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PETALING JAYA – Datuk Seri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly (pic) will take over as Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s (TM) new managing director and group CEO from May 1, 2017.

This follows the retirement of Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa as group CEO of TM on April 30, 2017.

The group also announced the appointment of Datuk Bazlan Osman, who is currently executive director and group chief financial officer (CFO), as executive director and deputy group CEO effective April 1, 2017

TM chairman Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob said the appointments marked a new era of leadership for TM.

He said Shazalli possesses the energy, drive and industry know-how to build on the strong foundation established by Zamzamzairani.

“Together with Bazlan as his deputy, this dynamic duo makes a formidable team.

“TM remains steadfast in building our ecosystem towards realising our convergence and ‘Go Digital’ aspirations as we move beyond connectivity into quad play and new value added digital and smart services,” he said in a statement.

It has been widely speculated over the past few weeks that there would be a change in leadership at TM, with either Shazalli or Bazlan expected to take over the helm of the telecommunications group.

Shazalli, 55, was most recently the regional CEO and corporate executive vice-president for Axiata Group Bhd after being promoted from his previous position as the CEO of Celcom Axiata Bhd.

Under his leadership, the company achieved a record-breaking 31 quarters of consecutive revenue, subscriber, EBITDA and profit after tax growth.

In the statement yesterday, Sulaiman also expressed his highest gratitude to Zamzamzairani for his contributions to the TM group.

“He has been a transformative leader and his passion for TM inspires a sense of belonging and purpose among Warga TM – we attribute this as instrumental in driving the company’s exemplary success.

“He is a consummate TM leader who will be remembered by everyone across the group as a leader of great integrity, passion, charisma and intellect,” he said.

On Bazlan’s appointment, Sulaiman said he has been a key figure in driving the success of TM’s transformation.

“Under his stewardship as executive director and group CFO, the operational performance and financial position of TM have grown from strength to strength, with sustained high returns to investors since demerger.

“These achievements were recognised by the numerous accolades received by TM, particularly in the fields of corporate governance, corporate finance, risk management and investor relations,” he said. – The Star Online

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