Badlisham’s contract expires, CFO named as interim group CEO


Datuk Mohd Badlisham Ghazali’s (picture) contract as MD of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) expired today, following which the group’s CFO Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin will serve as acting group CEO in the interim until a successor has been named.

MAHB said in a statement that June 22, 2018 was the last day of Badlisham’s contractual tenure as MD of the group, a position he has held since June 23, 2014.

MAHB chairman Tan Sri Syed Anwar Jamalullail expressed the company’s and the board of directors’ deepest appreciation to Badlisham for his “tireless efforts and dedication in steering MAHB over the last four years” and aligning the company to a position where it is “now ready to embark on its long-term business objectives”.

“The necessary announcements will be made once Badlisham’s successor has been identified. In the interim, the CFO, Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin, will serve as acting group CEO of MAHB.

“Raja Azmi has the full support of the board, having been with MAHB for over two years and having significant experience behind him,” the statement read.

Badlisham, aged 55, graduated with a degree in computer science from the University of Northern Illinois, US and a diploma in computer science from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

He also sits on the boards of MAHB’s wholly-owned subsidiaries.

Prior to serving as MD of MAHB, Badlisham was appointed as CEO and non-independent director of Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) on January 16, 2006.

He also worked with Hewlett Packard Group for 18 years. His last position at the company was as director and country GM of Hewlett Packard Technology Solutions Group in 2005.

Meanwhile, Raja Azmi, who holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Bath, UK, has been CFO of MAHB since February 1, 2016.

Previously, the 51-year-old had held the post of group CFO and later, ED of UDA Holdings Bhd.

MAHB said its immediate to long-term strategy invovles the designing and implementing of a plan to enhance its quality of service (QoS) on an evolving scale that always keeps the company ahead of tomorrow’s customer requirements and not just the customer needs of today.

The airport operator will focus heavily on increasing operational and logistics efficiencies and enhancing human convenience.

It will further equip itself with the funding required to expand facilities in order to effectively manage the increasing volume of traffic, visitors and cargo shipments.