Kuala Lumpur, 28 February 2021 – QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd (‘QSR Brands’), the first and only fully integrated food operator in Malaysia and franchise owner of KFC restaurants in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, and Cambodia, as well as Pizza Hut restaurants in Malaysia and Singapore, has appointed Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim as Chairman with effect from 1st March 2021.
Prior to this appointment, Jamaludin’s last executive position was at Axiata Group Berhad where he recently retired on 31st December 2020. He was the Managing Director/President & Group Chief Executive Officer for almost 13 years since its inception in 2008. Prior to that, he was the Group CEO of Maxis Communications Behad.
With over 40 years of experience, Tan Sri Jamaludin’s wealth of knowledge includes about 16 years in IT and 23 years in telecommunications, in addition to being involved in various capacities in the education sector.
Jamaludin is a member of the country’s Economic Action Council (EAC). He is also a member of the national Digital Economy and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Council. Both councils are chaired by the Prime Minister. He has also served the Government in many other roles.
Over the years, Jamaludin has earned numerous awards and accolades in recognition for his contributions and achievements by local and international organizations. Among others, he was awarded the ‘‘Telecommunications CEO of the Year’ by Telecom Asia Awards in 2010. In 2015, Jamaludin was conferred the prestigious GSM Association Chairman’s Award for outstanding personal contribution to the growth and development of mobile communications around the world.
Following the appointment, Tan Sri Jamaludin said, “It is a great honour and responsibility to be appointed as Chairman of QSR Brands. I look forward to partnering with the Managing Director, Nehchal Khanna, the Board and the team at QSR Brands to further transform and solidify our position as the leading food chain brand that is entrusted to feed the hearts and minds of Malaysians and our customers in the region.”