Mustapha Kamil Mohd Janor
Executive Director, News and Editorial Operations, MPB
Interim Chief Executive Officer, NSTP
Mustapha Kamil Mohd Janor is the Interim Chief Executive Officer of The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad beginning April 1, 2019.
He assumes the position of Executive Director of News and Editorial Operations, Media Prima Berhad (Media Prima), effective October 2, 2018. He also sits on the Boards of Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad.
As Executive Director, Mustapha Kamil will be responsible for the overall operations of Media Prima news and editorial functions. He will provide the strategic direction and oversight of Media Prima Television Networks and NSTP news operations, and will focus on optimising the Group’s news resources in-line with Media Prima’s business transformation efforts.
He began his career as a Cadet Reporter in NSTP in 1989 and held various positions in the Company. In 1994, he attended the Advanced Journalism course, The Thomson Foundation in Cardiff, Wales. In 1994, he was a Reporter at New Straits Times’ (NST) Business Times and later served as NSTP’s Foreign Correspondent in New York, U.S. in 1999. He returned to serve as Business Times’ Managing Editor in 2001. Mustapha Kamil was promoted as NST’s Group Editor in 2013 until his resignation in May 2016.
Yushaimi Maulud Yahaya is the Chief Operating Officer, NSTP. He was appointed to the position on April 1, 2019.
He has more than 26 years of experience in journalism, starting his career as a cub reporter with the Malay Mail after graduating from the New Straits Times Press Pre-Entry Training scheme in 1990.
In 2002, he was one of the two Malaysian journalists chosen for the Nihon Shinbun Kyokai/ Japanese Press Foundation fellowship programme. Upon his return, he was tasked with setting up four new bureaus for the Malay Mail, which was then part of the NSTP group, in Penang, Johor, Malacca and Perak, in 2003.
In 2004, he was promoted to Assistant News Editor. A year later, he was transferred to the New Straits Times as News Editor.
In 2006, he was promoted to Chief News Editor for The Malay Mail and Sunday Mail, before becoming Deputy Editor in 2007. He assumed a string of roles, including Acting Chief Operating Officer, Executive Editor (Production), Editor and subsequently Editor-in-Chief in 2010. He was also Group Editorial Advisor for the Redberry Group, which had bought The Malay Mail title, and was engaged as a consultant for a news portal revamp.
Yushaimi re-joined NST in November 2012 as Executive Editor (News), in charge of the general news, political, crime, probes, Streets, sports, Sunday Times and online desks; as well as the bureaus.
In March 2015, he was made Deputy Group Editor. As a writer, he was the recipient of the Malaysian Press Institute Best English News Report and Best Investigative Report awards in 2003 and 2014 respectively. He was appointed Group Editor of New Straits Times on March 1, 2017. Later on January 1, 2018, he was appointed to the position of NSTP’s Editor-in-Chief.
Yushaimi was also the Treasurer of New Straits Times Press National Union of Journalists Malaysia from 2001 to 2004, and the National Assistant Treasurer of the NUJ in 2004. He was also Deputy President of the National Press Club from 2011 to 2013.
Saidon Idris is the Group Editor, BH beginning January 1, 2020.
An economics graduate from University of Malaya, Saidon started his career in journalism with the Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA) which he joined in 1991. After his stint at the news agency covering general, politics and crime assignments, he joined Utusan Malaysia in 1993 as a business journalist.
Saidon joined NSTP in 1997 as a Senior Writer for Dataniaga, a business magazine published by the group. A year later, he was transferred to Berita Harian attached to the news desk. In 2003, he was promoted to BH Assistant Economics Editor, before assuming the post of Economics Editor in 2004.
In January 2014, he was appointed as BH Associate Editor, Current Affairs overseeing the features, economics and foreign desk as well as writing Opinion Leaders (Op Eds) for the newspaper.
He was promoted a year later as BH Senior Specialist Writer, Economics & Current Affairs. In January 2018, he was promoted to be the Senior Executive Editor, Convergence, NSTP and then, he was made as Senior Executive Editor, BH a year later.
