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05 June 2014

Sepang, 27 May 2014 – The Board of MAHB is pleased to announce the appointment of Y. Bhg Datuk Badlisham bin Ghazali as the Managing Director with effect from 23 June 2014. 

 Datuk Badlisham, Chief Executive Officer of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), takes over from Y. Bhg Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad bin Abdul Majid whose term expires on 6 June this year.

Tan Sri Bashir, last year, indicated his wish to make way for a successor as he would have completed 11 years of services as the Managing Director of MAHB. The Board of MAHB wishes to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Tan Sri Bashir whose leadership had achieved stellar performances for the Company. 

 Tan Sri Bashir’s stewardship underpinned the implementation of the six strategic pillars that transformed the Company to what it is today. These include the review of the organisational structure; inculcating the culture of high performance; effective stakeholder management; staff wellbeing and engagement; corporate governance; and adapting to industry changes.  All these, together with the restructuring exercise in 2009 had enabled Malaysia Airports to become financially strong with an AAA RAM rating. Yearly profits have benefitted shareholders with good dividend payments as well as staff through increase of bonus payments over the years. Tan Sri Bashir had also been instrumental in leading the team towards the completion and successful opening of klia2. 

 At the request of the Board, Tan Sri Bashir has agreed to stay on as Advisor, as his experience and knowledge of the industry continues to be valuable to the company. 

 In the interim, the duties of the Managing Director will be covered by the Executive Committee (ExCo), under the supervision of the Board. 

 At the helm of MDeC, Datuk Badlisham has led the development of the National ICT Initiatives for Malaysia. The MSC Malaysia Initiative has evolved and grown, giving rise to over 3,400 ICT companies that are innovative and globally competitive via a thriving ICT ecosystem in Malaysia. The Digital Malaysia Initiative is underway towards a growing and robust digital economy for Malaysia. He was a member of the Ministry of Education's Cluster School Advisory Board. He is co-chair with Y.Bhg Tan Sri KSN on the Flagship Coordination Committee (FCC) and co-chair of the Ministry of Education Smart School Program. Datuk Badlisham is a Director on the Boards of Cyberview Sdn Bhd, MaGIC Sdn Bhd, and Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios Sdn Bhd. He is a member of the Board of Trustee for MyKasih Foundation. Datuk Badlisham was previously the Managing Director and General Manager Enterprise Services at Hewlett-Packard Sales (M) Sdn Bhd. 

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