Mohammed Nor appointed Tabung Haji chairman

Mohammed Nor Md Yusof. (Bloomberg pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Lembaga Tabung Haji has appointed former Securities Commission executive chairman Mohammed Nor Md Yusof as its new chairman.

The pilgrims fund board also named former BIMB Holdings Bhd CEO Zukri Samat as its new chief executive.

Both appointments take effect today, Mohammed Nor told Bernama.

“It is a big task but most importantly, coming from Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, I think it is a big honour. The nature of the task is something very noble and for people like me and Zukri, we think it is a very honourable task,” he said.

He said his appointment as chairman of Tabung Haji was initially meant to take effect on July 10 but Mahathir had wanted to meet them personally first, resulting in the delay.

“I think Mahathir was holding the letter and wanted to have the opportunity to meet both me and Zukri. I think he wanted to give me the letter himself,” Mohammed Nor added.

Mohammed Nor served as managing director of Malaysia Airlines System from February 2001 to March 2004.

When asked on his plans to bring change to the organisation, he said: “Give me a chance. Certainly, we will have to come up with what we think we can do. There is no such thing as a warm-up period.”