SSER gets new chairman; accounting firm-led exco to run daily ops

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on July 11, 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The finance ministry (MoF) announced yesterday that it had appointed Datuk Asri Hamidon as the new chairman of Suria Strategic Energy Resources Sdn Bhd (SSER), and that an executive committee (exco) led by accounting firm Grant Thornton Malaysia will manage SSER’s daily operations.

The changes took effect on June 25, said the MoF in a statement.

The management of SSER’s daily operations will be led by Kishan Jasani, a partner of Grant Thornton Malaysia, the ministry added.

Asri, who was appointed the chairman of 1Malaysia Development Bhd late last month, currently also serves as the deputy secretary-general overseeing government investment at the Treasury.

Meanwhile, the new exco comprises former Agrobank chief executive officer Datuk Wan Mohd Fadzmi Wan Othman, Grant Thornton Malaysia senior partner Hooi Kok Mun, and [email protected] Abdul Ghani from the MoF.

SSER, set up to undertake the Multi-Product Pipeline and the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline projects, is wholly-owned by the Minister of Finance Inc, which took control of the firm on June 5.