P Gunasegaram

P Gunasegaram, is the Chief Executive of Advocacy and Research Organisation Sekhar Institute and Senior Editorial Consultant at the Vibes. Guna has over 40 years of experience as a teacher, journalist, analyst, and columnist. He set up a business news portal, KINIBIZ, in Feb 2013 and transitioned Focus Malaysia into an online portal in 2020.

He has been an editor at major publications in Malaysia, including Focus Malaysia, KINIBIZ, The Star, The Edge, Malaysian Business and Business Times. He was 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. Guna has written three books – “1MDB The Scandal that Brought Down a Government”, a history of Malaysia’s Central Bank and a biography on legendary Malaysia Central Bank Governor, Tun Ismail Ali.

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He firmly believes in continuing education and in addition to a degree in Physics and a Diploma in Education, he holds an MBA, the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and a Certificate in Economic and Business Journalism from Columbia University, New York. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, walks, reading and travelling.