PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby Property Bhd has appointed Datuk Azmir Merican Azmi Merican as group managing director effective April 22 2020, the group said in a statement today.
Datuk Wan Hashimi Albakri will continue in his current role as acting group CEO until Azmir’s effective appointment date. Subsequently, Wan Hashimi will resume the role of chief operating officer for township development.
“Azmir’s appointment reinforces the board’s commitment to ensuring Sime Darby Property’s leadership in the industry and towards creating sustainable, long term value for its stakeholders. We would like to welcome Azmir to Sime Darby Property and look forward to working closely with him,” said Sime Darby Property chairman Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz.
Azmir is currently the managing director/CEO of UEM Edgenta Bhd. He joined the UEM Group as the group chief operating officer for business units, before taking the helm.
Azmir led its ongoing transformation into a technology-based company servicing the healthcare, property and infrastructure sectors.
Prior to his roles at UEM, Azmir started his career as an investment analyst and later as a manager in the financial & corporate advisory arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He subsequently worked with CIMB Investment Bank and thereafter, joined AWC Berhad as its group chief executive/managing director.