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Telekom Malaysia names acting CEO as Bazlan Osman resigns

Telekom Malaysia (TM) has appointed COO Imri Mokhtar (pictured) to the role of acting group CEO, replacing Datuk Bazlan Osman who resigned. Bazlan has also given notice of his resignation as executive director which will take effect on 28 February 2019.

Imri has over 20 years of experience in business strategy and operations from the communications and media industry. He first started his career with TM in 1996 and re-joined TM in 2005. He had served in various positions in TM including as VP, programme and performance management office and EVP, consumer.

TM witnessed a change in management in June this year when MD and group CEO Dato’ Sri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly resigned from his role. This saw Bazlan, formerly the deputy group CEO, taking over as acting group CEO. Dato’ Sri Shazalli was appointed to the role in 1 May 2017, and was previously the regional CEO and corporate executive VP for Axiata Group’s Southeast Asia operations.

Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Sulaiman Mahbob said Imri is a TM home-grown talent with a strong background in strategy and business operations, and is currently overseeing the business operations of TM Group.

“Imri’s appointment as AGCEO is a natural progression of the responsibilities he is presently carrying and his main role, together with the leadership bench, will be to effectively execute the strategic initiatives planned to assist TM in navigating through the current challenges and position us in a more resilient, competitive and sustainable footing,” Sulaiman said.

He added that Bazlan has been an “important member” of the leadership team, ensuring sustainable value creation and preservation through financial and business discipline, as it executes its strategic initiatives.

“Bazlan is also a beloved leader amongst our Warga TM and will be remembered for his passion, strong work ethic, sense of purpose and noble values. We particularly welcome and are grateful for his intention to remain and facilitate the leadership transition to Imri up to 28 February 2019. We would like to take this opportunity to wish him all the best for his future endeavours,” Sulaiman said.

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