Group

Management Team

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

Department/Portfolio:


Qualifications:

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

Academic/Professional Qualification(s):


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.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


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)

Others 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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Dato’ Sri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly

Corporate Executive Vice President &
Regional CEO, Southeast Asia Operations

  • Age:

    55

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    5 September 2016

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • Southeast Asia Region

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • Bachelor of Science (Marketing), Indiana University, Bloomington
  • • MBA, St Louis University, Missouri, USA

Working Experience:

Shazalli was appointed CEO and Director of Celcom on 1 September 2005. Prior to that, he was CEO of ntv7 for eight years since its launch in 1998. Shazalli had earlier left his mark in the fast moving consumer goods industry, with Lever Brothers (1987-1993), followed by the Malaysian Tobacco Company (MTC) and British American Tobacco (BAT) (1993-1996) both in Malaysia and the UK. He also served as Astro’s Marketing Director for two years where he pioneered the launch of Astro digital satellite services in Malaysia.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • PT XL Axiata Tbk

Non-listed
  • • Celcom Axiata Berhad
  • • Celcom Resources Berhad

Others

Listed
  • • Malaysia Airlines Berhad
  • • Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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Dr Hans Wijayasuriya

Group Executive Vice President &
Regional Chief Executive Officer South Asia Region

  • Age:

    48

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Sri Lankan

  • Date of Appointment:

    1 January 2017

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • South Asia Region

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • • MBA, University of Warwick, UK
  • • PhD in Digital Mobile Communications, University of Bristol
  • • Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute
    of Engineering Technology UK

Working Experience:

In line with Axiata’s regional expansion in the South Asia region, Hans was appointed as the Regional CEO, South Asia in January 2016. Up to the end of 2016, Hans also functioned as the Group CEO of Dialog Axiata PLC Sri Lanka. He joined Dialog’s founding management team in 1994, and took on the role of CEO in 1997. From 2012 till 2014, Hans was also the founding CEO of Axiata Digital Services.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Dialog Axiata PLC
  • • Idea Cellular Limited

Non-listed
  • • Robi Axiata Limited

Others

Listed
  • • John Keells Holdings PLC

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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Vivek Sood

Group Chief Financial Officer

  • Age:

    53

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Indian

  • Date of Appointment:

    3 April 2017

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • • Strategic Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis
  • • Investor Relation
  • • Treasury & Corporate Finance
  • • Tax
  • • Accounts Operation
  • • Financial System

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • Bachelor in Commerce and Qualified Chartered Accountant India
  • • Accountancy and Audit Training in Pricewaterhouse

Working Experience:

Vivek was most recently the Executive Vice President and Group Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor Group Inc. Prior to this he has held positions as CFO and subsequently CEO of Telenor India, CEO of Grameenphone (Bangladesh) and COO and CFO of Tata AIA Life Insurance.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:

• Nil


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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Amandeep Singh

Group Chief Technology Officer

  • Age:

    46

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Indian

  • Date of Appointment:

    2 November 2016

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • • IT Strategy & Architecture
  • • Axiata Procurement Centre
  • • Radio Access Network

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • Bachelor Degree in Electronics & Electrical Communications from India

Working Experience:

Amandeep has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector encompassing mobile, fixed and long distance networks. During his professional career, he has held various portfolios to lead the technology function spanning across multiple countries in Asia and Africa. He brings hands on experience in strategising and managing state-of-the-art telecommunication networks including 2G/3G/4G LTE/IT and Systems. He has handled complex, multi-country and large scale technology transformations in the past. Amandeep also brings a rich wealth of experience in the towerco business. Prior to Axiata, his last assignment was with Bharti Airtel for more than nine years, working out of the company's offices in India and Africa.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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Annis Sheikh Mohamed

Chief Corporate Development Officer

  • Age:

    45

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    1 July 2011

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • • Corporate Development

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (Hons), majoring in Finance, Investment and Banking from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, USA

Working Experience:

Annis has close to 17 years’ experience in the banking industry with extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of financial advisory, structured finance, acquisition finance and project finance. He started his career at Citibank Berhad and later joined Macquarie Malaysia and RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Bhd. His last position before joining Axiata was Chief Officer & Head of Investment Banking in Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad (KFHMB).


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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Asri Hassan Sabri

Group Chief Business Operations Officer

  • Age:

    50

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    12 January 2016

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • • Enterprise
  • • Axiata ISBU
  • • Voice
  • • Qorus Alliance
  • • International Data & Network
  • • Roaming
  • • Product & Marketing

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Newcastle, Australia

Working Experience:

Asri has 27 years of experience in various management, consulting and entrepreneur engagements in the IT and telecom industries. He is a former Country President for Motorola Malaysia, a position he held from 2006 till 2008. He was also a strategic partner with Provident Capital Partners, an established South Asia private equity company. Besides Motorola, Asri has also worked with other multinational corporations (MNCs) such as Nokia.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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Datin Sri Badrunnisa Mohd Yasin Khan

Group Chief Talent Officer

  • Age:

    57

  • Gender:

