57 years of age, Malaysian
Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Datuk Seri Wong joined the Board as an Executive Director of Star on 11 March 2010 and was appointed Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 20 November 2013. He has served the Company for more than 30 years, starting 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 or Leadership In Finance at several American universities including the University of Stanford and University of Southern California.
He was a member of supervisory council of the national news agency (BERNAMA) and had also served as member of the Governance Council of the National Innovation Agency in the Prime Minister’s Department. In 2012, Datuk Seri Wong became the first Malaysian to be elected into the board of the Paris-based World Editors Forum. He was also chairman of the Bangkok-based Asia News Network, an alliance of 21 media groups in Asian cities.
Currently, Datuk Seri Wong is an adjunct professor at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), a Fellow at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and an advisory panel member of the UKM Graduate School of Business. In addition to the above, Datuk Seri Wong is a board member of the Center for Mobile Studies (CMS) at the Xiamen University Malaysia. He is also an Honorary Advisor of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) (2016-2019). Datuk Seri Wong was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Media Industry by the World Chinese Economic Forum in Chongqing, China in 2014.
He also sits on the board of some of the subsidiaries of Star. Apart from this, he does not hold any directorships in any public or listed companies.