Shamsul named MMC chairman

PETALING JAYA: Former Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) president and CEO Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas has been appointed chairman of MMC Corp Bhd.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia yesterday, it said Shamsul had joined the board of MMC as non-executive independent chairman.

It said Shamsul, 63, would be replacing Tan Sri Syed Abdul Jabbar Syed Hassan, 75, who resigned from his position as chairman of MMC.

Shamsul was also appointed chairman of the nomination committee of the company.

He has served Petronas, Malaysia’s only Fortune 500 company, for 40 years, and was the president and CEO for the last five years.

He recently joined the board of Enra Group Bhd as a non-executive independent director.

In a separate filing, MMC said it had also appointed Datuk Siti Halimah Ismail and Syed Naqiz Shahabuddin Syed Abdul Jabbar as board members.

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