Local actor and producer Denes Kumar has been appointed a board member of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas).

According to Finas, the new board, appointed by Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, will be in effect for two years, from May 23, 2020, to May 22, 2022.

The new chairperson of the corporation is businessman cum community activist Zakaria Abd Hamid, who will be assisted by his deputy, producer Norman Abdul Halim.

Other members of the board include film director Abdul Razak Mohaideen, actor Eizlan Yusof, as well as producer Lina Tan Suen Jue.

Denes expressed gratitude over his appointment.

In a Facebook post, the actor, well known for 2018's Vedigundu Pasanga, said he was humbled at the opportunity to be on the board.