KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 — Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad today announced several changes in its senior leadership team (SLT) as part of its “go forward programme” (GFP), a transformation plan aimed at helping the group improve public transportation in Malaysia.
Under the moves, Prasarana announced the appointment of former MRT general manager Amiruddin Maaris as the new group director for its Infrastructure Services Division and changes in portfolios for two existing group directors, all effective since Tuesday.
Amiruddin replaces Zohari Sulaiman, who was appointed the group director for the Bus Division, which was formerly held by Datuk Mohamad Hazlan Mohamed Hussain.
Hazlan, who held the post since October 2009, was appointed the new group director for Transport Planning and Commercial Division, taking over from V. Ravindran, who retired on October 15 this year.
“These adjustments are made to strengthen the organisation further as Prasarana prepares for second year of its GFP programme,” Prasarana group managing director Datuk Shahril Mokhtar said in a media statement today.
Other members of SLT include Zulkilfli Mohd Yusof, who is the group director for Project Development, Nor Hassan Ismail (group director for Infrastructure Development), Khairani Mohamed (group director for Rail Division) and Zooridah Harun (group director for Finance).
The statement added that the position of group director for Human Capital remains vacant following the resignation of Jaizal Kamar Jalaluddin in September.
It said Prasarana, Malaysia’s biggest public transport operator, launched the GFP this year in tandem with the Najib administration’s Government Transformation Programme (GTP).
The GFP, it said, includes plans and strategies for the group to face future challenges in its efforts to transform Malaysia’s public transportation system and to make public transport the preferred mode of transportation.
The government-established Prasarana currently runs the Klang Valley LRT services through its subsidiary RapidKL, which is also responsible in the operations of RapidKL bus services.
RapidPenang runs the public bus services in Penang while another subsidiary, RapidKL Monorail, operates the KL Monorail services.
Prasarana’s other subsidiary, Panorama Langkawi, operates the Langkawi Cable Car and in 2017, Prasarana will also be responsible in the operation of the new MRT services.