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Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai

Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai

Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Star Media Group Berhad

Datuk Seri Wong was appointed as an Executive Director of Star on 11 March 2010 and re-designated to Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 20 November 2013. He has served the Company for 31 years, started out as a journalist in the Penang office. Prior to his appointment as the Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company, he served in various capacities including the Group Chief Editor of The Star.

Datuk Seri Wong holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from National University of Malaysia majoring in political science and history. He has attended financial and leadership development programs organised by the International Centre For Leadership In Finance at several American universities including the University of Stanford and University of Southern California. He is an advisory panel member of the UKM Graduate School of Business and also a supervisory counsel of Bernama, the national news agency. He is also a member of the Governance Council of the National Innovation Agency in the Prime Minister’s Department and a trustee of the Global Movement of Moderates.

He is also an adjunct professor at Northern University of Malaysia.

He writes a weekly column in The Sunday Star called “On the Beat” which focuses on political and religious moderation. 

He is also a strong advocate of emphasizing commonalities and positive values.

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