Media Prima announces three senior management appointments

  • Johan Ishak is the new MPTN CEO while Alfian Talib is NSTP CCO
  • Fan Chen Yip is head of Key Account Management and Media Sales Planning


Media Prima announces three senior management appointments


MEDIA Prima Bhd, an integrated media group on Sept 28 announced three key senior management appointments to the group.

Johan Ishak has been appointed as chief executive officer, Media Prima Television Networks (MPTN) effective Oct 2, 2017.

As CEO, he will be responsible for the overall operations of MPTN and focus on strengthening its core businesses while pursuing new business opportunities in line with Media Prima’s long-term growth strategies.

Johan will oversee Media Prima’s TV3, ntv7, 8TV, TV9, tonton and the home-shopping business CJ Wow Shop. He will report to Media Prima’s group managing director.

A graduate of Monash University, Australia, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting, Johan is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Before MPTN, Johan was the CEO of MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd since 2012, a government investment arm for the promotion and entrepreneurship of the Malaysian creative industry.

Johan was formerly general manager at the Group Finance Department in Media Prima from 2009 to 2012 where he oversaw financial reporting, financial strategy, budgeting, taxation, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and project feasibility.

Fan Chen Yip has been appointed as head of Key Account Management and Media Sales Planning, Media Prima effective Oct 16, 2017.

He will be responsible for driving the group’s key sales strategies to ensure sustainable revenue growth and will provide leadership and strategic direction for the group’s sales operations. He will report to Media Prima’s group managing director.

Fan holds a Diploma in Chartered Institute of Marketing (United Kingdom) and a Diploma in International Advertising with over 20 years of experience in the field of sales.

His experience covers a wide range of sectors including the automotive industry, fast-moving consumer goods, financial services and telecommunications.

Before Media Prima, Fan was the CEO of Posterscope Malaysia, a subsidiary of Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN).

Alfian Talib was appointed as chief commercial officer (CCO) of The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd (NSTP) effective Sept 15, 2017.

As the CCO of NSTP, Alfian will be overseeing the Marketing, Advertising Sales and Newspaper Sales & Distribution (NSD) departments, ensuring growth in all three commercial sections of the company. He reports to the CEO of NSTP.

Alfian holds a Master’s in Marketing Management from New York University (USA) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from King’s College London, UK.

He brings 20 years of experience in strategy, marketing planning and operational improvements primarily in the service and technology industries.

Before NSTP, Alfian was CEO of TM Info-Media Sdn Bhd.

Commenting on the new appointments, Media Prima group managing director Kamal Khalid, said “Johan brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to lead MPTN. He combines business acumen, leadership skills and creative talent that will be critical to ensure commercial success of MPTN while continuing to provide the best content to our audience. He will continue MPTN’s digital transformation efforts in line with the group’s vision to become the leading Digital-first content and Commerce Company.”

He added that both Fan and Alfian possess the right experience in key industries which will be invaluable in helping Media Prima in delivering media advertising solution to clients wishing to take advantage of the Group’s integrated media platforms.

“We are pleased to have them join our senior leadership team where their knowledge and industry familiarity will help Media Prima achieve our sales objectives,” said Kamal.


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