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Maxis looking for CEO, Johan not taking up the role [Business]

Maxis Berhad has recently announced that Johan Dennelind will be not be taking up the CEO role in July. The company said that due to “recent personal family circumstances which have made it necessary for him to reside closer to family in Sweden, Johan has indicated he is unable to assume the role of CEO.”

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The Maxis Board, having carefully considered Johan’s situation, agreed that it is in the best interest of the company to release him from his contract.

Johan was supposed to join Maxis effective July 2013, an announcement that was made by Maxis last year in December 2012.

Consequent to this, Maxis has announce that Nasution Mohammed, Chief Financial Officer has been appointed Joint Chief Operating Officer (COO) with effect from 1 June 2013 and together with the current Joint COO, Suren J. Amarasekera will provide overall leadership to the company and be responsible for its performance.  The Joint Chief Operating Officers will report to the Chairman.  Nasution will continue to oversee the Finance function.

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Mark Dioguardi, whose employment contract expires on 30 June 2013 will relinquish his position as Joint Chief Operating Officer on 31 May 2013.

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However, sources close to MalaysianWireless believes that Mark(picture) will continue to “be with Maxis” as a consultant, at least until August or September. Maxis declined to comment.

Maxis said that it will continue with its search for a CEO.

“Suren and Nasution will together lead the Company forward, refining our structure to better respond to changing customer demands and spearheading our plans to harness our in-house talent. The Board is confident that they will be highly effective in delivering on these roles,” said Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda, Chairman of Maxis Berhad.

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