Datuk Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin has been appointed by Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) to act as its new managing director (MD) and group chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately today.
Imri Mokhtar, who had been acting group CEO, will be resuming his role as chief operating officer (COO) to drive the business operations of unifi, TM ONE, TM GLOBAL and Information Technology & Network Technology.
The report said, citing sources, in a final list of 3 candidates, Noor Kamarul was seen to have the most potential based on his 34 years of experience in the telecommunications sector in Malaysia and Indonesia.
In a statement today, TM chairman Rosli Man said with Noor Kamarul's wealth of experience, expertise and industry know-how, he is full of capability of taking TM into the future and explore new frontiers of growth.
"We will continue with our ongoing transformation journey and 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," Rosli said.
Noor Kamarul, 60, has 34 years of experience in managing telecommunication networks and services in Malaysia and Indonesia focusing on fixed network, mobile network and mobile broadband services.
TM said Noor Kamarul has led the strategy, planning and implementation of projects ranging from greenfield network, 3G, 4G to merger of cellular networks.
He was a member of Celcom Axiata Bhd’s senior management team in driving the turnaround of Celcom’s performance with an achievement of 31 quarters of consecutive growth from 2003 to March 2018.
Noor Kamarul joined Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd in 2003 as chief technology officer responsible for Celcom’s network strategic plan.
In 2010, he was promoted as chief information technology and transformation officer responsible for developing a transformational IT infrastructure, processes and billing improvement, rationalization and optimization plan.
He was later assigned as the chief carrier collaboration officer in charge of managing the celco’s collaborations with domestic network facilities providers (NFPs), telcos and celcos, foreign cellular operators as well as international carriers for roaming and traffic services.
Noor Kamarul was thereafter appointed as the chief customer and programme officer responsible in enhancing the customer experience at every customer touch points before being assigned as the chief special project officer responsible for exploring new projects and establishing proof of concepts.