60 years of age, Malaysian
Independent Non-Executive Director
Datin Linda Ngiam was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2007. She was the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Star from 1 July 2008 until 30 June 2011 and served as Deputy Group General Manager from 2004 until her appointment as Group Chief Operating Officer in Star in 2005. Prior to this, she was General Manager, Advertising & Business Development (1985 – 2003). Datin Linda Ngiam was re-designated to Independent Director of the Company on 1 July 2013. She is also a member of the Finance and Remuneration Committees of the Company.
Datin Linda Ngiam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Social Sciences from the University of Malaya and a Diploma in Advertising and Marketing from the Institute of Communication, Advertising and Marketing, United Kingdom.
She was a board member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (“ABC”), Malaysia and Chairman of the ABC Content & Communications Committee and also held the position of the honorary secretary of Malaysian Newspaper Publishers Association and board member of the Advertising Standard Authority Malaysia.
Datin Linda Ngiam currently sits on the Board of MUI Properties Berhad, Hong Leong Assurance Berhad and Guinness Anchor Berhad. She is also on the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Sin Chew.
She attended all the six (6) board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2015.
Datin Linda Ngiam does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Star, nor any conflict of interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. She has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.