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Henry Tan Poh Hock

Henry Tan Poh Hock

Group Chief Executive Officer

Malaysian, 56, Male

Henry has held various responsibilities in the Astro Group. Prior to his appointment as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Astro, he held the positions of Group Chief Content & Consumer Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He is currently the Chairman of Go Shop, Astro's home shopping platform.

He played a key role in introducing Malaysians to high definition (HD) with Astro B.yond and launching the first free satellite multichannel service, NJOI. He raised the bar on storytelling and championed vernacular and Asian originals, from film to TV to digital, to ensure consumer relevance, reach and engagement. He has pioneered many firsts including Malaysia's first free academic learning channels, Tutor TV, Astro First, cinema in your home service, eGG Network, the first regional eSports channel, Boo, the first Asian horror channel, and local Hua Hee Hokkien entertainment and Malay "Lawak" comedy brands. He focused on creating digital content experiences for Astro's customers via Gempak, Xuan, Ulagam, Zayan, Awani, Stadium Astro and was also responsible for the group's airtime sales. Henry believes in the potential of Malaysian movies and was instrumental in the success of The Journey, OlaBola, Hantu Kak Limah, Paskal, Abang Long Fadil and Polis Evo.

Henry was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Mindshare Malaysia and GroupM (Malaysia and Singapore) and prior to that, he held the position of the Media Director, Ogilvy & Mather and General Manager, HVD Entertainment.

Euan Smith

Euan Smith

Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer, TV

British, 51, Male

Euan joined as Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer, TV on 1 April 2020. As Group COO, Euan has oversight of the Technologies that support each of the Group’s business units – Broadcast, OTT, Digital & Enterprise. As CEO TV he leads Astro’s key product groups (Pay TV, NJOI, OTT & Broadband) in addition to the Customer Sales & Operations functions. 
 
Euan is an established media executive with a unique skillset spanning both Business and Technology in media operations and business transformation. In his early career, he held roles in Unilever and KPMG before moving into senior leadership positions with Sky UK, Sky Germany and Fox in the US. Most recently Euan operated as COO at Foxtel in Australia.
 
Trained at University of Birmingham (Mechanical Engineering) and Harvard Business School, Euan has led multiple step-changes across technology, operations and customer service. He helped launch HD and  Broadband in the UK, played a vital role in the successful turnaround of Sky Germany, and was instrumental in the reset of Foxtel’s product & technology suite.

Shafiq Abdul Jabbar

Shafiq Abdul Jabbar

Group Chief Financial Officer

Malaysian, 41, Male

Shafiq joined our Group on 9 January 2017 as Group Chief Financial Officer.

He oversees the finance and risk management functions across our Group encompassing financial control, process risk assurance, treasury, business partner advisory, investor relations, corporate finance, and tax. More recently his role has expanded to oversee legal, procurement, strategic contracts and regulatory relations as well.

Prior to joining Astro, he was the Group Financial Controller and Chief Financial Officer (Malaysia) of CIMB Bank Berhad. Before joining CIMB, he was Executive Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a role he held having advanced from managerial positions in its Kuala Lumpur and London offices, where he provided assurance and advisory services to key clients listed on Bursa Malaysia and FTSE 100.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia and was formerly the Malaysian Chair of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Dr. Grace Lee Hwee Ling

Dr. Grace Lee Hwee Ling

Chief Executive Officer, Go Shop

Malaysian, 43, Female

Grace joined our Group’s Corporate Assurance Division on 2 January 2001 and has held several other roles within the Group including Head of Process Improvement, Group Financial Controller and Chief Risk Officer prior to her appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Go Shop on 1 October 2016. She was also recently appointed as a board member of Malaysian Global Innovation and Creative Centre (MaGIC).

She is responsible for driving Go Shop’s growth, doubling Go Shop’s customer base and growing cumulative top line revenue to RM1 billion since joining Go Shop in October 2016. This was achieved through her strategic focus on continuous improvement of customer experience, content production, formats and distribution, analytics-driven sales and marketing initiatives, supply chain management and technology. Prior to joining Astro, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Assurance and Advisory Division.

Grace earned her Doctorate in Business Administration from ELM-Graduate School, HELP University and was awarded the Distinguished 2018 Alumni Award for her outstanding performance. She received a degree in Accounting and Finance from Curtin University and a Master in Business Administration with Distinction from Charles Sturt University, both in Australia. She is an Australian Fellow of Certified Practicing Accountant (FCPA Aust.), Information Systems Auditor (CISA,US) and is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT, US).

