TM appoints Imri Mokhtar as new MD, group CEO

Imri Mokhtar is TM’s new managing director and group CEO.

KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has announced the appointment of Imri Mokhtar as its new managing director (MD) and group CEO, effective Aug 1.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, TM said Imri will succeed former MD/GCEO Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin, who had resigned from his post, effective today.

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 Bhd since May 1, 2020, where he was responsible for driving operational excellence throughout the organisation and providing leadership in technology and identifying functions within the enabler group.

Imri’s last held position in TM was also as COO where he was responsible for the business operations of Unifi, TM ONE and TM Global.

Imri was TM’s acting GCEO from November 2018 to June 2019. Prior to Imri’s appointment as COO, he was the executive vice-president of Unifi.

He first started his career with TM in 1996 and rejoined TM in 2005, serving in various positions in TM, including as vice-president, programme and performance management office and executive vice-president (consumer).

Imri graduated from University College London with a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honours) and completed business and leadership programmes by Cambridge Judge Business School and Harvard Business School.

TM chairman Mohd Bakke Salleh said together with the leadership bench, Imri will be at the helm to navigate TM through the current challenges and position TM 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 said.

Bakke also thanked Kamarul saying that the latter had laid the foundation for a robust and exciting future for the company.

“Kamarul leaves TM in a better position despite the current unprecedented challenges amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Under his leadership, notably under the movement control order, TM, as an essential service provider, continued to deliver smooth continuity of connectivity and digital solutions for Malaysians nationwide, while ensuring the safety of our employees on the frontlines and a stable financial performance,” he said.

Kamarul joined TM as MD/GCEO on June 13, 2019.