Sazali Hashim

General Manager, Print Tower Sdn Bhd

Sazali Hashim is the General Manager, Print Tower Sdn Bhd for The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad. He was appointed to the position on January 1, 2018. As the General Manager, Sazali oversees the Production department, ensuring the efficiency of the print division. He reports to the CEO of NSTP.

He has more than 30 years of experience in engineering and production, starting his career in Minolta Malaysia after graduating from UiTM in Electrical Engineering. He joined NSTP in 1987 as Technical Assistant under engineering department. He acquired industrial technical training program in the United States, Sweden, Germany and Switzerland. He was promoted as Engineer in 1996 and attached to the company’s printing facilities expansion project. He supervised the electrical and electronics installation and operation from 1997 until 2004 for NSTP new regional printing plants in Senai, Shah Alam, Prai and Ajil.

In 2005, he was promoted as Plant Manager for regional printing plant in Ajil. In 2008, he was transferred back to Balai Berita Bangsar headquarters to lead the printing operation and development to develop the department maintenance system, operation management and business process improvement program.

When NSTP expanded its newspaper printing to East Malaysia in 2011, he was tasked to supervise the contract printing in Sabah and Sarawak. He is a corporate member of ASEAN Newspaper Printers which supports Southeast Asia newspaper industry. Apart from that, he also sits in the technical evaluation committee in developing occupational skill structure for Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (Percetakan), Kementerian Sumber Manusia.

Under the NSTP Business Continuity Plan, he was made the Deputy Chief Recovery Officer in 2015 before being promoted as Chief Recovery Officer in 2017, in charge of executing business recovery plans during disaster.