Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) has announced the resignation of its Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin effective today, and with his departure, TM also announces the appointment of Imri Mokhtar as the new MD and GCEO effective Aug 1.
The chairman of TM, Mohd Bakke Salleh, thanked Noor Kamarul saying, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and Warga TM, we wish Noor Kamarul the best in his future endeavours and thank him for the valuable contributions he has made to TM over the past 13 months. Noor Kamarul has laid the foundation for a robust and exciting future for the Company”.
Noor Kamarul leaves TM in a better position despite the current unprecedented challenges amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Under his leadership, notably under the Movement Control Order (MCO), TM as an essential service continued to deliver smooth continuity of connectivity and digital solutions for Malaysians nationwide; whilst ensuring the safety of our employees on the frontlines and a stable financial performance.
Meanwhile commenting on the appointment of Imri Mokhtar as TM’s new MD and GCEO, Mohd Bakke added, “Imri is a TM home-grown talent with a strong background in strategy and business operations, and his last positions in TM as Chief Operations Officer (COO) as well as Acting GCEO prior to that, put him in the best position to take TM forward in our next phase of growth.”
“Together with the leadership bench, Imri will be at the helm to navigate TM through the current challenges and position us on a more resilient, competitive and sustainable footing. TM is well primed to lead in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0); as the National Connectivity and Digital Infrastructure Provider and in enabling Malaysia’s digital economy aspirations,” he added.
Imri, 47, brings with him over 24 years of experience in telecommunications and strategy. His last position was as Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Celcom Axiata Berhad since May 1, where he was responsible to drive operational excellence throughout the organisation and provide leadership in the technology and identified functions within the enabler group.
Imri’s last held position in TM was also COO where he was responsible for the business operations of unifi, TM ONE and TM Global. Imri was TM’s Acting Group CEO from November 2018 to June 2019.
Prior to Imri’s appointment as COO, he was the Executive Vice President (EVP) of unifi. He first started his career with TM in 1996 and re-joined TM in 2005 and served in various positions in TM including as Vice President (VP), Programme and Performance Management Office and EVP, Consumer. Prior to re-joining TM in 2005, Imri was with a pay-TV operator in Malaysia and before that a consultant with a global management consulting firm.
Imri graduated from University College London with a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honours) and completed business and leadership programs by Cambridge Judge Business School and Harvard Business School.