Date : 14 January 2013
Ref : GCEO CIR 001/13
Dato’ Najmuddin Abdullah is Head, Strategic Communications
I am pleased to welcome Dato’ Najmuddin Abdullah, as Head, Strategic Communications of Malaysia Airlines effective today (14 January 2013).
Dato’ Najmuddin brings with him a wide spectrum of experience in the field of communications. Prior to this appointment, he was the CEO of Kontena Nasional Global Logistics (KGNL) the freight forwarding arm of Kontena Nasional Berhad, a subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Group ; also a Government Linked Company (GLC).
Over the last 15 years he has worked in a number of key corporate organizations including Celcom Axiata Berhad where he was Vice President, Corporate Communications, responsible for news & media relations, government relations, internal communications, community relations and events management as well as the Managing Editor & Head of News of NTV7, leading the news and current affairs division. Dato’ Najmuddin holds master and bachelor degrees in Economics from the University of Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Here I would also like to thank Nor Zalida Ahmad who has been the Acting Head, Strategic Communications in the interim. She will continue as Vice President, Strategic Communications and will report to Dato’ Najmuddin.
I look forward to Dato’ Najmuddin’s leadership in strategic communications for the Group. I trust that all of you will provide the support and cooperation as well as a warm welcome to Dato’ Najmuddin.
Ahmad Jauhari Yahya