Board Of Directors

Profile Updated as at 19 March 2018

Raja Tan Sri Dato' Seri Arshad Bin Raja Tun Uda

Raja Tan Sri Dato' Seri Arshad Bin Raja Tun Uda


Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Malaysian        Age: 71

Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 16 October 2009

Nomination Committee (Chairman), Audit Committee (Member), Remuneration Committee (Member)


Qualification

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and served on its council for 24 years, including three years as its president.

Working Experience/Occupation

Raja Arshad is presently the Chairman of Binariang GSM Sdn. Bhd., Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, Icon Offshore Berhad, Yayasan Amir and Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor. He is a Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Yayasan DayaDiri. He is also the Chancellor of University of Selangor. He was formerly Executive Chairman and Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") Malaysia, Chairman of the Leadership Team of PwC Asia 7, and Chairman of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board and Danamodal Nasional Berhad. His previous international appointments include being a member of the PwC Global Leadership Team, the PwC Global IFRS Board and the Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board.

His previous public appointments include being a member of the Securities Commission, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the Investment Panel of the Employees Provident Fund and the board of trustees of the National Art Gallery.

Directorships in other public companies or listed companies

Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, Icon Offshore Berhad, Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor, Yayasan DayaDiri and Yayasan Amir

Tan Sri Mokhzani Bin Mahathir

Tan Sri Mokhzani Bin Mahathir


Independent Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Malaysian        Age: 57

Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 16 October 2009

Audit Committee (Chairman), Nomination Committee (Chairman), Remuneration Committee (Member)


Qualification

He is a qualified petroleum engineer. He pursued his tertiary education at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma in the USA, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering.

Working Experience/Occupation

He began work in 1987 as a wellsite operations engineer with Sarawak Shell Berhad and resigned in 1989 to pursue business opportunities in Kuala Lumpur. By investing in Tongkah Holdings Berhad (listed on the then Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange), he ventured into the component manufacturing, oil and gas, finance and healthcare sectors. He held positions as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Pantai Holdings Berhad (healthcare), Chairman of THB Industries Berhad (electronics) and Group Executive Chairman of Tongkah Holdings Berhad (oil and gas, finance). A divestment exercise in 2001 saw him relinquish all positions and equity in these companies. Presently, his portfolio of investments includes businesses in IT, oil and gas support services, structural steel engineering and fabrication, the automotive sector and property development. He was the non-independent Vice-Chairman and Director of SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad up to 4 March 2015.

Through his private holding company, Kencana Capital Sdn. Bhd., he has investments in IT, property and other businesses. He was Chairman of Sepang International Circuit Sdn. Bhd., which hosted the FIA Formula One World Championship for 19 years till 2017. He also serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Opcom Holdings Berhad.

Directorships in other public companies or listed companies

Opcom Holdings Berhad and Royal Automotive Club of Malaysia

Robert Alan Nason

Robert Alan Nason


Executive Director
Nationality: Australian        Age: 63

Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 07 March 2016

Business & IT Transformation Committee (Member)


Qualification

He holds a Bachelor of Business (Honours) - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of CPA Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Working Experience/Occupation

He retired from Telstra Corporation in September 2015 after five and a half years leading a major transformation of its operations. Telstra is Australia's largest full service telco with a market capitalisation of over $74 billion, provides 17.5 million mobile services, 5.4 million retail fixed voice services, 3.5 million retail fixed broadband services and has 3 million PayTV subscribers and international operations in 15 countries, including China, Indonesia and the Philippines.

His role at Telstra involved regular, active participation on the company's Business Unit Performance Review Committee, Strategy Committee, M&A Committee, Capital Investment Management Committee, Growth Committee, Customer Advocacy Committee and Risk Committee.

He was the Chairman and Director of Foxtel Pty. Ltd. from 2012 until February 2017. He was a Director of various companies/ Boards in Australia and elsewhere from 2003 to 2010.

His international experience includes living and working in the US and UK together with extensive experience in transformation projects for many companies in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Directorships in other public companies or listed companies

Nil

Dato' Hamidah Naziadin

Dato' Hamidah Naziadin


Independent Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Malaysian        Age: 54

Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 01 February 2014

Audit Committee (Member), Nomination Committee (Member), Remuneration Committee (Chairman)


Qualification

She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wolverhampton and a Certificate in Personnel Management, Malaysian Institute of Personnel Management.

