KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin has resigned as managing director and group chief executive officer of Telekom Malaysia Bhd effective immediately.
TM today announced that its former chief operating officer Imri Mokhtar would succeed Noor Kamarul.
This confirmed the New Straits Times report earlier today on the resignation of Noor Kamarul and Imri’s return.
Noor Kamarul was appointed in mid-June last year, following 12 months of uncertainty at TM regarding the position after Datuk Seri Shazalli Ramly resigned a month after the general election in May 2018.
At that time, Imri was touted to succeed Shazalli and was acting group CEO since mid-November 2018 until the appointment of Noor Kamarul.
He reportedly decided to leave the company effective from Janury 31 this year to pursue other opportunities.
Imri, 46, was appointed as acting group CEO on November 16, 2018, following the resignation of Datuk Bazlan Osman from the position.
TM said Imri’s appointment was effective from August 1.
“Imri is a TM home-grown talent with a strong background in strategy and business operations, and his last positions in TM as chief operations officer as well as acting group CEO prior to that, put him in the best position to take TM forward in our next phase of growth,’ said chairman Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh in the statement.
“Together with the leadership bench, Imri will be at the helm to navigate TM through the current challenges and position us on a more resilient, competitive and sustainable footing.”
Bakke added that TM was well primed to lead in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) as the national connectivity and digital infrastructure provider and in enabling Malaysia’s digital economy aspirations.
Meanwhile, TM said Noor Kamarul had left the group in a better position despite the current unprecedented challenges amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Under his leadership, notably under the Movement Control Order, TM as an essential service continued to deliver smooth continuity of connectivity and digital solutions for Malaysians nationwide, while ensuring the safety of our employees on the frontline and a stable financial performance,” it added.