KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 16): Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd has appointed Datuk Abdul Jalil Abdul Karim as its new managing director, effectively immediately.

Abdul Jalil, 55, takes over the reins from Datuk Zainal Abidin Salleh, who resigned due to health reasons. Abdul Jalil was previously the chief executive officer of Merge Energy Bhd.

According to the group’s Bursa filing yesterday, Abdul Jalil brings with him more than 30 years of extensive working experience in project consultancy, management and construction in the water and sewerage related industries since 1987, including at the senior and board level of reputable companies, both local and foreign.

“Abdul Jalil was involved in various water supply projects including the Sungai Selangor (Phase 1), Sungai Johor WTP Privatisation, Sungai Semangar WTP (Phase 1), Non-Revenue Water Reduction for SYABAS Phase 2 and Phase 3, Panching WTP, Kuantan (Package 2), 160 MLD Ganchong WTP (Package 1) at Pekan and other small scale water supply projects in Malaysia,” it said.

Puncak Niaga’s share price ended five sen or 1.89% higher at 27 sen, valuing the group at RM120.76 million.

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