Maxis Management Team

Extracted from Annual Report 2017

Robert Alan Nason

Robert Alan Nason


Executive Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer

Nationality: Australian

Age: 63

Date of Appointment: 1 April 2018

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Robert was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Maxis effective 1 April 2018. With this appointment Robert also became an Executive Director of Maxis Berhad.

Robert joined Maxis' Board of Directors on 7th March 2016. Whilst on the Board he was the Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee and Business & IT Transformation (BIT) Committee. With this appointment he relinquished the committee chairmanships as well as membership of the Audit Committee, whilst retaining membership in the BIT Committee.

Robert 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 providing mobile, fixed voice, fixed broadband and PayTV services, with international operations in 15 countries.

His roles in Telstra involved 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.

Robert is 63 years old, and 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.

Gokhan Ogut

Gokhan Ogut


Chief Operating Officer

Nationality: Turkish

Age: 48

Date of Appointment: 1 September 2018

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Gokhan Ogut joined Maxis in September 2018 as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to build a strong focus on the core operations of offering the best products and services in an ever increasing competitive marketplace.

Prior to Maxis, Gokhan ran his own consultancy firm offering management and marketing consultancy services in Europe and Middle East out of Istanbul, Turkey. From 2009-2016, he was with Vodafone Turkey, where he held senior roles - his first position was as Chief Marketing Officer, rising to become the Chief Consumer Business Officer in 2011 and eventually as the Chief Executive Officer of the company between 2013 and 2016.

Before Vodafone, Gokhan was in senior marketing as well as general management roles with a number of large and well-known companies like Danone and Procter & Gamble, holding positions that had domestic as well as global responsibilities in Turkey, US and France.

Gokhan has an Industrial Engineering degree from the Bogazici University of Turkey, as well as an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is married with two daughters.

Wayne Treeby

Wayne Treeby


Chief Financial Officer

Nationality: Australian

Age: 62

Date of Appointment: 1 May 2018

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Wayne's career history covers over 30 years of increasingly senior roles in telecommunications, technology, media, professional services and investment banking. He has lots of experience in transforming complex businesses to improve their competitive position and to focus them on delivering outstanding customer service. His 20-year career at Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications company, included global scale strategic, commercial and leading roles particularly in Telstra's Initial Public Offering and secondary market offering valued at over A$30billion. Wayne has also played key roles in driving major transformation programmes at Telstra.

Before joining Maxis, Wayne was Chief Financial Officer of Latitude Financial Services. Before that, he was Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer of KPMG Australia, where he led the transformation of KPMG's business model in the country. He was also a key member of KPMG's Global & ASPAC Committees and its Global IT Steering Committee.

Wayne holds an MBA from Melbourne University as well as a Master's degree in Practicing Accounting from Monash University. He is a Fellow of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Australia, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Wayne has also attended a number of senior leadership development programmes at the Harvard Business School and other institutions.

Morten Bangsgaard

Morten Bangsgaard


Chief Technology Officer

Nationality: Danish

Age: 48

Date of Appointment: 3 February 2014

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Morten is responsible for the development and operations of the Maxis telecommunications and IT networks.

He joined Maxis in February 2014 and brings over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with 16 years in various network roles and five and a half years as Chief Information Officer.

Prior to joining Maxis, Morten was Senior Vice President for Network Planning and Build with TDC, Denmark, responsible for planning, designing and building mobile, fixed and coax networks. Prior to that, he held various roles in TDC, including Chief Information Officer, Head of Network Development and Strategy as well as Head of Market Support. Before joining TDC, Morten held several roles at Ericsson Denmark, Sweden and UK.

Morten holds a Master in Mathematics and Economics from Aarhus University, Denmark.

Dushyanthan Vaithiyanathan

Dushyanthan Vaithiyanathan


Head of Consumer Business

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 46

Date of Appointment: 10 June 2013

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Dushyan is responsible for the end-to-end management of all mobile and home business for the consumer segment.

