The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has appointed Qamar Wan Noor as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective September 5, 2017.
A magna cum laude in Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York in 1990, Qamar began her career with Shell in 1990. In her 26-year long career with Shell, she held many positions including senior management roles in Malaysia, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. She led the Marketing Supply and Distribution teams in ensuring safe and efficient asset utilisation in terminals, land and marine logistics in both Oman and UAE, and later in Malaysia and Singapore.
“Her outstanding leadership and vast stakeholder management experience covering corporate planning, project management, distribution operations, as well as regional business and strategy development, will be invaluable to SPAD, as the planner and regulator of land public transport for the nation.
We are very pleased that Qamar is joining us at this important stage in our development, as we accelerate the implementation of land public transport projects aimed at improving urban mobility and enhancing urban-rural connectivity as envisioned by the Government,” said Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah, Chief Executive Officer, Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).
Qamar will be responsible for the overall transformation of the freight, bus and taxi industry and its related infrastructure, which includes the roll-out of national projects such as the myBAS under the stage bus transformation programme and the bus network revamp in Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley to ensure an efficient, integrated and sustainable bus system that focuses on improving journey quality for commuters.
“The land public transport sector is a thriving industry, and SPAD is committed to fostering workforce diversity in various levels as we gear forward,” added Azharuddin.