Appointment of new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
Full Release: Kuala Lumpur, 12 May 2020 – The Board of UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Syahrunizam Samsudin as its new Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer (“MD/CEO”) effective 1 July 2020. Syahrunizam takes over from Dato’ Azmir Merican, who left UEM Edgenta in April 2020.

“We are pleased to welcome Syahrunizam as the MD/CEO of UEM Edgenta Berhad. He is a proven leader with business vision and experience in engineering and technology which will benefit the Company in our next phase of product expansion, innovation and growth,” said Tan Sri Dr. Azmil Khalid, Chairman of the UEM Edgenta Board of Directors.

Syahrunizam was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Touch ‘n Go Sdn. Bhd. in 2015 and oversaw its commendable growth in the digital financial services sector. His experience will play an important role to ensure UEM Edgenta continues its sustainable growth and long-term strategic plans.

He has held numerous leadership roles prior to his time with Touch ‘n Go, including as Chief Executive Officer of MTU Services Sdn. Bhd., President of Scomi Engineering Berhad, as well as being involved in the setting up of technology ventures such as SBS Technology Solutions and ATA Plus. He also played a leading role in the setting up of iPerintis (currently Petronas ICT Sdn. Bhd.) and later became its Chief Operating Officer and Head of Operations.

Syahrunizam holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), both from The Australian National University. He is also an alumnus of Advanced Management Programmes from Harvard Business School, United States, and IMD Business School, Switzerland.

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