KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has appointed Datuk Mohammed Azlan Hashim as its new chairman, effective August 1, 2021.

He will replace outgoing chairman Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh, who will depart on July 31.

In a statement issued today, TM said Mohammad Azlan has extensive experience in investment and financial services, including as a Board member of Khazanah Nasional Bhd and the Employees Provident Fund.

Mohammad Azlan is currently the chairman of several public-listed entities including D&O Green Technologies Bhd, Marine & General Bhd and IHH Healthcare Bhd.

Among others, he served as chief executive of Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad, managing director of Amanah Capital Malaysia Bhd and executive chairman of Bursa Malaysia Bhd.

He holds a bachelor of economics from Monash University, Melbourne and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

“He brings a wealth of industry and commercial insights, which will broaden and enrich the Board’s overall expertise.

“We look forward to Dato’ Azlan’s guidance, counsel and leadership as the Company continues on its transformation journey and next phase of growth and value creation,” said TM.

The group also expressed its appreciation to Mohd Bakke for his contribution during his tenure. He was appointed chairman of TM in May 2020.

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