IFPI appoints Norman Halim to its main board

27th May 2015

Norman Abdul Halim, one of the pre-eminent figures of the music industry in Malaysia, is to join the Main Board and Asia Regional Executive Board of IFPI, the organisation representing the recording industry worldwide.

Norman Halim is the executive president of KRU Music, a leading Malaysian independent label, as well as chairman of the Recording Industry of Malaysia (RIM). He rose to prominence as part of the Malaysian pop group KRU, alongside his two brothers, before founding the KRU Group in 1992 which pioneered the production of digital music, film and television content in Malaysia.

Halim also holds numerous other prestigious positions including serving as the chairman of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives & Consumerism’s National Anti-Piracy Awareness Committee and the vice president of the Malaysian Film Producers’ Association.

Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI, says: "I am delighted to welcome Norman Halim to IFPI’s Main Board, as well as our Asian Regional Executive Board. He brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise both as an artist and a producer that will help to support our goal of developing the recorded music business internationally and securing sustainable market growth. The IFPI Boards look forward to the new perspectives, insights and innovative ideas that Norman will provide as we continue to focus on supporting our members worldwide."

Norman Abdul Halim adds: "It gives me great pleasure to accept this honour of representing the Malaysian music industry and the Asian independent music labels on an international level. I offer my appreciation to IFPI for this esteemed opportunity to work alongside and support established global music industry leaders in performing their essential roles to create thriving music business communities worldwide."

For further information contact:

Adrian Strain or Alex Jacob, IFPI
Email: adrian.strain@ifpi.org / alex.jacob@ifpi.org

Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 7939 / 7940