Shah Alam, 30 Nov 2010 – The UMW Group today announced the appointment of En Ismet Suki as the new President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (“UMW Toyota Motor”), effective 1 January 2011, replacing Mr Kuah Kock Heng who will complete his term on 31 December 2010. Mr Kuah will, with effect from 1 January 2011, head Toyota Capital Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“Toyota Capital Malaysia”) as President, replacing Mr Lim Chin Teong upon the latter’s retirement on 31 December 2010. Mr Kuah will also remain on the board of UMW Toyota Motor. Toyota Capital Malaysia, a subsidiary of Toyota Financial Services Corporation, Japan (“TFSC”), provides financial products and services to Toyota customers - covering individual, business and fleet vehicles. TFSC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan (“TMC”), specialises in vehicle financing for TMC around the world, and has total managed assets of JPY 11 trillion.
The UMW Group would like to express its deepest appreciation to Mr Kuah Kock Heng for his contributions to UMW Toyota Motor.
En Ismet Suki, 57, is currently Executive Director, Customer Services Group & Human Capital Division of UMW Toyota Motor, a subsidiary in the UMW Group. He has served UMW Toyota Motor since 1990 in various capacities, benefitting from the job rotation system practised by the company.
En Ismet Suki has a Diploma in Business Administration from UiTM and also holds a Bachelor of Science (Marketing) degree from Syracuse University, New York, United States of America. He has also attended a Senior Executive Programme in Kellogg Graduate School, United States of America.
En Ismet started his career in 1976 as a Market Analyst at Ford Motor Company (Malaysia). He was granted a 2-year study leave from Ford Motor in 1979 to pursue the afore-mentioned degree as a MARA scholar. Upon his return, he rejoined Ford Motor Company as Field Manager and later, the Sales Planning & Distribution Manager. Thereafter, he spent a few years at Peremba Berhad before joining UMW Toyota Motor in 1990 as Public Affairs Manager.
Given his extensive experience in the company’s Service, Marketing, Customer Services and Human Capital Divisions, En Ismet is well-poised to take on the challenges of an increasingly competitive automotive sector.
The UMW Group is an international conglomerate that develops industries, manages partnerships and facilitates growth. It is involved in four core businesses – Automotive, Equipment, Manufacturing and Engineering, and Oil and Gas.
In adopting the rallying call Beyond Boundaries, UMW is set to play a leading role in shaping the future of its industries globally. The Company will do this by inspiring vibrant ideas, nurturing potential, pioneering partnerships and delivering excellence in everything it does; the rewards of which will contribute to the progress and well-being of its stakeholders.