Extracted from Annual Report 2015
Raja Tan Sri Dato' Seri Arshad Bin Raja Tun Uda, Malaysian, sixty-nine years of age, was appointed as Director of Maxis on 16 October 2009. 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.
He is presently a director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Yayasan DayaDiri and ACR Retakaful Berhad. Raja Arshad is the chairman of Binariang GSM Sdn. Bhd., ICON Offshore Berhad, Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor and Yayasan Amir. 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.
Tan Sri Mokhzani Bin Mahathir, Malaysian, fifty-five years of age, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Maxis on 16 October 2009. 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.
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 is currently the chairman of Sepang International Circuit Sdn. Bhd., which hosts the FIA Formula One World Championship. He also serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Opcom Holdings Berhad.
Dato' Hamidah Naziadin, Malaysian, fifty-two years of age, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Maxis on 1 February 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wolverhampton and a Certificate in Personnel Management, Malaysian Institute of Personnel Management.
She joined CIMB Securities, a stockbroking arm of Commerce International Merchant Banker Berhad, in February 1991 to set up its Personnel Unit. In August 2001, Dato' Hamidah was transferred to the parent bank, CIMB, to head and manage the Group functions for Human Resource and Administration and had developed those functions from support to strategic ones.
Today, Dato' Hamidah is the Group Chief People Officer of CIMB Group, one of ASEAN's leading universal banking groups and Malaysia's second largest financial services provider. She oversees the human resource function and plays a critical role integrating CIMB's resources due to the various mergers and acquisitions within Malaysia and across ASEAN and APAC region.
She continues to provide strategic direction and puts in place effective people strategies to drive the human capital agenda across the Group. A firm believer in talent management, she also oversees the Commerce Leadership Institute to ensure that the talent management strategy is focused on creating a high performing workforce.
Previously, Dato' Hamidah was also a Commissioner of CIMB Niaga, Indonesia and member of CIMB Niaga's Nomination and Remuneration Committee from 2010 to September 2014.
She has 28 years of experience in human resource, of which 23 years is with the CIMB Group. She has led her team to secure many HR-related awards for CIMB. Prior to joining CIMB, she was with Pacific Bank.
Robert Alan Nason, Australian, sixty-one years of age, was appointed as Independent Director of Maxis on 7 March 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Honours) - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of CPA Australia and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He retired from Telstra Corporation in September 2015 after 5 and a half years leading a major transformation of its operation. Telstra is the Australia's largest full service telco with a market capitalisation of over $74 billion, provides 16.4 million mobile services, 7.4 million fixed voice services, 3 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 also 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 is currently a Chairman and Director of Foxtel Pty Ltd (joint venture between Telstra and, News Ltd). 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.
Mohammed Abdullah K. Alharbi, Saudi, fourty-five years of age, was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Maxis on 29 May 2015. He holds a MS Certificate in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri, USA. He also holds a BS 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.
He is presently the General Manager of Mergers & Acquisitions ("M&A") of 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 programs, implementing greenfield operations, major acquisitions of STC which include but not limited to 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, increase of STC stake in VIVA Kuwait, divestment in PT Axis Telekom Indonesia and also the increase of stake in Intigral, an end-toend 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 with Al Salam Aircraft Company and Advance Electronics Company in senior posts.
Mazen AlJubeir, Saudi, forty years of age, was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Maxis on 8 September 2016. Mazen earned his M.B.A. with highest distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was designated a George F. Baker Scholar. He earned his A.B. with honors in economics from Harvard College, where he received the John Harvard and Harvard College Scholarships for academic distinction.
He is a private investor based in Riyadh, focused on investing in and actively supporting the development of midsized 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 of the Boards of Directors of several leading regional organizations. Mazen also serves on the Boards of Directors of the 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 organization, often in the context of major transformations and turnarounds.
Naser Abdulaziz A. AlRashed, Saudi, fourty-two years of age, was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Maxis on 8 September 2016. He received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), one of the leading universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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 maximizing 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 is overseeing the complex strategic choices and business plans of 12 subsidiaries of STC, both domestic and international entities. Moreover, he is responsible for the delivery of STCs 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 analyze and overcome complex business challenges and make high-stakes decisions within 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.
Lim Ghee Keong, Malaysian, fourty-eight years of age, was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Maxis on 8 May 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Finance, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.
He has over than 20 years of experience in 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 currently the 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 Securities) in which he is an alternate director, Tanjong Public Limited Company 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.
Alvin Michael Hew Thai Kheam, Malaysian, fifty-two years of age, was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Maxis on 30 August 2012. 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.
He is the Managing Director of The Abraaj Group - a Dubai-headquartered private equity firm - in charge of Abraaj's Performance Acceleration Group covering Asia - Pacific, based in Singapore.
His 28 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.
Dr Kaizad B. Heerjee, Singaporean, fifty-two years of age, was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Maxis on 15 November 2016. 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 (Honors) degree in Mathematics from the University Delhi, India. He also has several publications to his name.
Dr. Heerjee is the Chief Executive Officer of Aircel, one of India's leading mobile operators. During his four years at Aircel, Dr. Heerjee has led the market share growth and the financial turnaround of the company. 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
Morten Lundal, Norwegian, fifty-one years of age, was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Maxis on 1 October 2013. He holds a Master of Business Administration from IMD Lausanne and a Master of Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Management, BI.
He joined Maxis as Chief Executive Officer on 1 October 2013, bringing with him more than 16 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Morten is also a Director of Maxis Berhad and its operational subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Maxis, Morten was Group Chief Commercial Officer of Vodafone Group Plc, a member of the Executive Committee responsible for commercial activities at the group level. Prior to assuming that position in 2010, he was regional chief executive officer responsible for eight operating companies in Central Europe and Africa. He joined Vodafone in 2008.
Prior to Vodafone, he was chief executive officer of DiGi.Com Berhad Group. Morten joined Nordic mobile operator Telenor in 1997 and has held several chief executive officer positions including for the Internet Division and Telenor Business Solutions as well as the position of executive vice president for Corporate Strategy.