29 March 2012
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) Managing Director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad Abdul Majid today hinted at retiring from the company.
"I think I want to have a rest," he told reporters after the company’s 13th annual general meeting here.
"I’ve highlighted to the board that my current contract will end in June. I’ve indicated the board that they should start looking at the succession plan.
"It’ll also be good for me to take a rest after having served 40 years in the industry and nine years with MAHB… I want to do something else," he said.
Bashir said it was up to the government to decide on the succession plan.
MAHB Chairman Tan Sri Datuk Dr Aris Othman, however, wanted Bashir to stay until the completion of klia2.
"It’ll be good the managing director can stay until klia2 is complete because there is continuity issue. "We leave it to the government to decide," he said.
klia2 is expected to be ready for operations in April next year. Bashir, 62, was first appointed to the MAHB board in June 2003. His contract was extended for another two years in 2010.
He was Aviation Advisor to the Transport Ministry in 2001 and has held various senior positions in Malaysian Airline System Bhd, such as Director of Corporate Planning, Commercial Director, Senior Vice-President Commercial and Executive Vice-President Airline. — Bernama