Monday, January 05, 2009

Nadzmi appointed Proton chairman

Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh (pic) has returned to Proton Holdings Bhd as its chairman and the appointment takes effect from Jan 1.

According to a statement from the national carmaker yesterday, he will replace outgoing chairman Datuk Mohd Azlan Hashim, 51, who has held the post since February 2005.

“He (Nadzmi) is no stranger to Proton, having served as managing director of Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd from 1993 to 1996 and deputy managing director of the company from Nov 2, 1992,” Proton said.

Nadzmi had also held various senior positions in Edaran Otomobil Nasional Bhd, including executive director and chief executive officer.

He was appointed as director and deputy chairman of Proton Edar Sdn Bhd, a unit of Proton, with effect from Sept 22, 2005.

Currently, he is the executive chairman of Nadicorp Holdings Sdn Bhd.

Nadzmi has a bachelor of arts (economics) degree and a bachelor of science (chemistry & mathematics) degree from Ohio University. He holds a master of arts (economics & statistics) from Miami University.

Proton said in the statement that during its board meeting held earlier yesterday, Azlan had expressed that he was pleased with how the company had progressed in the last four years.

“Although there remains a lot to be done, Proton today is undoubtedly on a better foundation to move forward and compete with other automotive companies,” Azlan added.

He said this progress was made possible due to the strong support of the Government, the shareholders, the wider automotive community (including component vendors and dealers), the directors, management and the entire staff of Proton.

Nadzmi appointed Proton chairman
Malaysia Star, Malaysia