- 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 recognised as the Media Personality of the Year in 2012 by the local advertising industry association.
- Mano’s biological age is 48 but thinks he’s 36. He has accumulated 28 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 University Malaya, Shamini spent a dozen years in human resources, corporate secretary 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.
- Ting Ting leads advertising sales across the Malaysiakini Group. She is known to be smart, polished and engaging as she explains why there is no better option to reach decision makers than Malaysiakini and Kinibiz.
- 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.
- Sathiyan is enthusiastic, self motivated and always strives to achieve a high standard in whatever he undertakes. He offers the ability to motivate others, proven leadership abilities within a team environment, extensive experience and understanding of the importance of customer service.
- Oliver has served Malaysiakini in various capacities over the past 6 years. He loves to travel, and yearns to embark on unconventional adventures and experiences. He is a classic cars enthusiast and wishes the world would be a better place to live in. In his 30s, he is re-discovering his passions.
- Guna has worked for over 30 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).
- Jose has been a journalist for the past 13 years. He has worked at all English mainstream newspapers. He started by covering the shipping and ports sectors before moving on to corporate reporting. His forte lies in unearthing the on-goings at publicly traded companies on Bursa Malaysia. He has varied interests, and can be often spotted at Pusat Latihan Polis (Pulapol), in Jalan Semarak with the members of the Kuala Lumpur Muay Thai Association of which he is an active member.
- Despite being a law graduate, a love for words and serendipity started Nesa on a career as a sub-editor with Business Times 17 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, traveling or indulging in dark chocolate and tea. Nesa is a firm advocate of cats and pear cider.
- Stephanie has always been interested in news and the news gathering process and wanted to be a part of it. Now after two years of working in the corporate communication world, she is looking forward to reporting on the same. “As a junior reporter just starting out, I have much to learn and look forward to doing so from my colleagues at KiniBiz. I hope to be able to deliver business stories that are fair, factual, interesting and can be easily understood by the readers,” she says.
- A geology graduate turned writer, Khairie was previously a sub-editor in the legal publishing industry before making the jump into full-time writing. He is especially interested in real estate and property matters. When not cracking his head over business and finance, he enjoys writing on other subjects and is known to be unnaturally fond of em dashes.
- Quan Min has always been curious about the world around him. At university while pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce, he dabbled in fringe courses like Cinema Studies. For two years he attempted a conventional life in the corporate world working as a financial consultant at a Big Four accounting firm but found it too restrictive for his inquisitive spirit. Now he believes he has found his calling as a journalist with KiniBiz.
- Before turning to writing, Samantha studied graphic design and was a sub editor at a legal publishing company. Fortunately, opportunity trundled along and they crossed paths, leading her from freelance writing to an actual career in the business. She is currently pursuing a Masters in English Literature because just reading books wasn’t enough. Her spare time is often spent playing with fluffy animals and lamenting a lack of accountability in leaders everywhere.
Sub Editors & Graphics
- Hannef is a graduate of UiTM Shah Alam majoring in Literature. He has taught at various local colleges and language centres around Kuala Lumpur and decided to venture into writing and editing in 2011 after a few stints as a part time writer and contributor for local online and printed publications. He hopes to
widen his horizons and and explore his potential at KiniBiz.
- Syariman did 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 is not so good with words. Well, they do say a picture paints a thousand words.He loves watching movies, playing music and watching his favorite team Arsenal FC play. COYG!