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MIMOS appoints Sapura’s Shahril as chairman

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KUALA LUMPUR (June 9): Malaysia’s national applied research and development centre MIMOS has apppointed Sapura Energy Bhd president and chief executive officer (CEO) Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin as its chairman effective from May 18, 2020.

In a statement, MIMOS which comes under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and innovation (MOSTI), said Shahril succeeds Datuk Wira Omar Kaseh, who completed his three-year tenure.

It said this is the second time in twelve years that Shahril, 58, holds this position.

It said he had earlier served as MIMOS Chairman from Jan 16, 2005 to July 4, 2008.

Shahril is also the president and group CEO of Sapura Group, which manages a diversified portfolio of businesses that include secured communications technologies, aviation, automotive manufacturing and property development.

“The reappointment of the oil and gas magnate is attributed to his management expertise, corporate leadership and capabilities in technology-intensive fields.

“Shahril’s return to MIMOS is expected to strengthen the centre’s roles in leading industry development which entails advanced R&D, technology ventures and incubation as well as capacity and capability building in the fields of ICT, semiconductor and microelectronics,” it said.

MIMOS Chief Executive Officer Emelia Matrahah said: “We are delighted to once again welcome Tan Sri Shahril. With his extensive experience and diversified portfolio, we are confident that he will lead MIMOS to even greater heights.”

MIMOS employee tested positive for COVID-19

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BUKIT JALIL, March 19  MIMOS Berhad confirms that an employee at its Technology Park Malaysia office in Bukit Jalil has tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday (18 March 2020) and is now receiving medical attention at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.  All entry to MIMOS is now prohibited until 31 March 2020.

The affected employee, a 28-year old engineer, had gone to seek treatment after developing symptoms, and was subsequently diagnosed as positive with COVID-19.

Following the confirmed case, MIMOS has intensified its control measures to prevent possible risks of the virus further spreading.

MIMOS had started precautionary measures on the novel coronavirus since the beginning of its outbreak last year; and had made arrangements for temporary closure of its offices in Technology Park Malaysia as well as in Kulim Hi-Tech Park in Kedah, from 18 till 31 March 2020 in line with the government’s recent Movement Control Order.

As a standard HSE measure, all employees who have been in direct contact with the affected employee from 2 to 12 March 2020 have also been asked to undergo screening and testing; and observe self-quarantine by staying at home for the next 14 days.

MIMOS would like to emphasise that HSE is its key priority.  All visitors to MIMOS office in Technology Park Malaysia from 2 to 12 March 2020 are advised to seek medical care if they developed symptoms of COVID-19.

MIMOS is Malaysia’s national Applied Research and Development Centre.  As a strategic agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), MIMOS contributes to transforming Malaysia’s industry through patentable technology platforms, products and solutions. Over the past 12 years, MIMOS has filed more than 2,000 Intellectual Properties in various technology domains and across key socio-economic areas. Serving a central role in Malaysia’s transformation journey and ICT Vision, MIMOS endeavours to create a culture of innovation by nurturing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in the spirit of smart partnerships and inclusive growth models and strategies.


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