Friday, September 2, 2011

Tan Sri Ismail Adam appointed Prasarana chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: ''Former Public Services Department director general''Tan Sri Ismail Adam has been appointed Chairman of Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) with effect from Sept 1, 2011.

He assumes the chairmanship from Tan Sri Izzuddin Dali who retired from the position.

In a statement Friday, Sept 2, Prasarana said Ismail was currently advisor to Hay Group Sdn Bhd, a member of the Royal Court of Selangor, and sits as an independent non-executive director of Bank Islam Holdings Bhd.

Ismail meanwhile thanked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for his confidence in him, and giving him the opportunity to further improve Malaysia's public transportation system.

'Public transportation has been identified as one of the key areas for development by the Government and personally, I am very impressed with the efforts that Prasarana had made in transforming the public transportation system especially for Klang Valley and Penang,' he said.

Ismail is holds a Master of Arts (Economics) from Vanderbilt University (USA) and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) (Hons) from the University of Malaya.

He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

He has been in civil service for over 38 years, holding various senior positions including that of chief administration offficer of the Department of Statistics, director-general of the National Productivity Corporation, and secretary general of the Ministry of Health.

Ismail retired from the civil service as the PSD director-general in 2010.


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