Top management changes at Media Prima

Media Prima has made a slew of appointments and changes within the group, which take effect on 1 November.

Sathiaseelan Paul Thurai, or popularly known by his peers as Seelan Paul, assumes a new role as chief strategy officer of Television Networks, while continuing to head Media Prima's Radio Networks as its chief executive officer.

Nini Yusof, former country manager of Malaysia, Universal Networks International, takes on the role of group general manager, creative marketing and communications of Television Networks for Media Prima, which takes effect 15 November.

Joining as new deputy group editor of New Straits Times (NST) is Abdul Rashid Yusof, who leaves behind his role as NST associate editor.

Abdul Rashid will assist NSTP group managing editor in managing the overall news operations of the NST. He succeeds Kamrul Idris Zulkifli, who has been re-designated as NSTP's editor-at-large, in charge of foreign policy affairs.

Mustapha Kamil Mohd Janor has been appointed managing editor for Business Times to lead the revamp of the business pullout of NST as an authoritative source of business and financial news. He was formerly the executive editor for Business Times.

Media Prima also announced the retirement of Dato' Syed Nadzri Syed Harun as NST group editor, who will be replaced by Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid, NSTP group managing editor, who will assume the additional role of NST group editor to spearhead the reorganisation of NST. Dato' Syed Nadzri has been with NSTP for 33 years.

"The new appointments are seen as an effort by Media Prima to strengthen its television networks, radio networks, print and the group as a whole. Our print and broadcast media reflects the vibrancy of society we are in and the changing dynamics in its people. We need to make changes and adjustments to improve ourselves and stay ahead of our competitors. To stay the best, we must better ourselves at all times," said Datuk Johan Jaaffar (pictured), chairman of MPB.