- Premesh is the co-founder of Malaysiakini. Before new media took him hostage, he was a journalist at TheSun, researched labour issues with the Malaysian Trade Union Congress and campaigned for human rights with Suaram. He can’t remember much of the physics he studied at university, but still enjoys reading about quarks and time travel. He has done two fellowships – TED and Chang-Lin Tien, and was recognised as the Media Personality of the Year in 2012 by the local advertising industry association.
- Mano’s biological age is 51 but thinks he’s 39. He has accumulated 31 years of experience, primarily in finance and general management. He is active in community projects and the cooperative movement. He’s a strong advocate of whisky consumption, rather than beer.
- After studying in Universiti Malaya, Shamini spent 14 years in human resources, corporate secretarial work and handling legal matters. She currently serves as the Group HR and Legal Manager. On the fun side, she enjoys playing pool, catching up with friends, cycling, reading and sight seeing.
- John Joseph has over 16 years’ experience in media sales. He has handled sales for a variety of media including niche market publications, mass market dailies, magazines and digital media. When not chasing sales, John is an avid supporter of the Tottenham Hotspur football club and he enjoys reading fantasy books.
- Wang Ching, brings to KiniBiz 14 years of experience in media & sales marketing. She has honed her skills in various media including business publications, green business magazines & lifestyle publications. Since all work and no play makes Jane a dull girl, Wang Ching explores the ever-changing world of cosmetics when she’s not poring over sales proposals.
- Ignatius has been in the publishing industry for more than 20 years, specifically dealing with circulation which involves, retail, subscription, operations and customer service. He started at Penerbit Fajar Bakti and then spent almost two decades at The Edge. When not building Circulation Departments, Ignatius makes over cars. He’s currently working on a 1999 model Satria. When not buried under the hood of a car he can be found nurturing his beloved Arowanas.
- Adam has a background in Psychology, but wishes he had the time and ability to expand and enrich himself with many, many skills. Be they useful or useless, all skills are welcome to him. Infinitely more interesting in person, he enjoys some level of class and civility with the occasional periods of idiocy. If his head is not in his work, it can usually be found thinking up strategies to rule the world in computer/console games or in a good book.
- Aizu is a marvel at all things technology and loves doing it on his Mac gadgets. Although from Kelantan, he is more a digital native. He’s a quick coder and has an eye for design and front-end programming, an extremely rare breed these days.
- Guna has worked for over 35 years as a journalist and analyst in Malaysia, holding key editorial positions in The Star, The Edge and Malaysian Business. He has also been head of Malaysian equity research at foreign and local brokerages. He likes to play tennis (badly), go for walks (slowly) and take the occasional joy of a wilderness trek (with difficulty).
- Despite being a law graduate, a love for words and serendipity started Nesa on a career as a sub-editor with Business Times 19 years ago. She has since worked for several English language newspapers in Malaysia as well as abroad and has never managed to escape the realm of business news. When not in the newsroom she can be found buried in a book, travelling or indulging in dark chocolate and tea. Nesa is a firm believer in the merits of cats, books, and mead.
- A geology graduate turned writer, Khairie was in the legal publishing industry for a while before finding himself in journalism. He enjoys shining light onto important matters kept in shadows and wishes people are as honest as rocks — after all his geology professor once said rocks are more honest than judges. When not cracking his head over business and corporate drama, he enjoys writing on other subjects and is known to be unnaturally fond of em dashes.
- Khairul has had an off-beat career in various industries covering IT, advertising, biscuits, mineral water, cooking oil, margarine, ghee, used cars, toothpaste, hair gel, deodorants, body scrub, feminine hygiene, water filters, therapeutic mattresses, children’s clothes, chocolate brownies, cookies, pineapple tarts, used books, nasi lemak and writing. He is enjoying his time in KiniBiz.
- Sharmila has dreamed of being a journalist since she was 16. She started out as a technology journalist, dabbled in entertainment writing for a bit, but ultimately found her interest and real voice lies in business journalism. A full-time vegetarian and avid yoga fan, she also loves vegetarian cooking and buries herself in a good crime novel when not chasing a story.
- Stephanie has always been interested in news and the news gathering process and wanted to be a part of it. After spending her first two working years in the corporate world, she now enjoys reporting on the same. She loves reading and travelling; reading while travelling and travelling through reading.
- Many have taken the liberty to mention that Xavier’s jump from Psychology to Journalism is a leap of rather large proportions. He disagrees. In his own words, it was more of a stumble, trip and fall into the world of business journalism, which gets more intriguing each time he looks at it. When not attempting to unravel this new mystery, he either plays games (computer, tabletop and board) or nestles in a corner of his comfy bed, mug of hot tea in hand unapologetically lost in the captivating realm of fantastical creatures, magic and battles that is a good book.
Sub Editors, Graphic Designers & Photo Journalist
- Syariman majored in TESL at university and then decided that his true calling lay in graphic design. He now works on giving us wildly creative and multi-coloured graphics. Who says business has to be dull and in shades of grey? Syariman is very much a visual person who is not so good with words. Well, they do say a picture paints a thousand words. He loves the movies, playing music and watching his favourite team Arsenal FC play. COYG!
- Mohd Fakri has just graduated and this is his very first ‘real’ job as it were. Thrown immediately into the deep end of graphic design he’s managed to not just float but swim. When not buried in business graphics, he’s an enthusiastic gamer, which might go some way towards explaining his passion for creative endeavours. Fakri is also a huge fan of Manchester United and plays football as a means of winding down at day’s end. He loves felines and lives under the loving paws of two.
- Andy has spent the last 10 years in contact centres and customer service. To him, news is an arcane art when words are fed in and news comes out. Finally given a chance to be part of making news (or editing it) rather than only reading news, he jumped without looking. He is ecstatic to count amongst his new colleagues fellow travellers in the realms of magic and fans of Arsenal FC. He now no longer has to put up with being the only Gunner in an office full of Kops
- Geraldine has a background in English and Educational Psychology, but she wishes she could have the time to be an expert in many other fields. One realm particularly mysterious to her is the world of business, and she is determined to fully explore this uncharted territory. Among her many time-consuming obsessions, her top favourites are reading, playing computer/console games and watching anime. She also has a tendency to zone out when people talk about football. Why should she care about Chelsea or Liverp — raindrops and roses and whiskers on kittens, la la la la…
- After four mundane years of working in the banking industry, Justin ventures out to see what life has to offer. He loves tech, football, rugby, people-observing, and crude sarcasm. Often wishes he could drive a lavender coloured tour bus across the great Australian outback, miming to Verdi’s La traviata: Follie!
- Rajita has been in the publishing industry for more than a decade as a designer. Now, she is getting to know the other side of publishing by wearing two hats. She is now both a designer and a sub-editor. Rajita likes to go for long walks in the park. Her mantra in life is go with the flow as you might not know what you can learn along new paths.
- It may come as a surprise to many that Ban’s photography skills are self-taught. His qualifications lie in Animation and Visual Effects. He has a strong passion for the art of visual storytelling and firmly believes in the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. Ban aims to keep on learning the art of photography. He believes that life is not as complicated as it’s made out to be and one can always get by with a smile and a friendly greeting.