PTS Publication began in 1988 when the founders, Ainon Mohd and Prof. Emeritus Abdullah Hassan formed a consultancy services company focused on publishing, creativity and thinking skills. Their earlier corporate clients include Bank Negara Malaysia, Malayan Banking (Maybank today), ESSO (ExxonMobil), Shell, Telekom Malaysia, and a list of government bodies.
Both founders had been prolific writers, with a string of books written and published by other publishers, but it wasn’t until 2000 they decided that PTS would begin publishing books and embark on a journey that would, within a decade, make PTS one of the most recognised publishing brands in the country.
In the same year, Arief Hakim Sani, who would ultimately run the show in PTS when the founders decided to slip into the company’s board and leave the day-to-day running to younger bloods, joined the helm.
Today, with over 10 subsidiaries, PTS (which changed its name in 2012 from PTS Consultants to PTS Media Group) employs over 150 people and generates between RM30 and RM40 million of sales annually.