Heartiest Congratulations to Mr. Robert Lian @ Balang Ngalibun (PPC, PPB, PPS, PPD (Gangsa)), Director Of Immigration, Sarawak on being conferred Darjah Jasa Bakti Sarawak (DJBS) which carries the title “Datu” by Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Muhammad Salahuddin in conjunction with His Exellency’s 84th Birthday on 10 September 2005.
S’WAKIAN PICKED TO HEAD MAS
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has appointed Idris Jala, 47, as its new managing director effective Dec 1, 2005, following an extensive executive search.
Idris is currently vice president of Shell Malaysia Gas and Power and managing director of Shell Middle Distillates Synthesis (SMDS) Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a multinational plant in Sarawak, MAS said in a statement yesterday. It added that Idris, who is a kelabit from the Bario Highlands in Sarawak, has successfully led the business turnaround of SMDS since taking on the role in 2003. He has been with Shell since June 1982. Idris oversees Shell Malaysia's business in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas-to-liquid sector and has extensive experience at helping Shell operations globally with significant business challenges in the downstream industry.
He replaces Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Dahlan who retired on Aug 22, 2005. "As I am not from the airline industry, I will have to learn fast. I will do my best to work with everyone in Malaysia Airlines. I believe the key to business turnaround lies in unleashing the talents of everyone in MAS," Idris said. "Given Idris' varied experience and track record in Shell, the MAS board is confident that Idris is well qualified to help MAS address its business challenges and opportunities," MAS' chairman Datuk Dr. Munir Majid said.
Idris has held various posts both in Malaysia and overseas in human resources, retail, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), business development consultancy, business re-engineering, MAS said. The airline said Idris also previously held the position of vice president of business development consultancy, Shell International, based in London. "His remit was to lead a high caliber global team of in-house consultants to help the downstream business in Shell worldwide deliver significant business results through strategic marketing and business improvement initiatives," it added.
MAS said Idris completed his bachelor's degree in development studies from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, in 1982. Upon graduation, he won the Bishen Kaur Award as the top student in development studies, is said. Later, he was given a Shell scholarship which enabaled him to obtain a master's degee in industrial relations at the University of Warwick in England, it added. - Bernama
(source: The Borneo Post - Fri, 9 Sept 2005)
MAS TAGS HIGH-OCTANE OILMAN NEW MD A GUITAR-PLAYING, TROUBLE-SHOOTING HIGH-FLIER FROM SHELL
The KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. do you take cialis everyday, taking cialis and alcohol, cialis tablets 20mg price, actors cialis tv commercials
The man to put the gloss back on one of the country’s best-known brands — Malaysia Airlines (MAS) — has been found. Now Idris Jala has to learn about the airline business quickly, put his considerable management experience of 23 years at Shell to use and learn to live with the weight of expectations that comes with being in the hot seat. He will become the managing director and chief executive officer of the national carrier on Dec 1. The 47-year-old veteran oil executive said: "I will have to learn fast. I will do my best to work with everyone in MAS. I believe the key to business turnaround lies in unleashing the talent of everyone in MAS."
Idris replaces Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Dahlan, who retired suddenly on Aug 22 — the same day the airline announced a loss of RM280.7 million for the April-June quarter. Idris is currently the managing director of Shell MDS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the petroleum company’s middle distillates plant in Sarawak, his birthplace. He has worked at Shell units around the world, including the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka and Holland, said Malaysia Airlines in a statement.
MAS chairman Datuk Dr Munir Majid said given Idris’ varied experience and track record in Shell, the airline board was confident that he was well-qualified to help MAS address its business challenges and opportunities. The airline is currently run by a committee headed by Munir and newly-appointed executive director Tengku Azmil Zahruddin Raja Abdul Aziz.
Ahmad Fuaad’s resignation prompted reports that a foreigner could be brought in to improve the fortunes of the national carrier. This was later denied by Khazanah Nasional, which holds a 69.3 per cent interest in the airline. It is believed that discussions with Idris to take over the top job have been intensive in the last few weeks
Sources say that he is highly regarded in Shell and has been mentioned as a potential chairman of its operations here.
FROM: Sarawak. A member of the Kelabit tribe.
EDUCATION: Degree in Development Studies from USM. Master’s in Industrial Relations from Warwick University, England.
EMPLOYMENT: Been with Shell since 1982. Worked in the UK, Sri Lanka and Holland. Currently vice-president of Shell Malaysia Gas and Power, and Managing Director of Shell Middle Distillates Synthesis (SMDS).
FAVOURITE PASTIME: Playing the guitar.
(Contributed by: Major Saufi Zakaria RMAF Pengarah JHEV Sarawak)
Copyright © 2002 – 2006 www.kelabit.net