Ahmad Lokman Mansor was appointed as the Group Editor, NST on January 1, 2020.
Lokman who holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mass Communication & Media Studies (University of Toledo) started his association with the NSTP in April 1993 as a reporter for Business Times. His last post at the Business Times was as a Deputy Editor. In June 2009, he was promoted as the New Media Editor for NST.
In November 2012, Lokman was made Associate Editor of Op-Ed where he managed and planned the editorial and commentary pages of the newspaper on a daily basis.
He also held several key positions for NST including Associate Editor of Current Affairs & Digital (2015 - 2016), Associate Editor of Business, Op-Ed & CBT (2016-2018) and Convergence Editor of Business (2018-2019). A year later he was promoted to Executive Editor, Business, Op-Ed & Digital of NST.
Husain Jahit is the Group Editor of Harian Metro. He has been appointed to the position effective March 16, 2020.
Prior to the appointment, Husain was the Executive Editor, Commercial, a new position in Harian Metro created in February 2019. Previously, he was Harian Metro’s Editor for Business and Information Technology (IT) / Online before being promoted as Associate Editor for Features.
Husain started his career with NSTP in January 1990 in the Advertisement Department as a Marketing Assistant who was responsible to design advertisement graphics for Beriteks, a teletext service introduced by TV3 in 1985.
He was later transferred to Berita Harian in 1996 as an IT / Online journalist before joining Harian Metro in 2007, also as a reporter for IT and Online Desk.
Among his achievements in journalism were the Gold Award in Best Greetch Journalism Award under the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water in 2012 and first place for IT News Reporting in Bahasa by Sony Malaysia 2011.
Husain holds a Diploma in Computer Science (Programming) from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).
Jeannie Leong joined The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad in 2009. Her current appointment as the General Manager of Advertisement was on June 1, 2019. Her role encompasses enhancing and promoting brands of New Straits Times, BH and Harian Metro through marketing and brand strategy in both the traditional print and digital media, promoting Galeri Prima – as a platform not only for art exhibition but also to house art trading and auction activities. Jeannie Leong is also overseeing the Resource Centre to maximise the NSTP’s News and Image bank as an archival services on news articles, photographs and PDF copies of newspapers published by NSTP.
With 23 years of experience in the advertising media industry, she started her media sales career as sales executive in an established outdoor media company in 1990. In 1992, she was promoted as Account Manager to maintain and expand the business from key advertisers. In 1993, she joined System Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (TV3) as Account Manager responsible for advertising airtime sales. Later, she was promoted as an Account Manager supervising a sales team. Jeannie was absorbed into Media Prima Berhad as Manager, Creative Marketing in 2001 where she was involved in the development of innovative campaign for advertisers with the objective of increasing revenue for the station and to create creative idea or packages for potential advertisers via brand matching between the station programmes and clients’ brand focus.
Among the positions held by Jeannie Leong at MPB was Marketing Manager, Grand Brilliance Sdn Bhd (GBSB) responsible for movie sponsorship sales, planning and managing marketing activities. She also did attachment programming with LaTV, Indonesia for possible regional expansion for MPB. In 2006, she was transferred to Natseven TV Sdn Bhd (ntv7) as Senior Manager, Business Development/Marketing Communications to develop and manage advertising and activities which integrate various media platforms including planning of relevant on-ground events to promote the station’s brands or products. She developed innovative sales strategies and creative ideas/packages for Media Prima’s Sales Team.
Jeannie Leong was the Head of Advertisement for seven years before being appointed as the General Manager of Strategic Commercial Communications on March 15, 2018 where she was responsible in achieving the advertisement sales targets both in print and digital. She successfully implemented and secured revenue through digital initiatives such as digital creative ad campaigns, digital branded contents and digital video campaigns. Jeannie also initiated long term sales strategies leading the team to work from traditional sales method towards new innovative digital era.
Farah Ezrin was appointed as General Manager, Education Vertical of the New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad (NSTP) on October 15, 2017. As a pioneer leading the newly created department, she is responsible of development and monetisation of NSTP Education’s products including the traditional publications and digital.
