SMRT's CEO Abdul Rashid steps down, to be replaced by Amat Taap Manshor

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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): SMRT Holdings Bhd announced that its group chief executive officer 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, has 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. 

Amat has a PhD in Management from Multimedia University. He also has a postgraduate degree in Industrial Economics specialising in urban & regional planning and a Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Planning, both from University of Technology Malaysia. 

SMRT’s share price closed unchanged at 16 sen today, giving it a market capitalisation of RM65.13 million.