Ahmad Jauhari Yahya appointed MAS managing director

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Airline System Bhd has appointed Ahmad Jauhari Yahya as its managing director with effect from Sept 19, 2011, filling in the position left vacant by Tengku Datuk Seri Azmil Zahruddin who resigned from the airline last month.

Ahmad Jauhari was formerly managing director (MD) of Malakoff Bhd from 1994-2010, MD of Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd in 1993 and MD of Time Engineering Bhd in 1992.

In a filing Sept 14, MAS said Ahmad Jauhari had also held various positions at The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd and Esso Malaysia Bhd, and a director of Central Electricity Generating Company Ltd (Jordan) and Shuaibah Expansion Project Company Ltd (Saudi Arabia).

It said he was also the honorary president of Penjanabebas (Association of Independent Power Producers in Malaysia), and that a director in Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd.

MAS also said Mohmmed Rashdan Mohd Yusof would remain as executive director reporting to the managing director.

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