21 JUNE, KUALA LUMPUR – UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the appointments of Datin Sri Badrunnisa binti Mohd Yasin Khan and Alex Yeow Wai Siaw as its new Independent Non-Executive Directors in the Board of Directors (“the Board”) of the Company effective today. Christina Foo is redesignated as the Senior Independent Director.
This is following the retirements of Tan Sri Dr. Azmil Khalili Dato’ Khalid, Ungku Suseelawati Ungku Omar and Datin Teh Ija Mohd Jalil at the conclusion of the 13th Annual General Meeting held today.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tan Sri Azmil, Ungku Suseelawati and Datin Teh Ija for their leadership, contribution and counsel to the Board. At the same time, we welcome Datin Sri Badrunnisa and Alex to the Board and we are confident that they will provide much value and strategic input given their combined experience in their respective fields,” said UEM Sunrise Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dato’ Noorazman Abd Aziz.
Datin Sri Badrunnisa, 61, has more than 30 years of working experience focusing on Information Technology and Human Resources within the oil & gas and telecommunications industries. She began her career with Shell in Malaysia and served for 25 years and subsequently joined Telekom Malaysia Berhad as its General Manager, Leadership Development & Talent Management. She later held various top leadership positions including Group Chief Talent Officer of Axiata and finally Group Chief of Axiata Learning until retirement in March 2020.
Yeow, 56, held significant professional and management positions across a wide spectrum of industries. He was a consultant in McKinsey & Company where he served various corporate clients as well as Government Linked Companies in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. He later held numerous top management positions including Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Tropicana Corporation Berhad, Non-Executive Director of Hafary Holdings Limited, Managing Director and Executive Director of Guocoland (Malaysia) Berhad and Executive Director of Tower Real Estate Investment Trust. He is presently the Group Chief Executive Officer of Star Media Group Berhad since March 2021.