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7-Eleven Malaysia's ex-CEO Colin George Harvey dies

7-Eleven Malaysia's ex-CEO Colin George Harvey dies
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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 13): 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd (SEM) said today that the convenience store chain operator’s adviser Colin George Harvey passed away yesterday due to complications from a recent illness.

In a statement today, SEM said Harvey was the chief executive officer (CEO) of SEM from July 2018 until November 2020 prior to his current designation as an adviser to the group. 

SEM chairman Tan Sri Abdull Hamid Embong said in the statement: “We are greatly saddened by the passing of Colin Harvey, and on behalf of our board of directors, management team and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to Colin’s family. 

"We mourn his loss, and he has our deepest gratitude for his dedication and contribution to the group over the years.” Abdull Hamid said.

According to SEM’s Bursa Malaysia filings on Oct 30, 2020, UK citizen Harvey, aged 50, on Dec 1 resigned as SEM's executive director cum CEO due to health reasons.

Harvey was jointly succeeded by Wong Wai Keong and Tan U-Ming.

According to SEM’s filings, Wong and Tan were appointed co-CEOs with effect from Dec 1.

On Friday, SEM’s share price closed unchanged at RM1.33, with a market value of about RM1.5 billion.

The stock saw 1.64 million shares traded.