Celcom appoints Halim Shafie as Interim Chairman

  • Appointment follows Izzaddin Idris stepping down as Axiata’s President & CEO
  • Has held numerous leadership roles including two stints as MCMC chairman 

Celcom appoints Halim Shafie as Interim Chairman

Celcom Axiata Bhd announced today, the appointment of Dr Halim Shafie as its interim Chairman effective 2 June 2022. The appointment follows the announcement of Izzaddin Idris who had stepped down from his position as Axiata’s President & Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO) and resigned as Celcom’s Chairman, both of which were effective on 31 May 2022. 

Commenting on the appointment, Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom said, “Together with the management of Celcom, we welcome Halim Shafie as our new chairman and are excited to work with him and the board. We look forward to his guidance in driving the organization and creating real value for our customers,” Idham said.

Already familiar with Celcom’s operations by virtue of his appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Axiata Group Bhd on 1 November 2020, Halim has served in many Government agencies including the Ministry of Education, Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) and the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN). 

Halim was the Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications in 2000 and Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) from 2006 to 2009 before taking up position as Chairman of Telekom Malaysia Bhd from 2009 to 2015. His last position before Axiata was as Chairman of MCMC appointed for the second time from 2015 to 2018. He also served as the Chairman of Smart Axiata Co, Ltd.


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