SEPANG – Malaysia Airports is pleased to announce the appointment of Dato’ Iskandar Mizal Mahmood as its new Managing Director effective on 25 October 2021.
Dato' Iskandar is a corporate leader with over 32 years of experience and had served several companies from multinationals to GLCs, in multiple sectors, of which 18 years were in leadership positions. He had previously served Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) as General Manager (1999-2003) where he had led the Initial Public Offering (IPO) and listing of MAHB on Bursa Malaysia. His portfolio in MAHB had included Finance, Corporate Finance, Business Development, and Investor Relations. He was also involved in international ventures including taking over the operations of India's Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and as Board Member of Cambodia's Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.
Dato’ Iskandar also has postal and logistics background having served as Group CEO of Pos Malaysia Berhad (2013-2015). He specialises in turnaround initiatives and was involved in the turnaround of several GLCS. He also led Media Prima Berhad's turnaround from 2019 to 2021 (2019-2020 as Group Executive Director, and 2020-2021 as Group Managing Director). He was involved in the technology sector as founding CEO of Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation Sdn Bhd and Chairman of Malaysian Bio-XCell Sdn Bhd (2005-2011). He had also served on boards of technology sector public listed companies, i.e. Theta Edge Berhad (Chairman 2017-2019, Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) 2019-2021) and Globetronics Technology Berhad (INED 2012-2021). He was also Managing Director of Manipal Education Malaysia Sdn Bhd (2011-2013).
Dato' Iskandar sat on Lembaga Tabung Haji Investment Panel (2016-2018) and had served leading financial institutions including Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad and Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (1991-1999). He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co in 1989.
The aviation industry is an ever changing landscape as a result of the world’s population adapting to new lifestyle and technology trends, especially brought about by the unprecedented pandemic. Businesses are forced to come up with new business models and innovative solutions in an effort to preserve sustainability and transform for growth. Malaysia Airports in its bid to become a global airport group that champions connectivity and sustainability, welcomes a leader who will be able to steer the company into an environment of continuous innovation.