KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 – The Board of Directors of UEM Sunrise Berhad has appointed Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa as the Company’s new Chairman effective 18 May 2017 after the conclusion of the Ninth Annual General Meeting to be held on the same day.
The appointment of Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zamzamzairani as UEM Sunrise’s Chairman follows the retirement of Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali who assumed the position in September 2008.
A respected and well-known corporate figure, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zamzamzairani’s vast experience in the telecommunications industry spans more than 30 years, beginning in Telekom Malaysia Berhad (“TM”) where he served for 13 years before assuming key positions in several multinationals such as Global One Communications and Lucent Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, where he was Chief Executive Officer. In 2005, he returned to TM as Senior Vice President, Group Strategy and Technology and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Business, before being appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in April 2008 until his retirement from TM on 30 April 2017.
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zamzamzairani, 56, holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications Engineering from United Kingdom and had completed the Corporate Finance, Strategies for Creating Shareholder Value programme at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, United States of America. He also attended the Strategic Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and the IMD CEO Roundtable at Lausanne, Switzerland in 2013.
Under his leadership, TM launched and successfully rolled out the high speed broadband service in 2010, in a historic collaboration with the Government of Malaysia. He was awarded the Business Person of the Year 2015 at the Asian Academy of Management International Conference, organised by Universiti Sains Malaysia in October 2015.
He was also named CEO of the Year 2015 at the Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group’s Annual Corporate Governance Awards ceremony held in December 2015. Recently, he was conferred a special individual award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’ at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Excellence Awards and accorded the prestigious Telecom CEO of the Year at the 20th Telecom Asia Awards 2017.