Mr. Ananda Krishnan serves as Chairman at Usaha Tegas. He is also an Angel Investor. But operating at the heart of Malaysia's political-business nexus, his operations repeatedly propel him back into the limelight. Krishnan made a fortune in oil and then another in gambling, before expanding into media and telecoms. His interests these days include: SE Asia regional pay-TV giant Astro; Malaysia's leading phone operator, Maxis; satellite operator MEASAT; U.K. newspaper group, Johnston Press; Malaysia's second largest cinema chain, TGV; and Celestial Pictures, the film company built on the Shaw Brothers library films. Celestial also gives a stake in the CTE channels bouquet.