Sustainability & National Contribution Report 2016

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  • David Lau Nai Pek

  • Dato' Mohd Izzaddin Idris

  • Kenneth Shen

  • Bella Ann Almeida

  • Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hj. Mokhtar

  • Datuk Azzat Kamaludin

  • Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim

  • Dr Muhamad Chatib Basri

  • Dato Dr Nik Ramlah Nik Mahmood

  • Tan Sri Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid

David Lau Nai Pek

Dato' Mohd Izzaddin Idris

Kenneth Shen

Bella Ann Almeida

Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hj. Mokhtar

Datuk Azzat Kamaludin

Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim

Dr Muhamad Chatib Basri

Dato Dr Nik Ramlah Nik Mahmood

Tan Sri Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid

Board of Directors

Standing from left to right: David Lau Nai Pek, Dato’ Mohd Izzaddin Idris, Kenneth Shen, Bella Ann Almeida, Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Hj. Mokhtar, Datuk Azzat Kamaludin, Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, Dr Muhamad Chatib Basri, Dato Dr Nik Ramlah Nik Mahmood, Tan Sri Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid

Notes: None of the Directors have: Any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of Axiata. Any conflict of interest with Axiata. Any conviction for offences within the past ten years (other than traffic offences). Any sanctions and/or penalties imposed on them by any regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 December 2016. For information on Directors’ attendance at Board Meetings held during the financial year, please refer to page 080 of the Statement on Corporate Governance.

David Lau Nai Pek

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Age:

    64

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

    9 years

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    23 April 2008

  • Date of Last Re-election:

    20 May 2015

Membership of Board Committees:

  • • Board Audit Committee (Chairman)

Qualifications:

  • • Bachelor of Commerce, Canterbury University, New Zealand
  • • Member of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants
  • • Member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

Working Experience:

David has over 35 years professional experience in finance and leading financial organisations in various locations in Australia, Brunei, China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Netherlands and UK. David retired from Shell Malaysia in August 2011 after serving the Shell Group for about 30 years. His major assignments include the Finance Director for Shell Malaysia, Finance Director for Shell China, Global Controller for the Exploration & Production Division of Royal Dutch Shell, and Vice-President Finance for Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., the Netherlands.


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Celcom Axiata Berhad (Chairman of Board Audit Committee)

Others

Listed
  • • Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Berhad
  • • KKB Engineering Berhad

Non-listed
  • • Malaysia Airlines Berhad

Other Information:

Member of Investment Panel of Employees Provident Fund

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Dato' Mohd Izzaddin Idris

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Age:

    54

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

    5 months

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    24 November 2016

  • Date of Last Re-election:

    Nil

Membership of Board Committees:

  • • Nil

Qualifications:

  • • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (First Class Honours in Finance), University of New South Wales, Australia
  • • Fellow of Chartered Public Accountants (CPA) Australia
  • • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)

Working Experience:

Izzaddin is currently the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Group Berhad, a position he held since July 2009. Izzaddin has over 20 years of experience in the fields of investment banking, financial and general management having served in various senior positions at Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad and Southern Bank Berhad. Before his current position, he was the Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President (Group Finance) of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, a position he held from September 2004 to June 2009.


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • UEM Sunrise Berhad
  • • UEM Edgenta Berhad

Non-listed
  • • UEM Group Berhad
  • • PLUS Malaysia Berhad
  • • PLUS Expressway International Berhad
  • • Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad
  • • Cement Industries of Malaysia Berhad
  • • OPUS Group Berhad
  • • UEM Builders Berhad
  • • UEM Suria Berhad
  • • Yayasan UEM
  • • Yayasan Putra Business School

Other Information:

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Kenneth Shen

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
(Representative of Khazanah)

  • Age:

    52

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

    5 years

  • Nationality:

    American

  • Date of Appointment:

    5 October 2011

  • Date of Last Re-election:

    28 May 2014

Membership of Board Committees:

  • • Board Audit Committee
  • • Board Nomination Committee
  • • Board Remuneration Committee

Qualifications:

  • • Bachelor of Arts Degree (magna cum laude) in East Asian Languages and Civilisations (Japanese) and Economics from Harvard College, USA
  • • MBA, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, USA
  • • Completed studies at Keio University, Japan

Working Experience:

Kenneth joined Khazanah as Executive Director of Investments in 2011. He has more than 25 years of global investment, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions experience gained in New York, Hong Kong, Qatar and Malaysia. Prior to joining Khazanah, Kenneth was with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) from 2006 where he most recently was Advisor to the CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Qatar Holding LLC. In addition, Kenneth had responsibility for QIA’s direct investments in public and private companies as well as its investments in private equity, special situations and venture capital funds. Prior to that, he was with Salomon Brothers Inc and its successor companies from 1996 where his most recent role was Co-Head, Corporate Finance at Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited. Prior to Salomon Brothers, Kenneth was with Lehman Brothers Inc. from 1992 in Lehman’s Merchant Banking and Principal Investments Groups in New York.


