[STAR] Director APPOINTMENT - TAN SRI JOHAN BIN JAAFFAR on 28-May-2024

Announcement Date
28-May-2024
Board Member Information:
Date of Change
28-May-2024
Type of Change
APPOINTMENT
Designation
Director
Directorate
Independent and Non Executive
Age
70
Gender
Male
Nationality
Malaysia
Working Experience
Tan Sri Johan Bin Jaaffar has extensive experience in the media world. He was a journalist and editor, and he is also an award-winning creative writer and a well-read columnist. He joined Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad as the Group Chief Editor from 1992-1998. He was formerly Chairman of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka from 2006 to 2010 and of Media Prima Berhad from 2009 to 2015. Recognized as the 12th recipient of the National Journalism Laureate Award (Tokoh Wartawan Negara), he also served in various councils and committees, including Multimedia Development Council (MDC), Malaysian Business Council (MBC), Malaysia Incorporated (Malaysia Inc) and Majlis Penasihat Perpaduan Negara (National Unity Advisory Council). 
Tan Sri Johan was Chairman of the Consultation and Prevention Panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and also a member of the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC). Additionally, he was a member of the Putrajaya Higher Education Task Force (PHETF) and sat on the board of Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN). He was appointed to the board of the then public-listed Sindora Berhad, a company fully owned by Johor Corporation from 2005-2009.  
As a cultural figure, he contributed to the performance art and authored a book on his five-decades-long journey in the field. He served as a member of the National Brains Trust on National Education, set up by the National Economic Action Committee, the Head Jury for the Asia Pacific Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur in 2005. He was Chairman of the Malaysian Arts Council and a member of the board of Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA), Malaysias foremost school of performing arts.  From 2007-2011, he was a member of the nomination committee for the Education and Community category of Petronas Merdeka Awards. 
He holds adjunct professorships at multiple universities and writes for leading newspapers. Currently, he chairs Sri Nobel International School and Sanctuary Billboards.
Directorship of Public Companies
None
Family Relationship
Nil
Conflict of Interest
Nil
Interest
Nil
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