Boustead confirms Amrin's appointment as new MD

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KUALA LUMPUR (April 5): Boustead Holdings Bhd has appointed former Sime Darby Property Bhd CEO Datuk Seri Amrin Awaluddin as its new managing director, confirming a report in The Edge Financial Daily yesterday. 

In a statement, Boustead said Amrin has had a notable career with 30 years of experience in the corporate arena, playing a pivotal role in driving the success of Malaysian companies including Renong Bhd, Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd, Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Bhd, Media Prima Bhd and most recently, Sime Darby Property Bhd. 

"We are pleased to welcome Datuk Sri Amrin as our new managing director. We are confident that his experience and proven track record will help steer the group forward. Particularly given the increasingly competitive landscape, his vast expertise and sharp business acumen certainly augurs well for the development of the group," said Boustead chairman Gen Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Ghazali Che Mat. 

Sime Darby Property announced yesterday that Amrin will be stepping down as its managing director on May 3, after serving the company in the position from September 2017. 

Amrin, who served as Media Prima Bhd managing director from 2009 to 2017, will be filling up the top post at Boustead that has been left vacant for three months, following the resignation of Tan Sri Che Lodin Wok Kamaruddin.

Amrin came on board Sime Darby Property after the demerger of Sime Darby Bhd in 2017, which saw the listing of the group's property and plantation divisions.

Currently, he holds directorship in Taliworks Corp Bhd, as well as CIMB Bank Bhd. 

Amrin graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada, and then with a Master in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. He also is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.