SMRT CEO steps down, to be replaced by Amat Taap

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on August 2, 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: SMRT Holdings Bhd announced that its group chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Abdul Rashid Mohd Sharif is stepping down and will be succeeded by Dr Amat Taap @ Amat Jais Manshor, effective immediately.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, SMRT said Abdul Rashid, 53, who had served as the company’s CEO since Sept 20, 2016, had resigned from his position. The reason given was “change of roles in the company”.

In a separate filing, the company said Amat Taap, 52, has more than 20 years of experience in the human resource management, talent development and education sector.

Prior to this appointment, he had served important roles in various institutions. He was the CEO of the Finance Accreditation Agency, senior director of the Asian Institute of Finance, dean/human resource consultant at the faculty of business & law, Multimedia & Science University.