Pos Malaysia has appointed Al-Ishsal Ishak (pictured) as its group CEO (GCEO), effective 2 February 2018. Al-Ishsal’s appointment comes not long after the resignation of its former Group CEO, Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh in December 2017, who expressed his desire to make a career change after serving at Pos Malaysia for five years.
Al-Ishsal is no stranger to the local marketing and branding scene, holding previous stints as the chief digital officer of McCann Ericsson Worldgroup, Malaysia Airlines’ senior vice president of marketing and products as well as, AirAsia’s group head ancillary income. His other roles includes the CEO of Baraka Telecom (a Kuwaiti-owned outfit), with various senior positions in Tune Group, according to Pos Malaysia’s filing with Bursa Malaysia.
Prior to his new role at Pos Malaysia, Al-Ishsal was the managing director, Southeast Asia of ECO Capacity Exchange (London), as well as, the trainer and consultant for Airbus group’s AirBusiness Academy based in Toulouse, France.
Al-Ishsal started his career with Turnaround Managers before embarking into entrepreneurial endeavours mostly in the digital space from 1994 to 2008. He was on the Board of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC) and a former council member of National Technology Information Council (NITC).
Meanwhile, Datuk Azlan Shahrim, who had assumed the role of covering group executive officer, will return to his post as group chief operating officer.
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