He joined Maxis in January 2013, and was appointed as Head of Consumer Business on 10 June 2013. He brings with him over 20 years of regional experience in consumer marketing, business strategy and corporate finance, of which approximately 14 years were spent in the telecommunications industry.

Prior to joining Maxis, he was the Vice President for Business Development at Telenor ASA, Bangkok, responsible for developing regional operating models, planning and managing cross-border commercial initiatives and driving commercial business case developments in the region. Some of his senior assignments prior to Telenor include advisor to the Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Unitech Wireless, Tamil Nadu, as well as Head of Consumer Marketing and Head of Voice Products and Services for Digi Telecommunications Sdn. Bhd.

Dushyan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Law (combined honours) from University of Exeter, UK.

Paul Mcmanus

Paul Mcmanus


Head of Enterprise Business

Nationality: Australian

Age: 53

Date of Appointment: 1 August 2018

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Paul is responsible for the Enterprise segment, encompassing corporate, government, small and medium enterprise (SME), wholesale business and new business.

He joined Maxis in August 2018 as the Head of Enterprise and comes with over 30 years of experience building multinational business units across Australia and Asia Pacific, within the Telecommunications, IT Outsourcing, and Enterprise Software sectors. Prior to joining Maxis, Paul was the Managing Director, Journey to Cloud Business with Accenture Australia and New Zealand; building the cloud migration, management and advisory services business for Accenture.

Prior to Accenture, Paul spent 8 years at Telstra; Australia's Premier telecommunications and mobile network operator where he had various executive leadership roles.

Earlier in his career he had experience in senior level corporate management and consulting roles with EDS, PeopleSoft, Sun Microsystems and Siemens (all in Australia) and also in earlier technical roles with Philips Electronics in the UK as an engineer.

Paul also has many valuable experiences in countries across the Asia Pacific region, in particular he spent extensive time in Hong Kong and Indonesia.

Tan Lay Han

Tan Lay Han


Head of Sales and Service

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 56

Date of Appointment: 10 June 2013

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Lay Han leads a team focusing on Channel, Customer Service and Supply Chain Management.

Lay Han joined Maxis in October 1999 as Head of Sales and Distribution and was subsequently appointed as Head of Channel Distribution and Customer Service in February 2004, and later as Head of Consumer Marketing in September 2006. In September 2009, he was appointed Head of Planning and in mid-2010, he took charge of the Business Transformation portfolio. On 10 June 2013, he was appointed as Head of Sales & Service.

Prior to joining Maxis, he was General Manager at Tanjong Golden Village Sdn. Bhd. (now known as TGV Cinemas Sdn. Bhd.). He was also involved in various business development projects for Tanjong Plc. Including the establishment of the TGV business. He was previously with BP Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., where he held various marketing and operations positions during his nine years there.

Lay Han holds a Bachelor of Engineering from RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) and Masters in Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management.

Adzhar bin Ibrahim

Adzhar bin Ibrahim


Head of People and Organisation

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 60

Date of Appointment: 1 July 2014

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Adzhar joined Maxis in July 2014. He has 36 years of experience in human resources across various industries and sectors, in both local and multinational corporations ("MNC"). He is responsible for talent acquisition and management, performance and rewards, industrial relations and learning and development. His focus, after putting in place many systems, processes and policies to improve the working environment in Maxis, is to drive a great environment for career growth and personal development that will edge Maxis towards achieving its business ambitions.

Prior to Maxis, Adzhar was the Group Head of People for AirAsia. He was also the previous Head of HR Development for Digi Telecommunications Sdn. Bhd., Group Head of HR for Sime Darby Group and Head of HR for Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. Before that, Adzhar was the General Manager of Human Resources at Maxis during its early start-up stage. Before Maxis, Adzhar worked for two American MNCs in the semiconductor and healthcare sectors.

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