Working Experience/Occupation

She has 30 years of experience in HR, of which the last 26 have been with CIMB Group. Prior to joining CIMB Group, she was in Pacific Bank.

As the Group Chief People Officer of CIMB Group, she provides overall strategic leadership for HR across ASEAN. She has successfully transformed HR from an administrative function into a key business enabler, contributing to CIMB Group's rapid growth into the leading ASEAN financial institution that it is today. She leads people strategies to attract, develop and retain talent, cultivate an agile workforce to prepare for the future of work, and improve the end-to-end employee experience via technology innovation.

Among her many achievements, she strategised the resource integration in successful mergers and acquisitions over the years, within Malaysia and across ASEAN and APAC regions. She has also implemented strategic HR programmes that have earned peer and industry recognition through numerous awards.

In May 2016, she was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Foundation, the philanthropic platform for CIMB Group, to spearhead CSR in community development, sports and education initiatives with diversity and inclusion as the guiding principles. She was also a Commissioner of CIMB Niaga, Indonesia and a member of CIMB Niaga's Nomination and Remuneration Committee from 2010 to September 2014.

She is passionate about championing thought leadership through industry talks and publications on issues around women empowerment, and education/development for youths and graduates.

Directorships in other public companies or listed companies

Nil

Mohammed Abdullah K. Alharbi

Mohammed Abdullah K. Alharbi


Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Saudi Arabia        Age: 47

Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 29 May 2015

Audit Committee (Member)


Qualification

He holds a M.S. Certificate in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri, USA. He also holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

He has attended multiple executive and professional courses at leading business schools of the world including Harvard, Euromoney, Columbia Business School, INSEAD Wharton and Kellogg School of Management.

Working Experience/Occupation

He is presently the General Manager of Mergers & Acquisitions ("M&A") at Saudi Telecom Company ("STC") and has the responsibility of leading overall M&A activities for STC with a focus on international expansions and strengthening STC's local position in the digital age through in-market consolidations. He has always been involved in STC's key strategic decision-making on M&A opportunities.

He represented STC on the boards of PT Axis Indonesia, Public Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BRAVO), Saudi Arabia and Aircel Limited, India. Currently, he is representing STC as a board member in Cell C and 3C Telecommunication (Pty) Ltd., South Africa.

He has led the process of identifying synergies and developing synergy realisation programmes, implementing greenfield operations and major acquisitions of STC, which include, among others, the acquisition of 25% shares in Binariang GSM Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia, acquisition of 35% stake in Oger Telecom Limited, successful bidding of Kuwait and Bahrain greenfield mobile licenses, increasing of STC stake in VIVA Kuwait, divestment of PT Axis Telekom Indonesia and also the increasing of stake in Intigral, an end-to-end solution provider focused on delivering digital media content services to regional telecommunication operators in the Gulf. He has always been an integral part of STC's investment-related activities.

Prior to joining STC in 2003, Mr. Mohammed Abdullah K. Alharbi had worked in senior positions at Al Salam Aircraft Company and Advance Electronics Company.

Directorships in other public companies or listed companies

Maxis Communications Berhad

Mazen Ahmed M. AlJubeir

Mazen Ahmed M. AlJubeir


Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Saudi Arabia        Age: 41

Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 08 September 2016

Nomination Committee (Member), Remuneration Committee (Member)


Qualification

Mazen earned his MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was designated a George F. Baker Scholar. He earned his A.B. with honours in economics from Harvard College, where he received the John Harvard and Harvard College Scholarships for academic distinction.

Working Experience/Occupation

He is a private investor based in Riyadh, focused on investing in and actively supporting the development of mid-sized growth companies in Saudi Arabia. His portfolio companies span a range of industries including technology, retail, specialty contracting, education and wholesale distribution. Alongside his investment activities, Mazen serves as an independent member on the boards of several leading regional organisations. Mazen also serves on the boards of investment offices of prominent Saudi families and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Oqal angel investor network.

Previously, Mazen was an Executive Vice President of Amwal AlKhaleej, a Middle Eastern private equity firm, and earlier in his career, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, based in its Washington, D.C. office, where he advised several Fortune 500 companies on operations, strategy and organisation, often in the context of major transformations and turnarounds.

