PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) will see Tan Sri Syed Zainol Anwar Ibni Syed Putra Jamalullail taking over as its new chairman effective today.
He succeeds Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, whose contract as director and chairman of the group ended yesterday.
Wan Aziz had held the position for five years, and during his stewardship, saw significant achievements such as the opening of KLIA2 and the acquisition of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Turkey.
During his tenure, he also saw the opening of the Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA as a catalyst to KLIA Aeropolis.
The group said Wan Aziz’s guidance and commitment at the board had also steered the company towards charting its next phase of growth in MAHB’s five-year business plan – Runway to Success 2020 (RtS2020) – and the launching of the KLIA Aeropolis master plan.
In a statement, Wan Aziz said he was confident that MAHB would continue to reap the success of its innovative plans and hard work.
“I believe MAHB has the capability to continue to create value for the ever-evolving aviation landscape, way into the future.
“This is the right time for me to make way for another leader at the helm to pursue the company’s vision and steer it towards achieving even greater heights,” he said.
The group said it looked forward to welcoming its new chairman and charting another phase of growth for the company under his leadership.
Syed Zainol Anwar is currently the chairman of Nestle (M) Bhd, Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd, Malakoff Corp Bhd, Lembaga Zakat Selangor and Pulau Indah Ventures Sdn Bhd.
He is also the chancellor of SEGi University.