KUALA LUMPUR: Azhar Abdul Manaf has been appointed as the new Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) director-general effective Monday.
Azhar, the former deputy director-general (management services), will replace Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad, who will be on one month's leave prior to his retirement.
Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who announced Azhar's appointment Friday, thanked Ibrahim for his significant contributions towards the development of the Bumiputera socio-economic agenda and also to the country in general.
"Under Ibrahim's leadership over the past seven years, Mara has gone through several phases of transformation, including setting up a new direction for the agency to face new challenges," he said in a brief speech before handing over the appointment letter to Azhar .
Ismail Sabri said Azhar, who joined Mara in 1988, had also served as its Malacca director and its entrepreneur development division director previously. – Bernama