    Female

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    18 May 2011

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • • Organisational Development
  • • Talent Management
  • • Learning & Development
  • • Corporate Responsibility

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biochemistry and Pharmacology, University of Aston, Birmingham, UK

Working Experience:

Badrunnisa has had over 30 years of working experience. Her career has predominantly been with Shell in Malaysia with the first half focusing on IT software application and the second half in Human Resources, where her last stint was in a global position reporting to Shell’s Group HR. Before Axiata, she was with TM where she was General Manager, Leadership & Talent Management, Group HR. She was also the Head of Group Human Resources in Axiata before the function was split to allow her to focus on Talent Management across the Group.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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Darke M Sani

Group Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Age:

    61

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Singaporean

  • Date of Appointment:

    18 May 2011

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • • Human Resources
  • • Organisational Development
  • • Facility Management

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore

Working Experience:

Darke has had over 30 years experience both in Malaysia and in the South Asia region, having held several senior positions in multinational companies and large local companies. These include Managing Director of South East Asia and India of Apple Inc, Managing Director (Singapore) of Digital Equipment Corporation (now part of Hewlett-Packard) and Managing Director of Enterprise Business of Maxis Communications at Malaysia. Prior to joining Axiata in 2011, he was a director of a leadership development and management consulting company.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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Dominic P Arena

Group Chief Strategy Officer

  • Age:

    40

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Australian

  • Date of Appointment:

    1 March 2016

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • • Group Corporate Strategy
  • • Marketing & Brand Development
  • • Strategic Projects
  • • Product Innovation & Partnerships

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma in engineering Management (Dip. Eng. Prac., Honours), University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)

Working Experience:

Dominic has over 23 years’ experience in the telecoms, media and technology sectors having held executive roles with global telecom operators including Vodafone, Orange and British Telecom as well as for leading strategic advisory firms. Prior to joining Axiata, Dominic was the Group Managing Director of AEC Advisory, a regional strategic and corporate advisory firms headquartered in Singapore. Preceding this he has held several senior corporate advisory roles as a global equity Partner of Value Partners Management Consulting, as Regional Director APAC for BT Global Services consulting group, as a Director of KPMG Australia and a Director with KPMG Consulting in SE Asia in charge of Telecom & Media advisory.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Dialog Axiata PLC

Non-listed
  • • Robi Axiata Limited

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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Idham Nawawi

Group Chief Corporate Officer

  • Age:

    49

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    1 March 2013

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • • Government Relations
  • • Corporate Communications & Sustainability
  • • Regulatory Affairs

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester New York, USA
  • • Masters in Communication Management (MBA in Telecommunications), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Working Experience:

Idham has over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications and IT industry in the region. Prior to his role in Axiata, Idham served as Chief Operating Officer of Packet One Networks in Malaysia, Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs for Axis Communications in Indonesia and in various senior management positions for Maxis in Malaysia. He started his career as an engineer for Carl Zeiss in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, before venturing into ICT with IBM.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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Nik Nazifah Nik Ahmad

Group Chief Internal Auditor

  • Age:

    46

  • Gender:

    Female

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    1 May 2015

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • • OpCo Internal Audit

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • BSc (Hons) Accountancy, University of East Anglia UK
  • • Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK

Working Experience:

Prior to Axiata, she held the position of Corporate Controller at Celcom Axiata Berhad. Before joining Celcom, Nik Nazifah was with Shell Malaysia for over 15 years, including a three year assignment at Shell Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. Her earlier years were spent in external audit where she gained exposure to a variety of industries, ranging from Financial Institutions to Government linked companies.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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Suryani Hussein

Group Company Secretary

  • Age:

    50

  • Gender:

    Female

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    1 April 2008

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • • Company Secretarial

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • LL.B (Hons) Bachelor of Laws, International Islamic University, Malaysia
  • • Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and Licensed Company Secretary

Working Experience:

Suryani, a qualified Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and licenced Company Secretary, spent the early years of her career in legal practice. She subsequently joined the corporate sector doing both legal and company secretarial work and was appointed Head of Legal and Secretarial, Celcom in 2002. Suryani joined Axiata upon its listing in 2008 and until June 2011 retained her leadership role as Head of Legal in Celcom.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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Tan Gim Boon

Group General Counsel and Risk Officer

  • Age:

    44

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Length of Service:

  • Nationality:

    Malaysian

  • Date of Appointment:

    1 October 2004

  • Date of Last Re-election:

Membership of Board Committees:


Department/Portfolio:

  • • Corporate Counsel
  • • Risk Management
  • • Enterprise Risk Management

Qualifications:


Academic/Professional Qualification(s):

  • • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • • Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia
  • • Masters of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia

Working Experience:

Gim joined TMI (now Axiata) in 2004. Prior to joining Axiata, he was working as a lawyer in Malaysia and Australia. His areas of practice were predominantly in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and corporate finance. Gim’s last post before joining Axiata, was with Malaysia’s largest law firm, Zaid Ibrahim & Co.


Interest in the securities of Axiata or its Subsidiaries:


Directorships of Public Companies:
Axiata Group

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others

Listed
  • • Nil

Non-listed
  • • Nil

Others Information:

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