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Sime Darby Property appoints Azmir Merican as group MD

TheEdge Wed, Jan 29, 2020 09:52am - 2 months ago

KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Property Bhd (SDP) has appointed Datuk Azmir Merican Azmi Merican as its group managing director (MD) effective April 22.

In a statement yesterday, SDP said Azmir brings a wealth of experience from his background in financial advisory and as a senior business leader.

Azmir is currently the MD/chief executive officer of UEM Edgenta Bhd.

He tendered his resignation last Friday, to take effect on April 21.

The Edge Malaysia weekly reported in its latest issue that Azmir is understood to be in talks to take the top job at SDP.

He had started his career as an investment analyst and later, as a manager in the financial and corporate advisory arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He subsequently worked with CIMB Investment Bank and thereafter joined AWC Bhd as its group chief executive/MD.

In 2012, Azmir joined the UEM Group as the group chief operating officer, business units, before taking the helm at UEM Edgenta.

At UEM Edgenta, Azmir led its ongoing transformation into a technology-based company, servicing the healthcare, property and infrastructure sectors.

Meanwhile, Datuk Wan Hashimi Albakri will continue in his current role as acting group chief executive officer, until Azmir’s effective appointment date.

Subsequently, Wan Hashimi will resume the role of chief operating officer, township development.

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