Directorships in other public companies or listed companies

Maxis Communications Berhad

Naser Abdulaziz A. AlRashed

Naser Abdulaziz A. AlRashed


Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Saudi Arabia        Age: 43

Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 08 September 2016

Business & IT Transformation Committee (Member)


Qualification

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals ("KFUPM"), one of the leading universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Working Experience/Occupation

Naser is an executive in the field of strategy with 18 years of progressive experience in the telecom industry. Throughout his career in STC, the largest telecom company in the Middle East, Naser has shown consistent success in maximising corporate performance, driving growth, and enhancing value especially in international markets where STC is a significant player.

Naser joined STC in the year 2000 in the technology field and is now General Manager of Investment Performance and Operations. In this capacity, he oversees the complex strategic choices and business plans of 12 STC subsidiaries that are both domestic and international entities. Moreover, he is responsible for the delivery of STC's Investments LRP operational and financial performance forecasts. Prior to this role, Naser was Director of Strategic Planning Review of Local and International Investments where he was required to analyse and overcome complex business challenges and make high-stakes decisions in fast-paced environments.

Previously, Naser was Director of International Operation Performance, where he was required to advise board members on key business initiatives and important changes.

Directorships in other public companies or listed companies

Maxis Communications Berhad

Lim Ghee Keong

Lim Ghee Keong


Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Malaysian        Age: 50

Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 08 May 2014

Audit Committee (Member), Remuneration Committee (Member), Business & IT Transformation Committee (Alternate Member to Dr. Kaizad B. Heerjee)


Qualification

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Finance, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.

Working Experience/Occupation

He has more than 25 years of experience in finance, treasury and credit management. Prior to joining the Usaha Tegas Sdn. Bhd. ("UTSB") Group in 1995, he was attached to General Electric Capital Corporation in the USA and Ban Hin Lee Bank in Malaysia.

He is a Director and Chief Operating Officer of UTSB and serves on the boards of several other companies in which UTSB Group has interests, such as Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (listed on Bursa Malaysia) and Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a bond pricing agency registered with the Securities Commission Malaysia. He is also a Director of Paxys Inc. (listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange) and Yu Cai Foundation.

Directorships in other public companies or listed companies

Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad and Yu Cai Foundation.

Alvin Michael Hew Thai Kheam

Alvin Michael Hew Thai Kheam


Independent Director
Nationality: Malaysian        Age: 54

Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 30 August 2012

Business & IT Transformation Committee (Chairman),
Nomination Committee (Member)


Qualification

He holds undergraduate degrees from Queen's University, Canada and an MBA from INSEAD France. He is certified with the Canadian Securities Institute and has attended executive programmes at IMD, Stanford, USC and UCSF.

Working Experience/Occupation

He is presently the Group Managing Director of Southgate Ventures, a PE-owned education platform company with eight international schools in Indonesia.

His 30 years of corporate experience covers private equity at The Abraaj Group; financial advisory and private equity at H2O Capital; commercial banking at TD Bank; investment banking at Lancaster Financial; business development and marketing at P&G in Switzerland, Vietnam, Southeast Asia and Australia; and top management and regional board experience at L'Oreal where he was the President of its companies in Malaysia and Taiwan. He served on the boards of the European Chamber of Commerce in Taipei from 2006-2009 and Taipei American School from 2011-2014.

In 2004, he was conferred the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre Nationale du Merite by French President, Jacques Chirac, in recognition of his business achievements.

Directorships in other public companies or listed companies

Petronas Dagangan Berhad

Dr Kaizad B. Heerjee

Dr Kaizad B. Heerjee


Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Singaporean        Age: 54

Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 15 November 2016

Business & IT Transformation Committee (Member)


Qualification

Dr. Heerjee has a Doctorate degree in Computer Science from the Dundee Institute of Technology (now Abertay University, UK) and a Master's Degree in Information Technology from the University of Nottingham, UK. He has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Mathematics from the University of Delhi, India. He also has several publications to his name.

Working Experience/Occupation

Dr. Heerjee is the Chief Executive Officer of Aircel Limited, an Indian mobile operator. Prior to joining Aircel, Dr. Heerjee was the CEO of U Mobile Sdn. Bhd.

Dr. Heerjee has more than 20 years of international senior management and leadership experience in the private and public ICT sectors across Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Europe and Malaysia. He was also the Assistant Chief Executive of the Infocomm Development Authority ("IDA") of Singapore and the Chairman of Conexus Mobile Alliance. Dr. Heerjee also spent over 10 years with Compaq Computers and Digital Equipment Corporation in several senior management, sales and marketing, and technical positions worldwide.

Directorships in other public companies or listed companies

Nil