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Iris founder resigns to make way for new CEO


In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the technology company said Tan(filepic) retired effective immediately in conjunction with his mandatory retirement at age 60.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the technology company said Tan(filepic) retired effective immediately in conjunction with his mandatory retirement at age 60.

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Tan Say Jim, Iris Corp Bhd co-founder and group managing director, has resigned, making way for new group chief executive officer Shaiful Zahrin Subhan.

Choong Choo Hock, who took over as acting CEO in January after deputy group managing director and acting CEO Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan was investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, was yesterday redesignated as CEO of Iris trusted identification and information technology division.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the technology company said Tan retired effective immediately in conjunction with his mandatory retirement at age 60.

Shaiful, 41, was previously the chief operating officer of Malaysia Organising Committee under the Youth and Sports Ministry that oversaw all organisational aspects of the 29th SEA Games and 9th Asean Para Games hosted in Kuala Lumpur.

He was on a one-year secondment basis from Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd’s TV services and radio broadcasting unit Astro Measat Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd (from October 2016 to September 2017).

At Astro, he was the vice-president (customer division) where he led several key business units for its TV operations, serving for five years up to September 2016.

Prior to joining Astro, Shaiful was attached with Digi Telecommuni-cations Sdn Bhd (from January 2008 to August 2011), holding roles in finance, marketing and sales.

His last position was head of sales development for the enterprise business.

   

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