According to the ministry’s statement, Al-Ishsal, 49, holds a Bachelor of Management (Honours) degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia and was a Japan Airlines Scholar at Sophia University, Tokyo.
After graduation, he was an entrepreneur in the digital space from 1994 to 2008.
He then went on to hold various other positions – chief digital officer of McCann Ericsson Worldgroup; chief executive officer of Baraka Telecom; senior vice president, marketing & products at Malaysia Airlines Bhd; group head ancillary income of AirAsia and various senior positions in Tune Group.
He was also the managing director of South-East Asia for Eco Capacity Exchange Ltd (London) as well as trainer and consultant for the Airbus group.
Al-Ishsal joined Pos Malaysia as group chief executive officer in February 2018.
He has also served on the board of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and is a former member of the National Information Technology Council (NITC).
He takes over the MCMC chairman role previously held by Tan Sri Dr Halim Shafie who resigned in July.
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