TM appoints Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin as new CEO
By Digital News Asia June 13, 2019
- Picks technical oriented executive to lead ongoing transformation
- Previous roles as CTO, Chief Customer Officer & Special Projects
Filling a role that was vacant since June 6 2018, Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has announced the appointment of a technical oriented and external executive as its new chief executive. Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin (pic, left), who has had roles as Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Technology & Transformation Officer and Chief Customer and Programme Officer while at Celcom Axiata Bhd, steps in from 13th June as TM’s Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director. He is a nominee of its special shareholder, Minister of Finance,
Chairman of TM, Rosli Man, welcomed the appointment. “On behalf of the board and management, we welcome Noor Kamarul on board and look forward to working with him.”
Rosli expressed his confidence that Noor Kamarul’s wealth of experience and industry know-how, will enable him to take TM forward into the future and explore new frontiers of growth. “We will continue with our ongoing transformation journey and execute the strategic initiatives planned to assist TM in navigating through the current challenges and position us in a more resilient, competitive and sustainable footing,” adds Rosli.
Noor Kamarul, 60, has vast experience of 34 years in managing telecommunication networks and services in Malaysia and Indonesia focusing on fixed network, mobile networks and mobile broadband services. He has led the strategy, planning and implementation of projects ranging from greenfield networks, 3G, 4G to leading the merger of Celcom’s and Telekom Malaysia’s cellular network, TM Touch in 2003 when he joined Celcom (Then called Celcom Malaysia Sdn Bhd) as CTO responsible for Celcom’s Network Strategic Plan.
Noor Kamarul was a member of Celcom’s senior management team in driving the turnaround of Celcom’s performance with an achievement of 31 quarters of consecutive growth from 2003 to March 2018. In 2010, he was promoted as Chief Information Technology & Transformation Officer responsible for developing a transformational IT infrastructure, processes and billing improvement, rationalisation and optimisation plan before being assigned as the Chief Carrier Collaboration Officer in charge of managing the celco’s collaborations with Domestic Network Facilities Providers (NFPs), telcos and celcos, foreign cellular operators as well as international carriers for roaming and traffic services.
He was thereafter appointed as the Chief Customer and Programme Officer responsible in enhancing the customer experience at every customer touch points before being assigned as the Chief Special Project Officer responsible for exploring new projects and establishing proof of concepts. He left Celcom last year and became a consultant.
“At the same time, on behalf of the board and management of TM, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Imri Mokhtar for stepping up to helm the leadership in transition, especially during the critical period amid the challenging environment, competitive landscape and industry dynamics. Imri will resume his role as the Chief Operating Officer to drive the business operations of unifi, TM ONE, TM Global and Information Technology & Network Technology (IT&NT) to better serve our customers,” added Rosli.