Nurini Kassim is the new CEO of Bernama, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo announced today.
Nurini has been appointed for a two-year term beginning Jan 1, 2019, he said in a statement.
Nurini takes over from Zulkefli Salleh who completed his term of service on Oct 3.
“Nurini has 20 years of extensive experience in management in various industries, including government institutions, financial regulations, information technology, and public relations and corporate affairs.
“I believe the combination of the new CEO, the board of governors, the supervisory council and the editorial team led by Zakaria Abdul Wahab will take Bernama to greater heights,” he said.
Nurini, 55, who holds an MBA from the University of Hull, has been the Head of the corporate affairs department of the Employees Provident Fund since October 2015.
She also has 15 years of experience since August 2000 at the Securities Commission, where she headed various divisions including the corporate affairs department, secretariat for the capital market development fund, capital market promotions unit and Islamic capital market development project unit.
Nurini also has experience serving in multinational technology companies, including as marketing manager from 1994 to 1997 at Sapura Systems Malaysia, and as project consultant from 1990 to 1994 at Hewlett-Packard Sales Malaysia.