National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) has a new Chief Executive Officer, and he is none other than director Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nadzri. His appointment was announced by Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo via a press release.

According to the statement, Ahmad’s appointment began on March 11, and will end two years later.

The UiTM graduate has been in the entertainment industry since 1993, starting out as an actor. But he truly made his mark in the industry as a director having helmed films such as Tipah Tertipu The Movie, Remp-It, Mr Cinderella and the 2007 horror flick Jangan Pandang Belakang.

Ahmad Idham is replacing Shakib Ahmad Shakir who has been Finas CEO for the past four months.

Gobind stated: “I hope the new CEO will serve to increase Finas’s efforts to further our film industry. I also hope Finas board members will work together with Ahmad Idham to achieve the government’s goals.”