Dato' Seri Kalimullah bin Masheerul Hassan, a Malaysian, aged 54, is an old boy of Pykett Methodist School (1965 – 1969) and Methodist Boys School (1970 – 1974). He began a career in journalism in 1979 and served in various local and international news organizations before becoming a businessman in 1995. He has gained vast corporate experience having held key positions in various Malaysian listed corporations.
He was also tapped by the Government to serve on various Government agencies and boards. In September 2002, he was appointed chairman of the national news agency, Bernama, for a two-year term by DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Agong but resigned to become Group Editor-in-Chief and deputy chairman of the News Straits Times Press (M) Bhd on 1 January 2004.
He retired as Group Editor-in-Chief on 31 December 2005 to resume his position as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of boutique financial services group ECM Libra, which he started with two partners in 2002. He retired as Deputy Chairman of New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad on 31 December 2008. Dato’ Seri Kalimullah also served as a member of the National Unity Advisory Panel for four years from 1 January 2005; the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDec), the National Information Technology Council and various public-listed companies, including the TA group, MBf Group, FACB, TSH Ekowood and others since the late 1990s. Earlier 2010, he resigned from most of his positions to focus on charity works undertaken by the ECM Libra Foundation which was set up by him and his two partners, Chua Ming Huat and Lim Kian Onn.
Dato’ Seri Kalimullah remains Chairman of ECM Libra Financial Group Berhad and is also an adjunct professor at the Limkokwing University. He is also a Trustee of the ECM Libra Founcation.