61 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 Audit, Finance and Remuneration Committees of the Company.
Datin Linda Ngiam holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) majoring in Social Sciences from University of Malaya and a Diploma in Advertising and Marketing from the Institute of Communication, Advertising and Marketing (CAM), United Kingdom.
She was a Board Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (“ABC”), Malaysia and Chairperson of the ABC Content & Communications Committee and also held the position of the honorary secretary of Malaysian Newspapers Publishers Association (MNPA) and was a board member of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Malaysia.
Datin Linda Ngiam currently sits on the Board of MUI Properties Berhad, Hong Leong Assurance Berhad and Heineken Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Guinness Anchor Berhad). She also serves as a Trustee of Yayasan Sin Chew.