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New Straits Times appoints interim CEO as Abdul Jalil Hamid retires

CEO of The New Straits Times (NSTP) Abdul Jalil Hamid (pictured) is retiring on 31 March, approximately 8 years after joining the team as group managing editor in October 2011. He was appointed to his current position in March 2017.

Executive director of news and editorial operations of Media Prima, Mustapha Kamil Mohd Janor, will assume additional duties as interim CEO beginning 1 April. Meanwhile, Media Prima also appointed editor-in-chief Yushaimi Maulud Yahaya as NSTP’s COO effective 1 April. Yushaimi has more than 26 years of experience in the news industry having served in various roles within NSTP and the Malay Mail.

Chairman of NSTP Utama Haji Ismail Haji Omar said: “On behalf of the Board of NSTP, we would like to express our utmost gratitude to Abdul Jalil for his dedication and many contributions to the company. We wish him well in his future endeavours. We are pleased that Yushaimi has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer. Together with Mustapha Kamil, we will ensure seamless transition and certainty for our stakeholders moving forward.”

Kamal Khalid, group managing director Media Prima, added that the group has “full confidence” that Mustapha Kamil and Yushaimi will continue to provide strong leadership to NSTP and build on the business transformation initiatives contributed by Abdul Jalil.

“Both Mustapha Kamil and Yushaimi have been with the group for many years. They have the right expertise and experience to spearhead NSTP towards its next phase of growth,” he added.

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