Pos Malaysia welcomes Yasmin Mahmood as its Independent Non-Executive chairman
By Digital News Asia April 1, 2019
- Expresses deepest appreciation to outgoing non-executive chairman Mohammad Zainal
- Yasmin in credible position to oversee public-private partnerships, realise ‘win-win’
POS Malaysia Bhd, has appointed former Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) CEO, Yasmin Mahmood (pic) as its new independent non-executive chairman, effective today.
In a statement on Friday, March 28, the Board of Directors of Pos Malaysia expressed its deepest appreciation to Mohammad Zainal Shaari who steps down as its non-independent non-executive chairman with effect from April 1, 2019, to focus towards the on-going rationalisation within the DRB-Hicom Group.
During his tenure as chairman, Mohamad Zainal provided strong guidance and support to the management, and contributed enormously to the group’s vision and mission.
The Pos Malaysia board describes Yasmin as a global thought leader in Digital Economy transformation, consultancy and implementation. Throughout her illustrious career spanning three decades, Yasmin has served both the public and private sectors, which places her in a credible position on overseeing public-private partnerships to realise ‘Win-Win’ situations and sustainable growth.
Having graduated with a double-major in Computer Science and Mathematics, Yasmin has served various technology giants; starting with being general manager of Hewlett Packard Malaysia’s Commercial Channels Organisation (1995 – 1999), taking on a dual-role of general manager and regional corporate director of Dell Malaysia (1999 – 2006), before moving on to become Microsoft Malaysia’s managing director (2006 – 2009).
In September 2014, due to her strong credibility and expertise, she was appointed CEO of MDEC to make a difference and to utilise her expertise and experience for the betterment of the nation. Under her watch, MDEC soared to greater heights and made the Digital Economy an engine of growth for Malaysia.
Yasmin had also represented Malaysia and Asean at major international events which include the World Economic Forum, International Telecommunication Union and the World Islamic Economic Forum. In 2018, Yasmin was recognised as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in Digital Government by Apolitical, an independent UK-based global network for government which focuses on helping public servants find solutions to issues.
Since leaving MDEC in mid-January 2019, Yasmin has invested in a few technology ventures in Indonesia, and assumes an advisory role in these companies. Various governments and international companies throughout the world have also sought Yasmin for her insights into digital transformation and implementation, as well as latest technology trends. These engagements include an invitation to be a permanent member of the Digital Kazakhstan Advisory Board which is chaired by the country’s Prime Minister.
The Pos Malaysia board is also announcing its acceptance of Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa’s resignation as Independent non-executive director with effect from April 1, 2019.
Zamzamzairani is stepping down due to his high level of commitment as board member of other companies. The board has expressed its appreciation to Zamzamzairani for his invaluable support to Pos Malaysia and wish him well in his future endeavours.
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