IRDA and Khazanah is only about Nusajaya dan Medini project but con others to claim credit for ongoing South Johor development plans done by Johor state. IRDA is a Khazanah conjob. Let's close it down!
The Malaysian Insider picked up on a news on the blogs on the resignation of the second CEO for IRDA. Since Khazanah has a hand in the selection of CEO, it puts in question Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar's ability to pick senior staff for IRDA.
The news below:
Iskandar rocked by CEO’s resignation - The Malaysian Insiders
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — The country’s showpiece economic corridor, Iskandar Malaysia, has been rocked with the sudden resignation of chief executive officer Harun Johari just months after his appointment.
He also becomes the second CEO to exit the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) since it was set up in November 2006, following the footsteps of Datuk Ikmal Hijaz. Harun’s departure will raise more red flags over a project which has been long on announcements and master plans but painfully short on visible changes on the ground.
It also calls into question Khazanah Nasional’s acumen in picking senior officials to drive this ambitious project.
The Malaysian Insider understands that Harun tendered his resignation on Thursday but talk of his possible departure has been swirling since it became apparent that he was not on the same page as senior Johor officials including the Johor mentri besar, the co-chairman of IRDA.Why did Azman Mokhtar chose Harus Johari in the first place?
A stalwart at Shell for more than two decades, he was the CEO of the Port of Tanjung Pelepas before being tapped for the IRDA spot. An introvert, he brought in a clutch of former executives from Shell to shake up the lacklustre IRDA and focus the staff on achieving goals. His strength at Shell was to get the processes right but his critics argued that he lacked charisma and confidence for the senior position.
Powerful Johor civil service officials complained that he did not engage them directly. He also faced some resistance from IRDA staff who were loyal to Ikmal. In July, he became the target of a blog called IRDA Watch.
It is unclear who will replace Harun but Johor politicians feel that the position should be given to a senior official of the Johor civil service, instead of leaving the head-hunting to Khazanah Nasional.
In the Budget unveiled yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced an attractive tax structure for those working in Iskandar in an attempt to kick start a project which showed much promise when launched from Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in 2006.
But bureaucracy, politicking and lack of leadership has seen confidence about turning Iskandar Malaysia into a global metropolis and the country’s next engine of growth curdle into cynicism.
This is his background as taken from a commentator in the IRDA Watch blog here republished below:
Who's Harun Hj. Johari.The subsequent comments exposed his ineffectiveness at PTP. And his background does not meet the need of IRDA. Is it a case of MCOBA cronyism without even the minimal of justification?
HARUN HJ JOHARI
For most of his 30-year working profession, Harun was primarily in the energy industry. He started his career with a subsidiary of a petroleum multinational corporation immediately after graduating as a mechanical engineer with first class honours, in Australia in 1976.
His experience spans from front-end technical service and marketing to senior management positions in logistics, business consultancy as well as health, safety and environment.
In 1999, he was the Vice President, a senior leadership position of a global business unit, of a large multinational corporation based in the UK. He held this role which had bottom-line responsibility for 15 countries in the Asia Pacific region before advancing to be the Advisor for safety, health and environment.
After over 25 years, Harun left the energy sector to join the logistics industry to manage one of Malaysia’s leading container ports as the Chief Executive Officer.
He enjoyed his stint there whereby the start-up business has been managed for continued success, with a more robust the customer base, a strengthened balance sheet and the development of the organisational capability to transform the whole organisation for sustainable growth into the future and realise its newly enhanced vision.
He has been in the boards of several joint venture companies in the Asia Pacific as well as that of a public listed company. He was also a trustee for a Malaysian oil company.
Currently, he is the chairman of the University of Western Australia graduate association in Malaysia.
His career for over the two decades in the energy as well as the logistics industries, in the diverse roles, provided him with extensive business and international experience in managing mixed portfolio of businesses in terms of maturity, challenges and cultures. His greatest satisfaction has been in transforming the business for breakthrough performance.
Harun is married to Dr Nur Ainun, a dental surgeon. They are blessed with a daughter who has a biotechnology background with her Masters degree on the subject. Harun felt very fortunate to have been able to work and live among various different nationalities throughout his career and overseas postings.
Special skills / Experiences:
1. Petroleum specialities products – Country responsibility Bottomline responsibility2. Business Re-engineering Consultant – Upstream / Downstream / Natural Gas
Brand and Channel management
Regional procurement Companywide Business transformation3. Supply-Distribution (logistics) – Country Responsibility
Best in class Customer Service Centre design and implementation
Organisational design (incl scorecard and variable pay) Best practice Road transport management transformation4. Vice President – LP Gas Business Asia Pacific
Joint-Venture project: The multiproduct pipeline
Companywide ERP implementation Implement global business model5. CEO – Leading Malaysian container port
China business divestment
Channel transformation (incl safety management in tertiary distribution)
Price management and Sales Competency Transition management from successful start-up to growth phase
Managing for continued growth and sustainable performance
Human capital development
Board memberships:1. Board Chairman Sri Lanka government JV company, Sri Lanka
2. Board member, Pakistan public listed company, in Karachi
3. Board member Vietnam government JV company, Hanoi
4. Board member Indian JV private company, Mumbai
5. Board member Australian private limited company, Melbourne
IRDA Watch blog claims that Khazanah pays for IRDA's CEO RM60,000 monthly salary. IRDA is an authority. Is that bribery?
Khazanah gives IRDA a great pay package with 5 months bonus with zero KPI measurables and deliverables. It's a One Stop Centre where Everything Stops Here.
This is the right place for those within the MCOBA and UKEC networking. Talk like real, glamourous, high paying, demand the sky and do nothing.
* Updated 7:30 PM