UEM Sunrise Bhd today announced that its MD and CEO Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib has given notice of his resignation to pursue other opportunities.

The company in a filing with Bursa Malaysia said its board of directors will deliberate on the effective date of Anwar Syahrin’s resignation. The 46-year-old was appointed to the role on Sept 1, 2014.

“In the meantime, a transition plan will be executed for smooth handover of his responsibilities to ensure continued management of UEM Sunrise’s business and operations,” it said, adding that any necessary announcement on the date of resignation will be made in due course.

UEM Sunrise shares ended 2.63% or 1 sen higher at 39 sen, giving the company a market capitalisation of RM1.77 billion. – TMR