Celcom appoints former TM and MCMC chairman as its new interim chairman

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Celcom Axiata Bhd today declared that Tan Sri Dr Halim Shafie has been appointed as its new interim chairman. Dr Halim’s appointment is productive considering that 2 June 2022.

As documented by nationwide news agency Bernama, prior to helming the interim chairman job, Dr Halim has been serving as Axiata Team Bhd unbiased non-government director considering that 1 November 2020. Moreover, he has significant expertise and affect in the marketplace, whereby he was formerly Telekom Malaysia Bhd chairman from 2009 to 2015 as well as the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman from 2006 to 2009.

Apart from that, Dr Halim was also the Ministry of Energy, Drinking water and Communications secretary standard in 2000 and has served in many governing administration agencies. These involve the Ministry of Training, Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Preparing Unit (MAMPU) and the Countrywide Institute of Public Administration (INTAN). 

Talking of Dr Halim’s appointment, Celcom CEO Datuk Idham Nawawi reported that the company is looking forward to his direction and leadership. The important telecommunication business also hopes that the new interim chairman can push the organisation towards new strides and making worth for customers.

Dr Halim was appointed to fill in the job as interim chairman subsequent the resignation of Datuk Izzaddin Idris as Axiata’s president and group main executive officer (CEO) and Celcom’s chairman. Celcom Axiata Bhd introduced Izzaddin’s resignation on 31 May 2022. 


It would be intriguing to see the way that Celcom Axiata Bhd will be using underneath the guidance of Dr Halim. At present, the business is in the midst of two key undertakings, the merger with Digi as perfectly as the 5G support arrangement with DNB. 

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