Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – In a landmark decision, SEEK, the parent entity of prominent Southeast Asian career platforms JobStreet and JobsDB, has announced the appointment of Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim as its first Asia-based non-executive director. This significant move came to light during the company’s recent annual general meeting held in Kuala Lumpur.
A Historic Appointment for SEEK
Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim’s induction into the board is not just a first for SEEK but a clear nod to the Asia-Pacific region’s growing importance in the company’s expansion strategy. His appointment is a strategic step, underlining the region’s pivotal role in SEEK’s future growth plans.
Uniting for Growth: SEEK’s Vision for Asia
The timing of Ibrahim’s appointment coincides with SEEK’s ambitious plan to unify its three major online employment platforms – SEEK in Australia and New Zealand, JobStreet in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, and JobsDB in Hong Kong and Thailand. This unification, part of a three-year investment program, is set to culminate in the 2024 financial year, marking a new era of integrated service across the Asia-Pacific.
Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim: A Veteran with a Vision
With over four decades of experience in Southeast Asia, Ibrahim’s expertise spans information technology and telecommunications. His previous roles include serving the Malaysian government and leading major corporations like Axiata Group Berhad and Maxis Communications Berhad. His current positions include chairmanships at Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, QSR Brands Holdings Bhd, and AirAsia Aviation Group Ltd, and a directorship at Sunway Berhad.
Ibrahim’s Perspective on His New Role
Expressing his enthusiasm, Ibrahim stated, “I’m honoured to join SEEK’s esteemed board of directors. This role is especially meaningful as SEEK’s purpose aligns with my passion and values. I look forward to contributing my expertise to help SEEK advance its ambitions in the region.”
Leadership’s Take on the Appointment
Peter Bithos, CEO of Asia at SEEK, highlighted the timeliness of Ibrahim’s joining: “With our core online employment marketplaces uniting next year, Tan Sri Jamaludin’s expertise will be invaluable in scaling our operations and unlocking growth opportunities across APAC.”
Graham Goldsmith, SEEK’s chairman, also remarked on the significance of Ibrahim’s experience in the IT and telecom sectors in Asia, emphasizing his valuable contribution to SEEK’s ongoing growth aspirations in the region.
A New Chapter for SEEK in Asia-Pacific
Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim’s appointment marks a new chapter in SEEK’s journey, one that is set to leverage his extensive experience and deep understanding of the Asia-Pacific business landscape. As SEEK gears up for a unified and more efficient operation across its platforms, the region can anticipate a more integrated and impactful online employment marketplace, poised to reshape the future of work in Asia-Pacific.