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Motorola Announces New Country President for Malaysia


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Motorola Inc., (NYSE: MOT) today announced the appointment of En. Mohd Rauf Nasir as the new Country President for Motorola group of companies in Malaysia effective 1st July 2009.

In this role, Mohd Rauf will lead with the country team to further strengthen Motorola’s business presence in Malaysia as a key employer, trusted technology partner and long term investor. In addition, Mohd Rauf will also assume the position of Malaysia Systems Sales Director for Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Solutions (EMS) business, overseeing the sales operations for the government and public safety sectors.

The Motorola EMS government and public safety business provides mission-critical and business-critical solutions ranging from two-way radio communications products and systems, wireless broadband solutions to an array of mobile computing devices for the government and enterprise segments.

“Malaysia remains a key strategic market for Motorola. I strongly believe that it is important to have a strong leader to be part of our EMS Government business and Country Management senior leadership team dedicated to build and strengthen our relationship ties with the various Malaysian government organizations and customers to honour our continuous commitment to the country,” Mr. Balbir Singh, vice president, sales and operations, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Asia Pacific said.

“We are delighted to have Mohd Rauf on board to drive strategic business partnerships with the government and public safety sectors in Malaysia. He brings with him a wealth of experience for which he has been recognized through various prestigious sales and leadership awards,” he added. “His strong track record coupled with excellent leadership skills will certainly be a valuable asset to accelerate our business footprint to greater heights.”

Prior to joining Motorola, Mohd Rauf was heading the ASEAN Telco Center of Excellence in IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd and was responsible for growing IBM’s business solution in the ASEAN region. He was also the General Manager, Communications Sector of IBM in 2006 for three years where he led a team of sales professionals to expand IBM’s offering to the telecommunications sector which has resulted in achieving a triple-digit growth of company’s revenue. His most significant contribution was securing one of the largest IT outsourcing deal from the telecommunications industry in Malaysia.

He was also a Certified Sales Professional, an elite sales group within IBM awarded to outstanding top achievers in recognition of their excellent performance and completion of an executive program at the Harvard Business School.

With over 19 years of experience in the IT industry, Mohd Rauf has previously held several management positions in the sales division serving various industries such as the public sector, healthcare, government, defense and communications.

He started his career as a System Engineer in IBM Malaysia in 1990 for five years and since then has moved his career to overseeing sales for the last 14 years. Mohd Rauf holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from New South Wales University, Australia.

About Motorola Malaysia
With over 30 years of corporate presence, Motorola Malaysia has established itself as a leading manufacturer of high technology wireless communications solutions and accessories for the global market. Motorola Malaysia’s operations consist of a world-class Integrated Manufacturing, R&D and Distribution Center and a corporate and sales office.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit


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