Board Of Directors

Profile Updated as at 20 May 2024

Tan Sri Mokhzani Bin Mahathir

Tan Sri Mokhzani Bin Mahathir

Chairman / Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Malaysian Age: 63
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 16 October 2009
Tenure as Director: 14 years

Board Committees Membership(s):

Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee (Chairman), and Share Issuance Committee (Chairman)

Qualifications

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

Mokhzani began his working career in 1987 as a Wellsite Operations Engineer with Sarawak Shell Berhad and resigned in 1989 to pursue business opportunities in Kuala Lumpur. Through 1990-2000, he was involved in the acquisition and restructuring of Tongkah Holdings Berhad and Pantai Holdings Berhad and their associated companies.

In 2001, he started Kencana Capital Sdn. Bhd., a family office, from which he invested in HL Engineering, a small oil and gas engineering company based in Lumut, Perak. The boom in this industry saw HL Engineering prosper and become Kencana Petroleum Berhad, one of Malaysia's leading oil and gas services company with an international footprint. Kencana Petroleum later merged with SapuraCrest Berhad to form SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad. He was also Executive Chairman of Opcom Berhad from 2008 until 2019.

With the Sime Darby Automotive Group, he holds the franchise for Porsche Automobiles in Malaysia. His non-business activities include management and promotion of motorsports activities. Having held the position of Director and Chairman of Sepang International Circuit Sdn. Bhd. until 2016, he is very much involved in Malaysia's motorsports scene, be it from grassroot activities right up to Formula One and MotoGP. He is currently the President of Motorsports Association of Malaysia, the FIA and FIM sanctioned regulatory body for all motorsports activities in Malaysia. He is still a keen sports car driver and enjoys competitive circuit driving. Besides motorsports, he is a regular cyclist and promotes healthy lifestyle activities via involvement in cycling club events.

Directorship in other public or listed companies

Yayasan Tun Dr Siti Hasmah

Dato' Hamidah Naziadin

Dato' Hamidah Naziadin

Independent Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Malaysian Age: 60
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 01 February 2014
Tenure as Director: 10 years

Board Committees Membership(s):

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

Qualifications

She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom and a Certificate in Personnel Management from the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (previously known as the Malaysian Institute of Personnel Management).

Working Experience/Occupation

Hamidah has more than 31 years of extensive strategic human resources (HR) and leadership experience in the financial services sectors across Malaysia and ASEAN.

She was formerly the Group Chief People Officer of the CIMB Group, a position she held up to October 2020. During her tenure with CIMB Group, she led people strategies to attract, develop and retain talent, cultivated an agile workforce to prepare for the future of work, and enhanced the end-to-end employee experience via technology innovation. Her key achievements included strategising the resource integration in successful mergers and acquisitions over the years, within Malaysia and across ASEAN and APAC regions, and implementing strategic HR programmes that had earned peer and industry recognition through numerous awards. She was also the CEO of CIMB Foundation from May 2016 to October 2020 and member of the Board of Commissioners, PT Bank CIMB Niaga, Indonesia, from 2010 to September 2014.

She is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sime Darby Property Berhad, MR D.I.Y. Group (M) Berhad and Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad. She also sits on the Board of Majlis Sukan Negara Malaysia and is a member of the Razak School of Government's Leadership Development Committee. She is passionate in developing talent, and is active in mentoring and coaching young talent and women.

Directorship in other public or listed companies

Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad, Sime Darby Property Berhad and MR D.I.Y. Group (M) Berhad

Uthaya Kumar A/L K Vivekananda

Uthaya Kumar A/L K Vivekananda

Independent Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Malaysian Age: 70
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 30 March 2022
Tenure as Director: 2 years

Board Committees Membership(s):

Audit and Risk Committee (Chairman), Nomination and Remuneration Committee (Member), and Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee (Member)

Qualifications

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a member of the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Working Experience/Occupation

Uthaya Kumar is currently an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committees of Bumi Armada Berhad and an Independent Director and a member of the Audit Committee and Senior Tender Board Committee of Sri Lanka Telecom Plc.

Previously, he was a senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers South East Asia Peninsula (PwC) and he was with PwC for 35 years. He has led and worked on some of the most challenging and complex assignments, both in Malaysia and globally, working with multinational and blue-chip national clients in audit, business advisory, mergers and acquisitions, valuations, privatisations, initial public offerings and cross-border transactions.

Directorship in other public or listed companies

Bumi Armada Berhad

Ooi Huey Tyng

Ooi Huey Tyng

Independent Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Singaporean Age: 57
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 30 March 2022
Tenure as Director: 2 years

Board Committees Membership(s):

Audit and Risk Committee (Member), Nomination and Remuneration Committee (Member), and Transformation Committee (Member)

Qualifications

She is a Certified Public Accountant in Singapore and the UK and holds a Masters of Science in Finance from Purdue University, USA. She is a Member of INSEAD alumni and attended the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Working Experience/Occupation

Ooi Huey Tyng has over 30 years of experience in senior positions at global banks, leading payments technology provider and fintech.

She is currently an independent director on multiple boards. She serves on AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Board where she is the Chair of Risk Management Committee and Member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee. She is also a Member of the Board of Governors of Raffles Institution (appointment approved by Ministry of Education, Singapore), an Independent Director of Nasdaq listed Bridgetown 3 SPAC (backed by Pacific Century Group) and a Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee of Food From The Heart.

In addition, she is a Governing Council Member and Chair of Nominating and Remuneration Committee Chapter of Singapore Institute of Directors and a Member of the Board and Finance Committee of Singapore Institute of Management.

