Telekom Malaysia (TM) has announced the appointment of Farid Basir as its new chief human capital officer (CHCO) effective 1st October 2018. Basir takes over the position previously covered by Suhaimi Sulong as the acting CHCO since early this year.
Prior to his appointment, Farid Basir was the Chief Human Capital Officer at Bank Rakyat for almost three years. Before that, he has assumed various human resource-related roles at several organizations including Etiqa and Nestle.
During his 11-year tenure at Nestle, Farid took on several key positions and assignments abroad, continentally at its home-base Switzerland and South Africa, and regionally, in the Philippines. He is an alumnus of International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland and Cambridge Islamic Finance Programme. Under his belt are four global professional certifications, namely Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)-HR Management Professional, HRCI-Global HR Professional, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)-Senior Certified Professional and Global Remuneration Professional.
Commenting on the new appointment, Datuk Bazlan Osman, Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, TM said: “We are excited to welcome Farid on board to lead Group Human Capital Management as our new Chief Human Capital Officer. Farid is no stranger to TM; he was a TM scholar and started his career here back in 1994. With his experience in TM as well as in various other industries, I am confident that Farid is fully capable to give the boost the Company needs as we continue our journey and face the challenging road ahead.”
“At the same time, on behalf of the management of TM, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Suhaimi Sulong for stepping up to hold the reins at Group Human Capital Management division, especially during the critical period when we first started our Performance Improvement Plan 2018 (PIP 2018) journey. Under his supervision, we have introduced many new and out-of-the-box initiatives to help increase the Company’s productivity and flexibility,” added Datuk Bazlan.