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Former Pos Malaysia CEO Mohd Shukrie named MAHB’s interim chief

Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB) has appointed COO Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh (pictured right) as acting group CEO, as Raja Azmi bin Raja Nazuddin (pictured left) has stepped down to pursue other opportunities.

Raja Azmi joined MAHB on 1 February 2016 as CFO before being promoted to group CEO on 4 January 2019. According to the board, he has contributed significantly to the company during his tenure and it wished him well in his future endeavours. “As a public listed company, MAHB will be undertaking the proper process to identify and appoint a suitable successor,” MAHB said.

Just last week, MAHB announced that it has successfully expanded the immigration arrival area in klia2 to almost twice its original size. The new facility was opened three days before the new year, in time to welcome tourist arrivals in conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020). Its Eraman Duty Free outlet was also relocated to accommodate the expansion.

Raja Azmi said then that the organisation is continuously striving to deliver improved passenger experience at the airport. “With full support from our partners, the Department of Immigration KLIA (Immigration) and AirAsia, we had completed the initiative in record time within seven weeks in time to cater to the super peak travelling period during Christmas and school holidays. The passenger flow is now smoother and congestion at the area is expected to be a thing of the past,” he added.

Last year, it also spearheaded its commercial reset strategy with its “Shop Like A Hero” campaign or #ShopLAH, which envisions MAHB’s airports to be vibrant, luxurious, and exciting destinations. #ShopLAH invited passengers to reimagine the airport from being a functional transportation hub into a shopping destination with specially crafted premium shopping and dining experiences that will encourage them to arrive earlier at the airport.

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