Farah Ezrin had joined NSTP in 2009 as Senior Manager, Advertising Sales for Special features, responsible for monetisation initiatives for all supplements titles for NST, BH and HM. In 2011, she was promoted as General Manager of Client Services & Special Project where she led the project for the new advertising Media booking system and establishes the blue-print for advertising process. She was also responsible for the setup of new unit caters for new revenue stream in area of event sponsorship.
In 2005, Farah Ezrin was transferred to CH-9 Media Sdn Bhd (TV9) as Manager, Brand Management Group & Corporate Communications and she was the key player of the task force to set-up and rebrands TV9, was later then promoted as General Manager, Brand Management, Special Project & Communication in 2007, managing and monitoring the brand product and communications.
Farah Ezrin started her career as Marketing executive at Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (TV3) in 1996. She was then promoted as Head of Marketing in 1999 to manage and optimise airtime and sponsorship sales for TV3. In 2004, she became a Manager of Brand Management Group and responsible for the mass market brand specifically on in-house entertainment and foreign syndicated magazine & documentary program.
She graduated with a Business Degree majoring in Economics from Mississippi State University.
Azizi Othman is the General Manager, Digital Business & Development NSTP since January 1, 2018. As a pioneer leading the newly created department, he is responsible to assist the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) NSTP and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) NSTP in strategizing, developing, executing and growing the company’s business and editorial digital transformation. He is also responsible in developing and overseeing all the digital assets of NSTP.
Azizi began his career as an Economic Writer for Berita Harian (BH) in 1991, covering business and finance before moving on to specialize in corporate news and the Asian Financial Crisis 1997/98. In 1998, he was appointed as BH Correspondent in London, responsible in covering issues in the UK and Europe. He was the first journalist from Asia Pacific to enter Kosovo during the Balkan Crisis in 1998, even before the NATO military campaign to arrest the conflict.
Upon his return to Malaysia in 2001, Azizi was appointed as Deputy Economic Editor, BH and subsequently promoted as Economic Editor BH in 2003. He was then appointed as Chief News Editor for BH in 2004 before getting a promotion as Deputy Executive Editor (Features) in 2009. Azizi left the company in 2010 to become the first Editor-in-Chief for Malaysia’s first 24-hour news channel, Astro Awani and also a Vice-President at Astro.
He returned to NSTP as Executive Editor, Special Projects in the office of the Group Managing Editor and then as General Manager in the CEO Office, NSTP where he was involved in strategizing and planning the company’s transformation. Azizi was also responsible in restructuring and reorganizing the editorial structure and operations of NSTP to align it towards a more digital-centric news organization.
Mohd Najmuddin Abdul Razak was appointed as General Manager, Strategy & Business Development Department of The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad (NSTP) on July 1, 2019. He is responsible for charting the corporate strategies for NSTP in navigating today’s digital disruption business environment. Prior to this appointment, he was the General Manager, Group Corporate Strategy of Media Prima Berhad, a position he held since March 2018. Among his key task is to oversee the implementation of Media Prima’s Project Odyssey, a transformation strategic plan to become the leading digital first content and commerce company.
He has also hold various positions within the group over these years. In 2016, he temporarily departed from strategic role by assuming the role of General Manager of Media Prima Group Chairman’s Office. Among his main role is to provide business advisory to the newly appointed Group Chairman then.
He started his career with NSTP as the Head of Corporate Planning in 2013. Among his key achievement is to lay the foundation for NSTP to capture the new opportunities offered by the digital business environment
Mohd Najmuddin holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Hons). He is a registered member of Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) since 2005. With a good blend of deep technical root and vast business insights, Mohd Najmuddin possesses an inimitable blend of business acumen and engineering expertise.
He started his career in 2001 with Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (Proton Sdn Bhd) as an Engineer with its Research & Development Division. In recognition of his potential, Proton Group puts him on accelerated career growth program. This was where he started his journey into corporate strategy’s role where he joined the Proton Holdings’ Corporate Planning Division. He was assigned to develop their global business strategies. It is within this period that he developed his international business experience by working with various multinationals around the globe.
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.