KUALA LUMPUR: UEM Sunrise Bhd has picked MMC Corporation Bhd's Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib as its new managing director and chief executive officer with effect from Sept 1, 2014.
It said on Thursday Anwar, 41, was formerly group chief financial Officer and group head, ports & logistics Division at MMC Corp -- a position which he had assumed in 2008.
UEM Group Bhd group managing director and CEO Datuk Izzaddin Idris said Anwar Syahrin's selection came after a comprehensive review and assessment of internal and external candidates led by a special committee set up by the board of UEM Sunrise.
Izzaddin will be redesignated a non-independent non-executive director of UEM Sunrise on Sept 1. However, in his capacity as group managing director and CEO of UEM Group, he will continue to advise and support the management team of UEM Sunrise on key strategic matters.
UEM Group has a 66% equity stake in UEM Sunrise.
Izzaddin said at a time when UEM Sunrise is facing both challenges and opportunities, Anwar will provide a unique and different perspective to the Company's operations as well as the energy to propel UEM Sunrise and its employees to future success.
Anwar has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Imperial College, London.
He is also a qualified chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) as well as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He also holds an MBA from University of Salford, United Kingdom.
Anwar was previously employed with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Manchester in the UK.
He was formerly the chief financial officer of Port of Tanjung Pelepas and a co-owner and managing director of Business Associates Consulting Sdn Bhd, a boutique strategy and management consulting firm based in Kuala Lumpur.
Anwar started his career with Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd as a transport executive.
By The Star