Nurini named Bernama CEO


The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) yesterday announced the appointment of Nurini Kassim as the new CEO for the state-owned Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama).

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) corporate affairs head is appointed for a two-year term, which will begin on Jan 1 next year.

Minister Gobind Singh Deo said Nurini will replace former CEO Datuk Zulkefli Salleh who completed his service term on Oct 3, 2018.

“As the new CEO, she will be a part of the management group in KKMM,” he said.

He added that Nurini has 20 years of experience in management in various industries including the government institutions, regulatory finance, IT, and public relations and corporate affairs.

“I believe the combination of the new CEO, board of governors, supervisory council and the editorial team led by Datuk Zakaria Abd Wahab will take Bernama to greater heights,” said the minister.

Bernama editor-in-chief Zakaria also has played the role of acting CEO after taking over from Zulkefli.

Nurini’s appointment confirmed The Malaysian Reserve’s report on Dec 5 that she would be appointed to helm the news agency. She would also become the first female to lead the state-owned media company.

Nurini joined EPF in 2015 as the fund’s corporate affairs head. She worked with the Securities Commission Malaysia for 15 years in various divisions, including corporate affairs, capital market development fund secretariat and capital market promotions unit.

She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hull and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University.