Zahir Kelvin Ong Abdullah
Zahir has extensive media and corporate experience in Malaysia with over 30 years experience in media relations, branding, marketing and planning. He currently holds various positions in different companies.
Zahir is currently the Director of Venus Assets Sdn Bhd, the developer of the prestigious Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur. He is also consultant to HPL Hotel and Resorts Pte Ltd.
Zahir currently holds two postions in Sovereign Enterprises Sdn. Bhd and ISY Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and Owner’s representative to Casa Del Mar Langkawi, one of the leading boutique hotels in Langkawi. He also is Chief Consultant to GEO Networks, a PR and media strategist agency. He is the Liaison Aide to His Royal Highness The Sultan of Selangor and was appointed as a committee member of The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup since 2004. The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup is an annual football match between Singapore and Selangor and is one of the main events between the two team’s football calendar.
Among his achievements in TV3 included setting up of NIGHTLINE, an English news bulletin which runs till today. He was also instrumental in participating and hosting TV3’s current affairs programmes like Money Matters and Face-To-Face. Zahir also was part of TV3 Malaysia’s team in establishing TV3 Ghana in Accra in the late 90’s. During his time at Sovereign Enterprises Sdn Bhd, he was appointed as a Independent Director of PanGlobal Insurance to assist in the sale of the company to Tokio Marine in the mid 2000’s.
Zahir graduated with a degree in Economics in the mid 80s. In 2013, Zahir received the Setia Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (S.I.S) award which was an addition to the Ahli Sultan Shahrafuddi Idris Shah (A.I.S) award in 2007 which was bestowed by HRH The Sultan of Selangor.