ABOUT WONG CHUN WAI
Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai is the group managing director/chief executive officer of The Star Media Group. Wong, who was appointed acting group CEO on Aug 1, 2013 was confirmed to the position following a board of directors meeting on Nov 20, 2013.
His move to the corporate echelon comes after a long history in the editorial department where he started out as a reporter in the Penang office and rose from the ranks to become Group Chief Editor.
Wong, a political science and history graduate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, also enhanced his career by attending financial and leadership courses at various American universities, including Stanford University and University of Southern California, organised by the International Centre for Leadership In Finance.
He is also a winner of the Best Journalist (Features) Award for 2003 organised by the National Press Institute.
In 2012, Wong became the first Malaysian to be elected into the board of the Paris-based World Editors Forum. He also sits on the board of the Bangkok-based Asia News Network, a regional grouping of 22 media companies.
He is a member of the Council of Governance of the National Innovation Agency in the Prime Minister’s Department and a trustee of the Global Movement of Moderates.
Wong, a Penangite, had his primary and secondary education at St Xavier’s Institution.
Wong continues to write his popular On The Beat column each Sunday.
PREVIOUS POSITIONS HELD
- Group Chief Editor
- Deputy Group Chief Editor
- Executive Editor
- Senior News Editor
- News Editor
- Deputy News Editor
- Assistant News Editor
- Senior Writer
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