26 July 2021
Telekom Malaysia has announced the departure of Mohd Bakke Salleh as chairman effective July 31 and the appointment of its new chairman, Mohammed Azlan Hashim effective August 1.
The Board of Directors, expressed their appreciation to Mohd Bakke, who was appointed chairman in May 2020, for his leadership and contribution, while wishing him the best in his future undertakings.
“The entire board, management and Warga TM would like to record our heartfelt gratitude to Mohd Bakke, an exemplary role model in upholding governance and integrity and a highly respected corporate figure; who has brought his vast insights to benefit the TM Group," the board said in a statement. "Together with the board, group chief executive officer and management, we have charted the next phase of growth for the company under the New TM Transformation 2021-2023, anchored on 40+ Value Programmes.”
Commenting on the new chairman's appointment, the board said, “We are happy to welcome Mohammed Azlan Hashim as the new chairman. He is a highly respected corporate figure with extensive experience in investment and financial services; most notably as a Board member of Khazanah Nasional Bhd and the Employees’ Provident Fund. He brings a wealth of industry and commercial insights, which will broaden and enrich the Board's overall expertise. We look forward to Azlan's guidance, counsel and leadership as the Company continues on its transformation journey and next phase of growth and value creation. As the enabler of Digital Malaysia, TM is committed to playing our part to support all our customer segments across homes, businesses, industry as well as the public sector with connectivity, digital infrastructure and solutions towards economic recovery.”