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Yayasan Amir

Other Information:

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Bella Ann Almeida

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Age:

    60

  • Gender:

    Female

  • Length of Service:

    4 years

  • Nationality:

    British

  • Date of Appointment:

    21 January 2013

  • Date of Last Re-election:

    25 May 2016

Membership of Board Committees:

  • • Board Nomination Committee
  • • Board Remuneration Committee

Qualifications:

  • • MA in Economics, Cambridge University, UK
  • • MBA, Imperial College, London, UK

Working Experience:

Ann was the Group Managing Director, Human Resources of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited between February 2008 and May 2015 and a member of the Group Management Board. In 2011, her remit widened to include Corporate Sustainability. Ann joined the HSBC Group in 1992 and by 1995, she was appointed Head of HR for James Capel (Stockbroking). Since 1996, Ann was Director, HR for HSBC’s Investment Bank, Transaction Bank, Private Bank, Islamic Bank and Asset Management, before taking up her last role. She retired in May 2015 after 23 years service with the HSBC Group.


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Julius Baeee, Global Swiss Private Bank

Other Information:

Non-Executive Chairman of the Human Resources Committee of Jadwa Investments, a Saudi Islamic bank and Chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee of Fajr Capital, a private equity group.

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Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hj. Mokhtar

Chairman
Non-Independent
Non-Executive Director
(Representative of Khazanah)

  • Age:

    56

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

    9 years

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    3 March 2008

  • Date of Last Re-election:

    20 May 2015

Membership of Board Committees:

  • • Nil

Qualifications:

  • • British Chevening Scholar
  • • Masters of Philosophy in Development Studies, Darwin College, Cambridge University, UK
  • • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK
  • • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • • Diploma in Islamic Studies, International Islamic University, Malaysia

Working Experience:

Formerly, Azman was the Managing Director and co-founder of BinaFikir Sdn Bhd, Director and Head of Country Research at Salomon Smith Barney Malaysia and Director and Head of Research at Union Bank of Switzerland in Malaysia. He previously served in various capacities with Malaysia’s largest utility company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad. From June 2004 to date, Azman holds the position of Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional, the strategic investment fund of the Government of Malaysia.


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Iskandar Investment Berhad (Chairman)
  • • Yayasan Khazanah
  • • Yayasan Hasanah

Other Information:

Azman holds various board memberships including Khazanah Research Institute and serves on various public service bodies including the National Science Council, the Capital Market Advisory Group for Securities Commission Malaysia and the National Export Council. Azman is also a member of the Stewardship Board on Growth and Social Inclusion of the World Economic Forum and a member of the Asia Business Council.

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Datuk Azzat Kamaludin

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Age:

    71

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

    9 years

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    24 March 2008

  • Date of Last Re-election:

    25 May 2016

Membership of Board Committees:

  • • Board Audit Committee
  • • Board Nomination Committee
  • • Board Remuneration Committee

Qualifications:

  • • Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple, London, UK
  • • Degrees in Law and International Law, University of Cambridge, UK

Working Experience:

Azzat is a lawyer by profession and is a partner of the law firm of Azzat & Izzat. Prior to being admitted as advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1979, he served as an administrative and diplomatic officer with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia from 1970 to 1979. Between 1 March 1993 to 21 March 1999, he served as a member of the Securities Commission.


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Dialog Axiata PLC (Chairman)

Non-listed
  • • Celcom Resources Berhad

Others

Listed
  • • Boustead Holdings Berhad
  • • Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad
  • • KPJ Healthcare Berhad

Non-listed
  • • Malaysian Directors Academy

Other Information:

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Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim

Managing Director/ President &
Group Chief Executive officer

  • Age:

    58

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

    9 years

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    3 March 2008

  • Date of Last Re-election:

    25 May 2016

Membership of Board Committees:

  • • Nil

Qualifications:

  • • MBA, Portland State University, USA
  • • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Minor in Mathematics), California State University, USA

Working Experience:

Jamaludin is Managing Director/President & Group Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Group Berhad, which he joined in March 2008. He has worked for about 35 years in the ICT industry – 16 years in IT and 19 years in telecommunications.

Jamaludin started his career as a lecturer in Quantitative Methods at California State University, USA in 1980.

He then spent 12 years in IBM (1981-1993), the first five years as Systems Engineer and then in various positions in Sales, Marketing and Management. In 1993, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Digital Equipment Malaysia (the Malaysian branch of Digital Equipment, then the second largest IT company worldwide).

