Chief Executive Officer, Iskandar Malaysia Studios (IMS)
Rashid Karim joined as chief executive officer of Iskandar Malaysia Studios (IMS) (previously Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios) in March 2019.
Prior to that he was chief commercial officer at Granatum Ventures, the investment holding company for Khazanah’s Creative & Media assets, including IMS and Rhizophora Group, which was involved in content development, investment and distribution. Prior to that, he was vice president, investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad in the creative & media team.
Karim was appointed to the board of the National Film Development of Malaysia (FINAS) in 2018. He completed his Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales (ICAEW) training at Deloitte London in 2011 and has a law (LLB Hons) degree from the London School of Economics.
Iskandar Malaysia Studios is the largest filmed entertainment production facility in South East Asia, housing state-of-the-art film stages, TV studios, water filming tanks, and extensive production support facilities. Its mission is twofold: to serve as a preferred location for film and television productions for international projects, as well as to promote and foster the development of quality Malaysian content as well as the film and TV ecosystem.