Gavin Baxter

Gavin Baxter

Director, People & Workplace

British, 44, Male

Gavin joined our Group on 3 September 2018. He leads our human capital division, which aims to provide an amazing people experience for everyone at Astro through a culture of creativity, diversity and collaboration. He also heads our property and services division.
 
As a senior HR professional with over 15 years of experience in both Australia and the UK, Gavin spent the last six years in the technology and media sector as the Group Head of Talent Performance at Sky Plc in the UK where he developed and delivered the group’s talent strategy. Prior to that he was the Head of Organisational Capability at Optus Business in Australia. In both roles, he was involved in the ongoing digital transformation of the organisations.
 
He has also held senior roles in professional services firms including Deloitte Australia and BDO Australia. Gavin started his career in the insurance industry with Royal Sun Alliance and QBE where he advanced into management positions in the UK and Australia.
 
Gavin studied at the University of East Anglia, UK where he pursued technical insurance qualifications with the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Azlin Arshad

Azlin Arshad

Director, Pay TV

Malaysian, 46, Female

Azlin re-joined our Group on 17 June 2019 to take the lead on our Pay TV Business. She was recently Vice President of the Industrial Development Division of Johor Corporation, where she was also a member of the board of QSR Brands. 
 
Azlin was previously the COO of NJOI, our subscription-free TV service. Her task was to grow NJOI as a pipeline for customers to purchase additional content on a prepaid basis by executing customer solution initiatives and managing the distribution network to drive transactions.

She had a career in investment banking spanning 19 years, first specialising in Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, IPOs and Fund Raising and later expanded into stockbroking, private equity and asset management. She also held oversight roles in compliance, risk management and investments.
 
She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance (Honours) from University of Glamorgan, South Wales, United Kingdom (now known as University of South Wales) in 1996.

Mazhairul Jamaludin (MJ)

Mazhairul Jamaludin (MJ)

Director, NJOI & OTT

Malaysian, 49, Male

MJ currently serves as Director, NJOI & OTT at Astro. He was previously Financial Controller and Senior Vice President, Commercial Services Multichannel TV at Astro until 2010.

MJ has diverse experiences in media, assurance, advisory, telco and private equity. Prior to joining Astro, he was Senior Director, Investment/Outsourcing of Ekuinas. Other positions he held at Ekuinas include Chief Financial Officer, Senior Director of Ekuinas’ education portfolio and Head of Ekuinas’ Outsourced Programme. He also had a stint at Celcom as Vice President of Financial Accounting and Management Reporting, and served at both Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young where he provided assurance and advisory services.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University, UK, and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK. He has also been accorded Chartered Accountant Malaysia as well as ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant. He is currently a member of the Professional Accounts in Business (PAIB) Committee of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and sits on the board of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd and AXA AFFIN Life Insurance Berhad.

Agnes Rozario

Agnes Rozario

Director, Content

Malaysian, 51, Female

A pioneer member of Astro, Agnes was appointed as Director, Content on 1 February 2019.

She leads the Group’s content team, covering Malay, Nusantara, Chinese, Indian, International, Korean, Hollywood, Kids, Sports and Film businesses. She was instrumental in driving the success of Astro On Demand services, bringing the Astro First cinema experience into customers’ homes, and introducing Astro Best which allows early access to global blockbuster movies. Being a passionate advocate of regional content, she has championed numerous Asian and Southeast Asian initiatives, which include introducing horror channel Boo and bringing the Korean wave to Astro’s offerings.

Agnes holds degrees in Law and Economics from Monash University, Australia and completed Harvard Business School’s General Management Programme.

Dr. Mark Chia

Dr. Mark Chia

Director, Data

Malaysian, 46, Male

Mark joined our Group on 17 June 2019 as Director, Data. He is responsible for the seamless integration, utilisation and monetisation of all data across our Group. His key task is to bring together the disciplines of data management, visualisation, reporting and advanced analytics to generate value for Astro businesses.
 
Before joining Astro, Mark was the Advanced Analytics Practice Lead of SAS, where he designed, developed and implemented analytics solutions for organisations in various industries.  
 
Mark holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Adelaide, Australia. The first with Honours is in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and the second is in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science. He completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He is also registered as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council (UK) through the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
 

Alison Lau

Alison Lau

Director, Customer Sales

Malaysian, 53, Female

Alison joined our Group on 8 September 1996 and was appointed as Director, Customer Sales on 1 February 2019.

