Who is Farhash Wafa Salvador, 7-Eleven’s new chairman?
Early last year Farhash resigned from his post as Perak PKR chairman, at the time saying he wanted to contest in Selangor in the party polls.
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Public listed companies in the private sector appoint chairman and board members all the time. However, a recent appointment has had tongues wagging. So who is 7-Eleven’s new chairman?
His name is Farhash Wafa Salvador. A 40-year-old who sits on the board of various companies. Just a week ago he was made the group executive chairman of Apex Equity Holdings Bhd.
His most recent appointment is taking over from Datuk Seri Robin Tan’s post as the chairman of 7-Eleven.
Everyone knows 7-Eleven. Before FamilyMart and CU, 7-Eleven was the go-to convenience store for many.
Robin is the son of tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan of the Berjaya Group. He left 7-Eleven to pursue other interests and Farhash is now the new chairman.
Farhash, while he sits on various boards and holds at least two patents that we managed to find online related to network technology, is more known to the public here is a politician and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s former political secretary.
He was also formerly the chairman of Perak PKR.
According to 7-Eleven, in announcing his appointment, “Farhash brings with him more than a decade’s worth of experience in the field of business, consultancy and advisory.”
Among the companies Farhash was associated with are Swag Technologies Sdn Bhd, Salvador & Sons Sdn Bhd and Pacific Samudera Sdn Bhd. He is also a director of Berjaya Construction Bhd.
He holds a degree in business administration and Masters in finance from the University of Portsmouth.
A PAS parliamentarian criticised the appointment, as Netizens pointed out to him it was a corporate appointment and not a political one. They’re not wrong as 7-Eleven is a corporate company and not a government-linked company.
PAS’ Ketereh MP Datuk Khlir Mohd Noor claimed the appointment went against good governance and tarnishes the ties between politics and business in the country.
Farhash’s political career was colourful which included being arrested to assist investigation into the case of a sex video scandal allegedly involving a minister at the time.
Early last year he resigned from his post as Perak PKR chairman, at the time saying he wanted to contest in Selangor in the party polls.
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