Pos Malaysia CEO Al-Ishsal Ishak New MCMC Chairman

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Pos Malaysia group chief executive officer Al-Ishsal Ishak has been appointed the new chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for two years, effective Oct 1.

In a statement today, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said Al-Ishsal holds a Bachelor of Management (Honours) degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia and was a Japan Airlines scholar at Sophia University, Tokyo.

After completing his studies, he became an entrepreneur in the digital startup industry from 1994 until 2008, Gobind said.

Al-Ishsal later joined McCann Ericsson Worldgroup as its chief digital officer and later joined Kuwait-owned Baraka Telecom as its Chief Executive Officer.

Al-Ishsal also worked as senior vice-president of marketing and products at Malaysia Airlines Bhd; group head ancillary income of AirAsia Group Bhd, and later held various senior positions in Tune Group.

He was also the managing director for Southeast Asia of ECO Capacity Exchange Ltd (London) as well as trainer and consultant of Airbus Group before joining Pos Malaysia Berhad as its group CEO.

He has also served on the Board of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC) and was a former member of the National Information Technology Council (NITC).

Al-Ishsal was only appointed Pos Malaysia chief executive in February this year, and it is not known what would happen to his position there.