6 May 2015 - Jake Abdullah, CEO of Astro Radio
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Speaker’s profile:Jake Abdullah, better known as Jakeman from Hitz.fm, is a Ph.D holder from the University of Sedona in Arizona. He joined Astro in 1996 before holding his current position as the CEO of Astro Radio since 2013.
Jakeman started off as an announcer / music executive for Hitz.fm. He was promoted numerous times in Astro – Programme Manager, Senior Programme Manager, Network Manager, General Manager, Group General Manager and Chief Content Officer before he was seconded to IM4U under the Prime Minister’s Office, where he set up this volunteer organization and spearheaded its numerous activities. Upon his return to Astro on 1 May 2013, he was promoted to CEO.
He still is a professional disc jockey (under the moniker Jakeman) where he has two shows (Club Hitz and Mix Tape sessions) on Hitz FM and Mix FM. A qualified life coach, he is an avid fitness enthusiasts who also teaches martial arts in his free time.
About Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd
Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad is a leading integrated consumer media entertainment group in Malaysia and Southeast Asia with operations in 4 key areas of business, namely Pay-TV, Radio, Publications and Digital Media. With a customer base of 4.3 million residential customers or approximately 62% penetration of Malaysian TV households, Astro offers 184 TV channels, including 48 HD channels, delivered via Direct-To-Home satellite TV, IPTV and OTT platforms. Astro provides HD, 3D, PVR, VOD and IPTV services through Astro B.yond and Astro on the Go. Fulfilling its promise to bridge the digital divide for all of Malaysia, Astro introduced NJOI as an entry-level DTH satellite TV service and is the country’s first non-subscription based satellite TV, offering 23 TV and 20 radio channels. Astro Radio includes Malaysia’s highest rated stations across key languages and is available on both terrestrial and digital channels, reaching approximately 12.9 million weekly listeners. Its digital arm is involved in digital publishing, applications and platforms as well as publication of entertainment and lifestyle magazines locally.
Astro holds the distinction of the ‘Gold’ award in the Media and Entertainment category at the Putra Brand Awards for 5 consecutive years from 2010 to 2014, including the ‘Brand of the Year’ award in 2012 and the ‘Brand Icon’ award in 2013.
Astro’s CSR projects have been recognised by the International Business Awards (IBAs) for the third consecutive year. Astro was named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the 2014 IBAs for the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year (Asia, Australia and New Zealand) category for the ‘Astro Kasih Hostel and EkoVillage’ project. In 2013 and 2012, Astro’s ‘Beautiful Malaysia: Longest Underwater Clean Up’ project and ‘Astro Kasih Hostel’ project were awarded with a Silver Stevie® Award respectively.
These awards are in recognition of Astro’s efforts to exemplify innovation, quality and strong corporate responsibilities.
Date: 6 May 2014
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Auditorium, INTI International College Subang
Talk title: The “No Holds Barred” Truth to Making It in the Real World
Talk synopsis: Jakeman’s life experiences - from announcer to Astro Radio’s CEO
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