Previously, she held multiple roles in GrabPay such as Managing Director for GrabPay Southeast Asia, Board Member of GrabPay Malaysia, Board Member of GrabPay Philippines, Board Member of GrabLink Philippines Inc, Board Member of GrabInsure Insurance Agency Philippines Inc and Advisor of Grab Financial Group. Before joining Grab, she was with Visa as Country Manager for Singapore, Brunei and Regional Client Management. Prior to that, she held senior leadership roles in UOB, DBS and Citibank.

Directorship in other public or listed companies

Nil

Ong Chu Jin Adrian

Ong Chu Jin Adrian

Independent Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Malaysian Age: 53
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 8 August 2023
Tenure as Director: 7 months

Board Committees Membership(s):

Audit and Risk Committee (Member) and Transformation Committee (Member)

Qualifications

He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Working Experience/Occupation

Adrian Ong has served as Chief Executive Officer of MR D.I.Y. Group (M) Berhad since 2019. He is a Non-Independent Executive Director of MR D.I.Y. Group, Malaysia, and Non-Executive Chairman of MR. D.I.Y. Holding (Thailand) Public Company Limited.

His experience includes over 30 years in investment banking, private equity, and public accounting across a range of industries. He was previously Senior Managing Director of Investment Banking at CIMB, Director and Head of Fund at CIMB-Standard (now CapAsia), and Managing Director at private equity firm, Creador. In these roles, his primary focus was advisory work for initial public offerings, debt and equity fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, as well as proprietary investments and divestitures across the Asia Pacific.

Prior to these appointments, he worked as an auditor for public accountants KPMG in Kuala Lumpur, and Kingston Smith in the UK.

Directorship in other public or listed companies

MR D.I.Y. Group (M) Berhad

Mazen Ahmed M. AlJubeir

Mazen Ahmed M. AlJubeir

Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Saudi Arabian Age: 47
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 8 September 2016
Tenure as Director: 7 years

Board Committees Membership(s):

Nomination and Remuneration Committee (Member)

Qualifications

He 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

Mazen is a Co-Founder and Co-Chief Investment Officer at Isometry Capital, a New York-based investment advisor managing funds focused on emerging markets. He is based in Riyadh and focused on private investments across a range of industries. Alongside his investment activities, he serves as an independent member on the boards of prominent public corporations, private companies and social enterprises.

Directorship in other public or listed companies

Maxis Communications Berhad

Mohammed Abdullah K. Alharbi

Mohammed Abdullah K. Alharbi

Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Saudi Arabian Age: 53
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 29 May 2015
Tenure as Director: 8 years

Board Committees Membership(s):

Audit and Risk Committee (Member)

Qualifications

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, Saudi Arabia.

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

Mohammed is currently the Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) at Saudi Telecom Company (STC), responsible for leading overall M&A activities with a focus on international expansion and strengthening STC's local position in the digital age through in-market consolidation. He has always been involved in STC key strategic decision-making on M&A opportunities and played an integral role in STC investment related activities. He also represented STC on various Boards in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, India, and South Africa.

He has led the process of identifying synergies and developing synergy realisation programmes, implementing greenfield operations and completed major acquisitions for STC (i.e. Telefonica, Oger Telecom, BGSM, Viva Kuwait, expansion of Tawal), disposals (i.e. Axis), greenfield operations (i.e. STC Bahrain and STC Kuwait) and early-stage investments (i.e. Careem investment then disposal to Uber, STC pay stake sale to Western Union, IoT2).

Prior to joining STC in 2003, he worked in senior positions at Al Salam Aircraft Company and Advance Electronics Company.

Directorship in other public or listed companies

Maxis Communications Berhad

Abdulaziz Abdullah M. Alghamdi

Abdulaziz Abdullah M. Alghamdi

Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Saudi Arabian Age: 41
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 4 September 2018
Tenure as Director: 5 years

Board Committees Membership(s):

Transformation Committee (Member) and Share Issuance Committee (Member)

Qualifications

He received his Master's degree (M.Sc.) in Human Resources Management from the University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom in 2012. This degree was preceded by a B.Sc. degree in Computer Information Systems from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, in 2006.

Working Experience/Occupation

Abdulaziz is the Vice-President, Portfolio Management in Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Group since 2022. He is an executive with more than 15 years of progressive experience in the telecom industry. Throughout his career in STC Group, one of the largest telecom companies in the Middle East, he has shown consistent success in maximising corporate performance, driving growth, ensuring adherence to good governance practices, and enhancing value, especially for the portfolio of companies and VC Funds in both local and international markets where STC Group is a significant player.

He has rich experience in strategic business interventions and transformation programmes in addition to building high-impact Project Management Office teams for start-ups and greenfield projects. He is a board member in a number of companies including STC Kuwait and Aqalat Ltd. Further, he has attended a number of courses conducted by global executive education institutes such as Harvard and INSEAD.

Directorship in other public or listed companies

Maxis Communications Berhad

Lim Ghee Keong

Lim Ghee Keong

Non-Executive Director
Nationality: Malaysian Age: 56
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 8 May 2014
Tenure as Director: 9 years

Board Committees Membership(s):

Nomination and Remuneration Committee (Member), Transformation Committee (Member), Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee (Member), and Share Issuance Committee (Member)

Qualifications

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

Working Experience/Occupation

Lim Ghee Keong has more than 30 years of experience in financial and general 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 companies in which UTSB Group has interests, such as Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad). He is also a Director of Paxys Inc. (listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange).

Directorship in other public or listed companies

Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad