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Group MD & CEO of Star Media Group Berhad (“the Company or “Star”)

Wong has served the Star for more than 30 years, starting as a journalist in the Penang office.  Prior to his appointment as the Group MD/CEO of the Company, he served in various capacities including the Group Chief Editor and Executive Director of The Star.

He is the first Malaysian to be elected into the board of the Paris-based World Editors Forum. He is also a supervisory counsel of Bernama,  the national news agency and  a member of the Governance Council of the National Innovation Agency in the Prime Minister’s Department.   He was also a chairman of the Bangkok-based Asia News Network, an alliance of 21 media groups in Asian cities. 

 Wong holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, majoring in political science and history.  He has attended financial and leadership development programmes 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,  an  adjunct professor at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and a Fellow at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

In addition to the above, Wong is a board member of the Center for Mobile Studies (CMS) at the Xiamen University Malaysia.  He is also an Honorary Advisor (2016-2019) of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC).

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

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

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