: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has announced the appointment of Imri Mokhtar as its new managing director (MD) / group chief executive officer (GCEO) effective Aug 1, 2020.
In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, TM said Imri will succeed former MD/GCEO Datuk Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin who had resigned from his post, effective today.
Imri, 47, brings with him over 24 years of experience in telecommunications and strategy. His last position was as chief operations officer (COO) at Celcom Axiata Bhd since May 1, 2020, where he was responsible for driving operational excellence throughout the organisation and providing leadership in the technology and identify functions within the enabler group.
Imri's last held position in TM was also as COO where he was responsible for the business operationsof unifi, TM ONE and TM Global.
Imri was TM's acting GCEO from November 2018 to June 2019. Prior to Imri's appointment as COO, he was the executive vice president (EVP) of unifi.
He first started his career with TM in 1996 and re-joined TM in 2005, serving in various positionsin TM including as vice president (VP), programme and performance management office and EVP,consumer.
Imri graduated from University College London with a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honours)and completed business and leadership programmes by Cambridge Judge Business School andHarvard Business School.
TM chairman Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh said together with the leadership bench, Imri will be at the helm to navigate TM through the current challenges and position TM on a more resilient, competitive and sustainable footing.
"TM is well primed to lead in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0 as the National Connectivity and Digital Infrastructure Provider and in enabling Malaysia's digital economy aspirations," he said.
Mohd Bakke also thanked Noor Kamarul saying that the latter had laid the foundation for a robust and exciting future for the company.
"Noor Kamarul leaves TM in a better position despite the current unprecedented challengesamid the COVID-19 pandemic. Under his leadership, notably under the Movement Control Order, TM as an essential service continued to deliver smooth continuity of connectivity and digital solutions for Malaysians nationwide, whilst ensuring the safety of our employees on the frontlines and a stable financial performance," he said.
Noor Kamarul joined TM as MD/GCEO on June 13, 2019.