KTC appoints Richard Malanjum as chairman

Tan Sri Richard Malanjum

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum has been appointed as chairman of consumer packaged goods distributor Kim Teck Cheong Consolidated Bhd (KTC).

Malanjum’s appointment will take effect tomorrow as Datuk Deleon Quadra @ Kamal Quadra steps down from the post.

Kamal was appointed as independent non-executive chairman of the KTC on December 2,2014.

“KTC and the Board of Directors express our deep appreciation to Datuk Kamal Quadra for his invaluable contribution to the company and in ensuring the group practices utmost professionalism and integrity in its management and operations, ” said the managing director Datuk Lau Kok Sing in a press release today.

Lau added that having Malanjum at the helm of the company would strengthen KTC’s board, while his invaluable experience will enable the group to chart significant growth moving forward.

Malanjum joined the judicial service in 1992 as Judicial Commissioner and eventually served as a High Court judge.

In August 2002, Malanjum was appointed as a judge at the Court of Appeal and was promoted to the Federal Court three years later.

His appointment at the age of 52 made him the youngest judge then to sit at the country’s highest court.

Malanjum is also the first Sabah native to be appointed a judge in the High Court, Court of Appeal and subsequently the Federal Court.

He was later appointed as the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak on July 26,2006.

On July 11,2018, Malanjum became the first East Malaysian to be appointed as the ninth Chief Justice of Malaysia and later retired on April 12,2019.

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