KUALA LUMPUR — April 29, 2016: Malakoff Corporation has appointed Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid as its new managing director effective May 1, following the resignation of Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar as chief executive last December.
Azhar is now the chairman of Tradewinds Corporation after relinquishing his position as the president/group managing director of the same company. Prior to joining Tradewinds, he was the CEO of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation.
Azhar was with the Sime Darby Group as well as Pernas International Holdings previously. A fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, he started his career in the UK where he worked with British Telecom from 1989 to 1991.