Senior Manager, Production of Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad
Topic: “Benchmarking For Success”
Bio: Farouq is the Senior Manager, Production of Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad, a major newspaper publishing/printing public-listed company in Malaysia and currently he is the Head of the Production Department. Prior to joining Utusan in 2008, Farouq has been instrumental in delivering key continuous improvement projects while leading the Technical Support Services team at The New Straits Times Press Malaysia. At Utusan, he has spearheaded several printing plant machinery upgrading projects (prepress, press & postpress), ISO 9001:2008 certifications, and achieving INCQC International Newspaper Colour Quality Club awards 2010-2014.
Besides having 17 years of experience in the newspaper industry, he has also been appointed as NOSS panel specialist for developing the national occupational skills standards in printing and maintenance and also the founding member and general secretary for Asean Newspaper Printers, a non-profit organisation since 2010.
Farouq holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Leicester University, United Kingdom and now pursuing his MBA in TechnoEntrepreneurship.