FGV appoints Azmi Yaakop as strategic communication officer

FGV Holdings Bhd has appointed Azmi Yaakop (picture) as the group chief strategic communication officer effective July 15, 2022.

Azmi has more than 22 years of working experience in the corporate world, mainly in the strategic communication area. He joins FGV from British American Tobacco (M) Bhd (BAT), where he was the head of external affairs, primarily responsible for BAT’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda and new categories portfolio.

He had also served at various multinational corporations including Aramco Overseas (M) Sdn Bhd, as the public and government relations consultant. He was also the head, corporate affairs, of BASF Petronas Chemicals Malaysia and the communications advisor of Shell Business Service Centre Sdn Bhd (previously known as Shell IT International Sdn Bhd).

“On behalf of the board and senior management team of FGV, we are pleased to welcome Azmi to the group.

“Moving forward, in line with our vision to be among the world’s leading, integrated and sustainable agribusiness, Azmi’s extensive experiences covering communications, branding and sustainability/ESG will bring us to greater heights for the group’s long-term success and in delivering greater value for our customers and stakeholders,” FGV group CEO Nazrul Izam Mansor said in a statement today. — TMR / Pic courtesy of FGV