She is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction on customer sales, business development, customer operations and supply chain. She spearheaded and managed Astro regional sales channels and operations in achieving targets and operational efficiency in her previous role as Head of National Sales. She was instrumental in contributing to the growth of Astro’s penetration in East Malaysia from 34% in 2008 to 83% in 2018 through market and business intelligence. She has extensive experience in customer service and retention via key customer strategies and sustainable, market-driven initiatives.

She graduated from the Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre (SHATEC) and holds a certificate of Specialisation from the American Hotel and Motel Association (AHMA).

Wong See Wei

Wong See Wei

Director, Media Solutions

Malaysian, 42, Male

See Wei joined our Group as Vice President, Media Sales on 1 June 2016 to drive advertising revenue and increase TV adex share. On 1 December 2019, he was appointed as Director, Media Solutions to spearhead integrated media solutions across Astro’s media properties including TV, Radio and Digital as well as Intellectual Properties. He heads a team in delivering creative, effective and consumer-driven marketing solutions, leading to winning campaigns and more importantly, winning customers.
 
A certified accountant by the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Account (MICPA) and CPA Australia, See Wei was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of GroupM Malaysia. He started his career with Ernst & Young in 2000 before moving to UMW Toyota Capital as an accountant in 2003. He is also a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University and a Master of Business Administration (Marketing) from Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Christinne Lim Yen Wah

Christinne Lim Yen Wah

Director, Marketing

Malaysian, 43, Female

Christinne joined our Group on 18 April 2005 and was appointed as Director, Marketing on 1 February 2019.

She is responsible for providing leadership in marketing strategies and promotion of Astro’s products, services and content IPs ranging from on-air, online to on-ground. She also oversees the Group’s strategic imperatives and business development activities, delivering strong value proposition to Astro customers. Prior to this, Christinne led different portfolios within the Group including regional content, content strategy and marketing, premium business and corporate finance. Before joining Astro, she was Corporate Finance Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services, Malaysia.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours from Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Tammy Toh Seok Kheng

Tammy Toh Seok Kheng

Director, Communications

Malaysian, 51, Female

Tammy joined our Group on 3 September 2007 as Vice President, Communications. In her current role, she is responsible for reinforcing our Group’s market leadership via 360° communications.

She spearheads external and internal communications for the Company’s financial reporting, crisis management, digital and social media, product launches, corporate events, foundation and community sponsorship programs, employee relations, as well as diversity and inclusion.

On 1 March 2019 she took on the corporate responsibility and stakeholder management portfolio, including Astro Kasih which promotes education, community advancement, sports development and environmental awareness, particularly in underserved communities across Malaysia.

Prior to joining Astro, Tammy served in senior positions in various industries including Royal Selangor Pewter, Maybank, Gamuda Berhad, Alliance Financial Group and Tesco.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from University of Malaya, and is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Laila Saat

Laila Saat

Director, Regulatory

Malaysian, 50, Female

Laila joined our Group on 3 May 2005 and was appointed as Vice President, Regulatory, Intellectual Property Protection & Industry Affairs on 1 April 2009.

In her current role, she is responsible for providing specialist advice on the Malaysian regulatory framework and facilitating a conducive regulatory environment for the execution of our Group’s strategic imperatives. Working alongside the relevant authorities and stakeholders, she is instrumental in spearheading anti-piracy initiatives in the industry besides leading our Group’s intellectual property protection efforts. She has 25 years of working experience both in local and international markets. Prior to joining our Group, she worked in the communications and property industries, including UEM Holdings Bhd.

She received a Master of Science in Corporate Communications from University Putra Malaysia and holds a Bachelor of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from University of Malaya.

Liew Wei Yee Sharon

Liew Wei Yee Sharon

Company Secretary

Malaysian, 47, Female

Sharon joined our Group on 1 March 2002 and was appointed as the Company Secretary of Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad since its incorporation on 14 February 2012. Prior to that, she was the Company Secretary of Astro All Asia Networks Plc, a position she has held since January 2008.

She is responsible for the overall corporate secretarial and governance functions of our Group. Her responsibilities include advising our Board on its role and responsibilities, managing our Board and shareholders’ meetings, as well as providing efficient administration to our Group entities with regards to compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. She also acts as the focal point for shareholders’ communication and is a conduit between our Board members and Senior Leadership to ensure proper communication.

She has over 20 years of working experience in the corporate secretarial field and is a licensed secretary approved by the Companies Commission of Malaysia. She holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of London and was issued the Certificate of Legal Practice by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia.