TM names Rosli Man as chairman

03 December 2018 | James Pearce

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Telekom Malaysia has named Rosli Man as its new chairman, replacing Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob, who departs after three years in the role.

Rosli brings more than 30 years of telecoms experience to the role, and has previously worked for TM, having resigned as an independent and non-executive director in 2008. He has served as a consultant since then.

From 1988 to 1996, he was instrumental in setting up the first privately owned telecommunications company in Malaysia, the then Celcom (Malaysia). He left the company in 1996 to join Prismanet Sdn Bhd as Managing Director and held the position until November 1998.

Commenting on the new Chairman's appointment, the TM Board said: "We are happy to welcome Rosli Man as the new Chairman of TM Board. With his experience and knowledge, we look forward to his guidance and leadership as the Company, under the helm of Imri Mokhtar, the recently appointed Acting Group Chief Executive Officer and the team continues on executing its Performance Improvement Programme (PIP) 2018 and beyond.

“This is in keeping to our institution being the nation’s key enabler for the digital economy, by delivering on our strategies to accelerate convergence and empower digital."

Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob resigned from his role as chairman on 30 November, according to the TM board. He replaced former Chairman, Dato Sri Dr. Halim Shafie in 2015.

The board said: “The entire Board, management and Warga TM would like to record our heartfelt appreciation to Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr. Sulaiman, an exemplary role model in civil service and a well-respected economist; who has brought his vast experience in the fields of government, economics and corporate to benefit the TM Group for the last 3 years. In his time at TM, his focus on corporate governance, integrity, corporate responsibility and sustainability; and ultimately on the role of TM as a partner in nation-building, has left a lasting mark on all of us at TM.