Four years later, in 1997, Jamaludin joined Maxis Communications Berhad, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1998. In 2006, he was re-designated Group Chief Executive Officer. He retired from Maxis in 2007. In 2008, he joined Axiata as the Managing Director/President & Group Chief Executive Officer.


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Dialog Axiata PLC (Alternate Director)
  • • PT XL Axiata Tbk
  • • M1 Limited

Non-listed
  • • Celcom Axiata Berhad (Chairman)
  • • Axiata Foundation

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • GSMA Mobile For Development Foundation
  • • GSM Association (Foundation Board Member)

Other Information:

Jamaludin earned the accolade of Malaysia’s ‘CEO of the Year 2000’ by American Express & Business Times and was inducted into the Hall of Fame for ‘Services to the Mobile Telecommunications Industry’ by Asian Mobile News in 2004. He was also named ‘Asian Mobile Operator CEO of the Year’ by Asian Mobile News Awards 2007 and ‘Telecommunications CEO of the Year’ by Telecom Asia Awards 2010 and Frost & Sullivan Asia Paci c ICT Awards 2010. In 2014, he was named CEO of the Year at the MSWG-ASEAN Corporate Governance Transparency Index Awards. He was also the recipient of the 2015 GSMA Chairman’s Award which is the GSMA’s most prestigious award and recognises outstanding personal contribution to the growth and development of mobile communications around the world.

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Dr Muhamad Chatib Basri

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Age:

    51

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

    2 years

  • Nationality:

    Indonesian

  • Date of Appointment:

    25 February 2015

  • Date of Last Re-election:

    20 May 2015

Membership of Board Committees:

  • • Nil

Qualifications:

  • • PhD in Economics and Master of Economic Development, Australian National University, Australia
  • • Bachelor of Economics, University of Indonesia, Indonesia

Working Experience:

Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri, was Indonesia’s former Minister of Finance from May 2013 to October 2014. Previously, he was the Chairman of Investment Coordinating Board of Indonesia from June 2012 to October 2013. Prior to that, from 2010 to 2012, he served as the Vice Chairman of the National Economic Committee of the President of Indonesia. He is currently the Chairman of Indonesia Infrastructure Finance, and also Chairman of the Advisory Board of Mandiri Institute. Dr. Basri was a member of the Asia Paci c Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). From 2010 to 2012, he was a member of the High Level Trade Experts Group, co-chaired by Jagdish Bhagwati and Peter Sutherland. In 2010, he co-founded CReco Research Institute, a Jakarta based economic consulting firm. Dr Basri has from 1995 until present lectures at the Department of Economics, University Indonesia.

He has acted as a consultant for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the USAID, AUSAID, OECD and UNCTAD. He is the author of a number of papers in international academic journals and actively writes for various leading newspapers and magazines in Indonesia.


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Other Information:

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Dato Dr Nik Ramlah Nik Mahmood

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Age:

    61

  • Gender:

    Female

  • Length of Service:

    1 month

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    21 March 2017

  • Date of Last Re-election:

    Nil

Membership of Board Committees:

  • • Nil

Qualifications:

  • • Bachelor of Law with Honours, University Malaya
  • • Masters of Law and PhD in Law, University of London

Working Experience:

Dr Nik Ramlah Nik Mahmood retired as Deputy Chief Executive of Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) in March 2016. She was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of the SC and member of the Commission on 1 April 2012. She joined the SC in 1993 as Manager of Law Reform and went on to become Director of the Policy and Development Division in 1997. In 2008, she was made Managing Director and Executive Director of the Enforcement Division. Prior to joining the SC, Dr Nik Ramlah was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University Malaya.

Dr Nik Ramlah is a member of the Board of Directors of Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia, the Securities Industry Development Corporation and Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad. She is also a member of the Professional Development Panel (Senate) of INCEIF, the global university for Islamic finance and an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University Teknologi MARA.


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • United Malacca Berhad

Non-listed
  • • Securities Industry Development Corporation
  • • Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad

Other Information:

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Tan Sri Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Age:

    71

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

    9 years

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    24 March 2008

  • Date of Last Re-election:

    25 May 2016

Membership of Board Committees:

  • • Board Nomination Committee (Chairman)
  • • Board Remuneration Committee (Chairman)

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Economics, La Trobe University, Australia

Working Experience:

Ghazzali has made his career as a diplomat since 1971 and became the Ambassador of Malaysia to USA in March 1999. Prior to his appointment to Washington, D.C., he served as Deputy Secretary-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Over the years, his overseas appointments have included postings to Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand, UK, Zimbabwe and the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations in New York, USA. His last position before his retirement in September 2010 was as Ambassador-at-large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia to which he was appointed in 2006.


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Robi Axiata Limited (Chairman)
  • • Axiata Foundation (Chairman)

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Other Information:

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