Board Of Directors
Profile Updated as at 23 May 2019
Raja Tan Sri Dato' Seri Arshad Bin Raja Tun Uda
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 16 October 2009
Nomination Committee (Chairman), Audit & Risk 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 currently the Chairman of Binariang GSM Sdn. Bhd., Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, Icon Offshore Berhad, Yayasan Amir and Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor and a Director of Yayasan DayaDiri. He is also the Chancellor of University Selangor. He was formerly a Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad. He was also formerly Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia, Chairman of the Leadership Team of PwC Asia 7, 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.Directorship in other public or listed companies
Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, Icon Offshore Berhad, Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor, Yayasan DayaDiri and Yayasan Amir
Tan Sri Mokhzani Bin Mahathir
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 16 October 2009
Audit & Risk Committee (Chairman), Nomination Committee (Member), 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 components 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. Currently, 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.Directorship in other public or listed companies
Opcom Holdings Berhad and Royal Automotive Club of Malaysia
Robert Alan Nason
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 07 March 2016
Audit & Risk Committee (Member) and Business & IT Transformation Committee (Chairman)Qualification
He holds a Bachelor of Business (Honours) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of CPA Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.Working Experience/Occupation
Robert is currently a Non-Executive Director of Maxis. Robert was the Chief Executive Officer of Maxis since 1 April 2018 to 30 April 2019. Prior to that, he was a Non- Executive Director from 2 to 31 March 2018. Prior to that Robert was an Independent Director from 7 March 2016 to 1 March 2018 and Chairman of the Audit and Business & IT Transformation Committees from 20 April 2016 to 1 March 2018.
He retired from Telstra Corporation in September 2015 after five-and-a-half years leading a major transformation of its operations. His role at Telstra involved regular, active participation in 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 2017.
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, and North and South America.Directorship in other public or listed companies
Dato' Hamidah Naziadin
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 01 February 2014
Audit & Risk 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 31 years of experience in human resource (HR), of which the last 27 have been with CIMB Group. Prior to joining CIMB Group, she was with 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 has 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 initiatives in community development, sports and education 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 youth and graduates.Directorship in other public or listed companies
Alvin Michael Hew Thai Kheam
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 30 August 2012
Business & IT Transformation Committee (Member), 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 currently the Group Managing Director of Southgate Ventures, a private equity owned education platform company with eight international schools in Indonesia.
His 31 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 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.Directorship in other public or listed companies
Petronas Dagangan Berhad
Mohammed Abdullah K. Alharbi
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 29 May 2015
Audit & Risk Committee (Member)Qualification
He holds an 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
He is currently the General Manager 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'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, Aircel Limited, India, Cell C (Pty) Ltd. 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 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 STC's stake in VIVA Kuwait, divestment of PT Axis Telekom Indonesia and also increasing STC's stake in Intigral, an end-to-end solutions provider focused on delivering digital media content services to regional telecommunications 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 worked in senior positions at Al Salam Aircraft Company and Advance Electronics Company.Directorship in other public or listed companies
Maxis Communications Berhad
Mazen Ahmed M. AlJubeir
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 8 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 midsized growth companies in Saudi Arabia. His portfolio of 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.Directorship in other public or listed companies
Maxis Communications Berhad
Abdulaziz Abdullah M. Alghamdi
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 04 September 2018
Business & IT Transformation Committee (Member)Qualification
Abdulaziz 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 an executive with 14 years of progressive experience in the telecom industry. Throughout his career in Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the largest telecom company in the Middle East, Abdulaziz has shown consistent success in maximising corporate performance, driving growth, ensuring adherence to good governance, and enhancing value especially at the subsidiaries level in both local and international markets where STC is a significant player. He is the chairman of Etihad Sale, one of STC's local subsidiaries.
Abdulaziz joined STC in 2007 and is now General Manager of Investment Performance and Operations. In this capacity, he oversees the complex strategic choices and business plans of 12 subsidiaries of STC, both local and international entities. In addition, he is responsible for the delivery of STC's Investments Long Range Planning including strategic, operational and financial performance forecasts. Prior to this role, Abdulaziz was the Director of Subsidiaries Governance where he was the director required to manage the corporate governance of different subsidiaries.Directorship in other public or listed companies
Maxis Communications Berhad
Lim Ghee Keong
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 08 May 2014
Remuneration Committee (Member), Business & IT Transformation Committee (Member)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.Directorship in other public or listed companies
Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad and Yu Cai Foundation