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U Mobile appoints Jaffa Sany Ariffin as new CEO

Malaysia 3G operator, U Mobile has announced a new Chief Executive Officer(CEO). Outgoing CEO Dr. Kaizad Heerjee will be replaced by Jaffa Sany Ariffin effective 1 June 2012.

U Mobile did not release any statement on the latest progress however it is learned that Dr. Kaizad Heerjee did not renew his contract with the company and resigned as CEO.  Despite the immediate resignation, Dr. Kaizad will continue to be with the company for at least another month to ensure a smooth transition.

Jaffa Sany Ariffin was previously the Senior Vice President, International Operations at ST Telemedia since 2006. Prior to ST Telemedia, he was Chief Financial Officer and later Acting Joint Chief Executive Officer of Indonesia’s third largest telecommunications company, PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk. Prior to that, Mr. Ariffin was Group Chief Financial Officer of Telekom Malaysia Berhad.

Mr. Ariffin graduated from the London School of Economics with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) in Accounting and Finance. He is currently a Fellow with the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

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