KUALA LUMPUR: UEM Edgenta Bhd has announced that its chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director Datuk Azmir Merican Azmi Merican has tendered his resignation, effective April 21.
In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the company said the board has commenced the process of identifying a suitable successor for the role.
Azmir, 48, is resigning to pursue other opportunities, it said.
A news weekly had earlier reported that Azmir is understood to be in talks to take the top job at Sime Darby Property Bhd.
The report quoted source familiar with the matter as saying that Azmir is close to accepting the offer.
“It is more or less concluded. I hear Azmir is going to accept the offer in a couple of days… probably after Chinese New Year,” the report quoted the source as saying.
Azmir had been the CEO and managing director of UEM Edgenta since August 2014.
He joined the parent group, UEM Group Bhd, as the group chief operating officer, business units, back in October 2012.
UEM Edgenta is a 68.15 per cent unit of Khazanah Nasional Bhd and is involved in the maintenance of highways, healthcare support services, and engineering and asset management consultancy, amongst others.