by BERNAMA / pic by TMR FILE
KERETAPI Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) has reappointed Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin (picture) as its new chief executive officer effective today.
KTMB chairman Datuk Rameli Musa said in a statement that Mohd Rani Hisham, 58, replaces Datuk Kamarulzaman Zainal, who ended his service yesterday (Nov 30), after holding the post for more than a year.
Rameli said Mohd Rani Hisham had previously headed the national railway company for two years (2017-2019).
“The appointment of the new chief executive officer comes with challenges, at a time the company is facing a significant drop in passenger volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“He will have to ensure that the company’s future development plans are implemented immediately, in line with the current scenario, including the agenda of operational and asset payments, strengthening organisational structure and management and optimising its corporate values as the country’s main rail transport provider,” he said.
Mohd Rani Hisham holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Northrop, California, in the United States and has over 34 years of experience in logistics, public transport and cargo management.
Apart from working with some transport and logistics firms in the US, he also joined several local companies, such as Pos Aviation Sdn Bhd, Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, MISC Trucking and Warehousing Sdn Bhd, DHL Global Forwarding and Sime Darby Berhad.
Prior to his latest appointment, Mohd Rani Hisham was the chief executive officer of Kontena Nasional Berhad, a post he held since October last year.