PETALING JAYA: Plantation giant FGV Holdings Bhd has appointed Azman Ahmad (pic) as the officer-in-charge to cover the responsibilities of the group chief executive officer (CEO), following the resignation of Datuk Haris Fadzilah Hassan (pic below) from the CEO post last month.
The appointment of Azman, which will begin on May 16, will be effective until a new CEO is appointed or “until such time as to be determined by the board”, according to FGV.
The plantation group also said that the process of identifying a suitable candidate for the CEO position has commenced.
Apart from the duties of CEO, Azman will continue his current role as the group divisional director of logistics and support businesses (LSB) sector, which he has been holding since Jan 1,2017.
As the group divisional director of LSB, Azman is accountable for the overall performance and growth of the logistics and support businesses in alignment with FGV overall business objectives and stakeholders’ expectations.
“Azman started his career in Johor Bulkers Sdn Bhd in 1986 as operation executive and worked his way up to become the CEO of Felda Johore Bulkers Sdn Bhd in 2007 until 2013. In 2014, he was appointed as senior vice president of trading, marketing, logistics and others business and in 2016, he was appointed as executive vice president heading the palm downstream cluster.
Azman has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Maritime Studies (Maritime Technology) from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology and a Diploma in Management from the Malaysian Institute of Management. “He has successfully completed the Harvard Business School Management Programme, ” FGV told the stock exchange yesterday.