OCM to name COO at end of April

KUALA LUMPUR: The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) have shortlisted six candidates for the chief operating officer (COO) post but will only announce the appointment at the end of the month.On the top of the list is Ung Su Ling, who has served as an assistant general manager of the CIMB Foundation which has been involved in sponsoring several sporting programmes in squash and cycling.

OCM president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria said they received 59 applications but shortlisted six.

He said Su Ling, the former chief executive officer of Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia, was a main candidate for the role but they have yet to make a decision.

“We called all those shortlisted for an interview and then, we ranked them. We’ll make a decision when we’ve discussed it with our stakeholders,” said Norza after a meeting at Wisma OCM yesterday.

“We have 56 associations under our umbrella. We have ministries that we have to establish good relationships with, so all these have to be taken into account and the discussion is ongoing.”