Sulaiman Mahbob appointed new chairman of TM

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KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has named the incumbent chairman of the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group, Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob, as its new chairman.

Sulaiman, who is also chairman of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) and Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd, replaces Datuk Seri Dr Halim Shafie, who is taking up a position at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) as its chairman. Halim has served as chairman of TM since July 2009.

“With his vast experience and knowledge, we look forward to Sulaiman’s guidance and leadership as the company continues on its transformation journey and next phase of growth,” said TM group chief executive officer Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa in a statement yesterday.

Sulaiman, 65, is a member of the board of several institutions including Bank Negara Malaysia, the Institute of Strategic and International Studies and Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd. He teaches economics and public policy as adjunct professor at Universiti Malaya and Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.

He is a former civil servant and has served the government for over 40 years.


This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on January 13, 2015.