Al-Ishsal Ishak holds a Bachelor of Management (Honours) degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia and was a Japan Airlines Scholar at Sophia University, Tokyo.
Soon after graduation, he embarked into entrepreneurial endeavours in the digital space from 1994 to 2008. As one of the first Internet start-ups in Malaysia, Ishsal was involved with the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) launch in August 1996. Today, every Malaysian carries a piece of the pioneering MSC initiative with them in the form of the MyKad, and the MSC logo at its centre.
Ishsal went onto become the Chief Digital Officer of McCann Worldgroup, Chief Executive Officer of Baraka Telecom, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Products at Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Group Head Ancillary Income of AirAsia and held various senior positions in the Tune Group thereafter.
In recent years, he was the Managing Director, South East Asia of ECO Capacity Exchange Ltd (London) as well as trainer and consultant for Airbus Group, before joining Pos Malaysia Berhad as Group Chief Executive Officer in February 2018.
Ishsal was on the Board of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC) and a former member of the National Information Technology Council (NITC).