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A fast-changing game for QSR
Doreenn Leong | 04 May 2018 00:30
When he was approached to take up the top job at QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd last year, Datuk Mohamed Azahari Kamil, 59, had no hesitation accepting despite having a busy schedule.

For him, it was returning to Johor Corporation (JCorp), a company he had served for some time. “I have been with JCorp for a long time as we were partners in our asset management company, JMF Asset Management Sdn Bhd, since 1993 where I was the MD and JCorp was our very strong shareholder. 

“So it’s an honour for me to be serving the state government through JCorp. It is like giving back to society, and for me, it’s homecoming,” Azahari tells FocusM. JCorp is the investment arm of the state government.
 
Taking over as QSR MD on Aug 1, 2017, Azahari wasted no time in getting on with the job. The group is currently working on expansion plans, including opening new outlets, introducing new products and becoming the first halal food aggregator and delivery provider in the world. 

QSR operates KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia and Brunei with a total of 1,272 stores. For KFCstores, it has about 16 in Brunei, 12 in Cambodia, 83 in Singapore and almost 700 in Malaysia.