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    KPJ HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS

    06:42PM, 31 March, 2022


    KUALA LUMPUR, 31 March – KPJ Healthcare Berhad (“KPJ Healthcare” or the “Company”), Malaysia’s largest provider of private healthcare services is pleased to announce our new leadership appointments.

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    Datuk Md Arif Mahmood will be appointed as its new Chairman, effective 1 April 2022, receiving the baton from Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, who has served as the Non-Independent Non- Executive Director and Chairman of the Company since June 2021.


    KPJ Healthcare takes this opportunity to sincerely thank Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa for his invaluable contributions and commitment of service, and for his guidance and stewardship of the KPJ Healthcare Board during his tenure. His wealth of diverse experience has contributed to KPJ Healthcare’s progress on many levels.


    “KPJ has gone through unprecedented challenges, compounded by the demands of the transitioning healthcare industry landscape and the changing expectations of stakeholders. We have been focused to deliver on our “Re-energising KPJ” transformation programme in order to stay competitive and be sustainable. With the collective trust and support of the Board, together with the management, KPJ is on track to deliver on its strategic goals and aspirations. It has truly been a privilege to have served KPJ Healthcare and I would like to express my appreciation to my fellow Board members as well as the Senior Leadership Team of KPJ Healthcare for this rewarding journey. I would also like to congratulate Datuk Md Arif Mahmood on his appointment and wish him all the best in steering KPJ Healthcare forward,” said Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa.


    Recently retired as the EVP & CEO Downstream of PETRONAS on 1 January 2022, Datuk Md Arif had an illustrious career with more than 37 years of experience in the integrated oil and gas industry. He was a member of PETRONAS Leadership Team with primary responsibility of leading, strategising, driving performance and growth of PETRONAS Global Downstream Business.


     Prior to being the EVP & CEO Downstream, he was the Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Risk and the Vice President of Oil Business of PETRONAS. He had held various senior management positions within PETRONAS Group including, the CEO of ASEAN Bintulu Fertilizer (ABF), Senior General Manager (Retail Business) of PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad and General Manager of Gas Processing Plant (Complex B), Petronas Gas Berhad.


    He was chairman of PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad, PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad, (both listed on Bursa Malaysia), BASF PETRONAS Chemicals SB (JV with BASF), PRefchem Refining SB and PRefchem Petrochemicals SB (Both JV with Saudi Aramco), PETRONAS Marketing International SB, PETRONAS Lubricants International SB and ENGEN Limited. He was also board director of PETRONAS Carigali SB, PETRONAS International Corporation Limited (PICL) and Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical Complex (PRPC) SB.


    At various capacity, he had been actively involved in the crafting and reviewing the PETRONAS' Corporate Strategy. He had extensive experience in leading various initiatives within PETRONAS Group on work related to strategy, growth, transformation, innovation, human resource, risk, agile enterprise, operational excellence, commercial excellence and supply chain excellence. He is also very experienced in leading mergers and acquisitions efforts.


    Datuk Md Arif’s vast experience, both at operational and strategic levels, serving various organisations in diverse capacities will be of great value in steering KPJ Healthcare’s towards delivering growth and enhanced value towards its stakeholders.


    Datuk Md Arif graduated in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from Boston University, USA and earned his Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.


    KPJ Healthcare is also pleased to announce the appointment of Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh as its new President & Managing Director (“PMD”) effective 1 April 2022. Dato’ Mohd Shukrie takes over from Ahmad Shahizam Mohd Shariff, who will not be seeking for a renewal of his contract, which will expire on 30 June 2022. Ahmad Shahizam, who has held the position since 1 July 2020, has informed the KPJ Healthcare Board of Directors that he would like to pursue his own interests following the conclusion of his current term as PMD.


    The Board of KPJ Healthcare would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his invaluable contributions and commitment in steering the Company through the most critical period of the pandemic and successful progressed the Company into the growth phase of our “Re- energising KPJ” transformation programme.


    On that same note, KPJ Healthcare is pleased to welcome Dato’ Mohd Shukrie as the PMD of KPJ Healthcare. He is a proven leader with business vision and diverse experience throughout his career covering consumer and corporate banking, corporate finance and advisory, mergers and acquisitions, financial services, risk management, human resources and procurement which will benefit the Company in our next phase of transformation, innovation and growth.


    Dato’ Mohd Shukrie had joined Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (“MAHB”) in May 2019 as its Chief Operating Officer and later on assumed the role of Group CEO where he has been instrumental in steering the Group through the worst period of the pandemic and sustaining the MAHB’s operation and financial stability. His experience will play an important role to ensure KPJ Healthcare continues its sustainable growth and long-term strategic plans.


    Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer of MAHB, Dato’ Mohd Shukrie was entrusted to lead AirAsia’s Redbox Logistics as its Chief Executive Officer and later on as the Chief Operating Officer for AirAsia Malaysia.


    In 2005, Dato’ Mohd Shukrie had joined DRB-HICOM Berhad where he assumed several leadership roles including that of Principal Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer in various companies within the DRB-HICOM Group. He was the Group Chief Executive Officer of KL Airport Services Sdn Bhd, the aircraft ground handling, cargo and logistics arm of DRB-HICOM Group. On 1 July 2011, he was appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer of Pos Malaysia Berhad and later joined Konsortium Logistik Berhad in 2013 as Group Chief Executive Officer before moving back to helm Pos Malaysia Berhad as its Group Chief Executive Officer on November 2015.


    Dato’ Mohd Shukrie is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and holds a Degree in Business Studies from the University of North London.


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    Issued by KPJ Healthcare Berhad. For further information, please contact Juliana Jamaluddin (+6012-340 9438 /juliana.jamaluddin@kpjhealth.com.my).




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