55 years of age, Malaysian
Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
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 30 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 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 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.
Datuk Seri Wong also holds directorships within the Star Group of Companies which includes Cityneon Holdings Limited, Singapore.
He attended all six (6) board meetings held during the financial year ended 31 December 2015.
Datuk Seri Wong 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. He has had no convictions for any offences within the past ten (10) years.