Mr. P Gunasegaram was recently appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of Focus Malaysia. He brings with him vast experience in the areas of journalism, writing and business consultancy which spans over 40 years, having started his career as a journalist and moving on to hold various positions in major publications.
Prior to joining Focus Malaysia, he has worked as a journalist, analyst and columnist since 1978 in Malaysia, setting up a business news portal, KINIBIZ, in Feb 2013. He has worked as an editor at major publications in Malaysia, including The Star, The Edge, Malaysian Business and Business Times. He is well-known as a columnist on both business and socio-political issues.
He has been an analyst and head of equity research at local and foreign brokerages, initiating banking coverage in Malaysia for the then Baring Securities in 1991. He has consulted for the government on image management during the 1998 financial crisis. Mr Gunasegaram has a BSc in physics from the University of Malaysia, a Diploma in Education, a certificate in economic and business journalism from Columbia University, New York, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
In August 2018, he launched the book, 1MDB: The Scandal that Brought Down a Government. the first anywhere to be written on 1MDB. Other books he has written are a biography on the first Malaysian Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Tun Ismail Ali and a book on the history and development of BNM from 1959-2017.
Rising to the Challenge: Veteran journalist and columnist Mr. P Gunasegaram is the newly-appointed Editor-in-Chief of Focus Malaysia.