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UEM Edgenta’s MD/CEO recognised as outstanding leader at Malaysia Management Excellence Awards

UEM Edgenta’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Syahrunizam Samsudin, a business professional with more than 24 years in the digital financial services and corporate sectors, has been named Executive of the Year (Engineering) in the Malaysia Management Excellence Awards 2021, organised by Singapore Business Review.

With his proven leadership in engineering and technology, Syahrunizam has been instrumental in steering the Company’s digital healthcare solutions to support the nation’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The inaugural awards programme aims to honour and recognise outstanding business leaders, individuals and teams who have made exceptional contributions towards their companies’ success.

Under Syahrunizam’s stewardship, he laid the foundation for UEM Edgenta to become a technology-enabled solutions company focusing on healthcare support, infrastructure and technology by 2025, under its Edgenta of the Future 2025 (EoTF 2025) vision. 

“We believe that technology-led business transformation is vital for companies to remain competitive in a post COVID-19 economy, and we are therefore in the best position to help bridge the gap in technology adoption among businesses,” Syahrunizam said. 

Since the start of the pandemic, UEM Edgenta played a crucial role in supporting the national recovery efforts by introducing various key frontline healthcare initiatives such as the Private COVID-19 Assessment Centre, housed at its training facility, UEM Edgenta Learning Centre, which was subsequently transformed into a Vaccination Centre for adolescents and booster shots. 

UEM Edgenta also collaborated with the Ministry of Health Malaysia in deploying Field Hybrid ICUs, an alternative solution to ICUs which are in high demand at government hospitals during the pandemic. It is a combination of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and an isolation room, equipped with electricity, bathrooms, toilets, a donning room, nurse station, air conditioning and ventilation systems. To date, 12 units have been installed in hospitals nationwide.

As a strong advocate in digital innovation, Syahrunizam has also steered the company’s business diversification and digitalisation by introducing Edgenta NXT, UEM Edgenta’s first cloud-based ecosystem, and QuickMed, a cloud-based digital healthcare solution. These solutions will accelerate Edgenta’s long-term growth as the company transitions its offerings towards innovative, scalable and differentiated business model aimed at catalysing future innovations in the business niches it operates in.  

Under Syahrunizam’s leadership, UEM Edgenta registered a revenue of RM1.6 billion for the first nine months of FY2021, an increase of 11.2% against the same period in FY2020 at RM1.4 billion. He also helped the Company secure key healthcare support services contract wins in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia.

As a leader who places strong emphasis on human capital development, Syahrunizam has also been influential in shaping Edgenta’s people culture and beliefs. This led to the introduction of a revitalised set of core values that represent a holistic and inclusive identity for its people, thus enabling them to face challenges as an innovative and sustainable organisation. 

These significant endeavours have undoubtedly elevated the company to its next phase of growth. UEM Edgenta is poised to provide cutting edge and enhanced solutions and services in a sustainable manner primarily to create better value propositions and efficiencies for clients and stakeholders, not just in Malaysia but in new frontiers as well.

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