TM appoints Azlan Hashim as its new chairman
By Digital News Asia July 12, 2021
- Mohd Bakke Salleh leaves after short 14-month tenure
- A Chartered Accountant , new chairman has extensive corporate experience
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) today announced the departure of Mohd Bakke Salleh as Chairman of TM Board with effect on 31 July 2021 and the appointment of its new Chairman, Mohammed Azlan Hashim (pic) effective 1 August 2021.
On behalf of TM Group, the Board of Directors, expressed their highest appreciation to Mohd Bakke, who was appointed Chairman in May 2020, for his leadership and contribution, while wishing him the best in his future undertakings.
“The entire Board, management and Warga TM would like to record our heartfelt gratitude to Mohd Bakke, an exemplary role model in upholding governance and integrity and a highly respected corporate figure; who has brought his vast insights to benefit the TM Group. Together with the Board, Group Chief Executive Officer and management, we have charted the next phase of growth for the company under the New TM Transformation 2021-2023, anchored on 40+ Value Programmes.”
TM notes that its new transformation plan has already seen a strong start with quarterly growth across all lines of business and improved operations.
Commenting on the new Chairman's appointment, the Board said, “We are happy to welcome Mohammed Azlan Hashim as the new Chairman. He is a highly respected corporate figure with extensive experience in investment and financial services; most notably as a Board member of Khazanah Nasional Bhd and the Employees’ Provident Fund. He brings a wealth of industry and commercial insights, which will broaden and enrich the Board's overall expertise. We look forward to Azlan's guidance, counsel and leadership as the Company continues on its transformation journey and next phase of growth and value creation. As the enabler of Digital Malaysia, TM is committed to playing our part to support all our customer segments across homes, businesses, industry as well as the public sector with connectivity, digital infrastructure and solutions towards economic recovery.”
Profile of Azlan Hashim
A board member at Khazanah and EPF, where he is also Chairman of the Investment Panel, he also currently sits as Chairman of several public listed entities including D&O Green Technologies Bhd, Marine & General Bhd and IHH Healthcare Bhd.
He has extensive working experience in the corporate sectors including financial services and investments. Among others, he served as Chief Executive of Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Bhd, Managing Director of Amanah Capital Malaysia Bhd and Executive Chairman of Bursa Malaysia Bhd.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, Melbourne and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.