Board Of Directors
Profile Updated as at 30 March 2022
Tan Sri Mokhzani Bin Mahathir
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 16 October 2009
Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee (Chairman), Share Issuance 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
Mokhzani has a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He 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 takeover and restructuring of Tongkah Holdings Berhad and Pantai Holdings Berhad (both listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) and their associated companies. These entities were involved in manufacturing in the electronics sector, stockbroking, healthcare and property development. These companies were sold after the 1998 Asian Financial Crisis as part of his persona divestment and restructuring exercise.
In 2001, he started Kencana Capital Sdn. Bhd., a family office, from which he invested in HL Engineering, a small Oil & 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 & 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, Malaysia's leading fibre optic cables manufacturing company, from 2008 until 2019. With the Sime Darby Automotive Group, he holds the franchise for Porsche Automobiles in Malaysia.
Mokhzani's non-business activities includes 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 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, Mokhzani 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
Raja Tan Sri Dato' Seri Arshad Bin Raja Tun Uda
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 16 October 2009
Nomination Committee (Member), Government and Regulatory Affairs 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 and a member of Council of Royal Court, 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
Robert Alan Nason
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 07 March 2016
Business & IT Transformation Committee (Chairman), Audit & Risk Committee (Member), Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee (Member)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 since 1 May 2019. He is also the Chairman of the Business & IT Transformation Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, and the Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee since 1 May 2019. Prior to the current position of Non-Executive Director, Robert was the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Maxis from 1 April 2018 to 30 April 2019. Prior to that, he was a Non- Executive Director from 2 to 31 March 2018. 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-anda- 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. Robert is presently an independent consultant and sits on the Advisory Board of AT Kearney.
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
Remuneration Committee (Chairman), Audit and Risk Committee (Member), Nomination Committee (Member)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
Dato' Hamidah Naziadin has more than 31 years of extensive strategic human resources (HR) and leadership experience in the financial services sectors across Malaysia and ASEAN.
Dato' Hamidah 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 Commissioner, PT Bank CIMB Niaga, Indonesia from 2010 to September 2014.
Dato' Hamidah is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maxis Berhad, Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad, Sime Darby Property Berhad and Mr D.I.Y Group (M) Berhad. She also sits on the Board of Majlis Sukan Negara Malaysia and is a member of Razak School of Government's Leadership Development Committee. Dato' Hamidah is active in mentoring and coaching young talent and women at various formal and informal settings.Directorship in other public or listed companies
Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad, Sime Darby Property Berhad and Mr D.I.Y Group (M) Berhad
Alvin Michael Hew Thai Kheam
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 30 August 2012
Audit and Risk Committee (Chairman), Nomination Committee (Member), Remuneration Committee (Member), Business & IT Transformation 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, INSEAD, 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 international schools in Indonesia, Myanmar, Korea and India.
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
Mazen Ahmed M. AlJubeir
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 8 September 2016
Nomination Committee (Chairman), Audit and Risk 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 SMEs and growth companies in Saudi Arabia and the United States. His portfolio of companies span a range of industries including technology, retail, education and wholesale distribution. Alongside his investment activities, Mazen serves as an independent member on the boards of prominent government organisations, public corporations, private companies and social enterprises.
Previously, Mazen was an Executive Vice President of Amwal AlKhaleej, a Middle Eastern private equity firm, and earlier in his career, 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
Uthaya Kumar A/L K Vivekananda
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 30 March 2022
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 Audit and Risk Management Committees of Bumi Armada Berhad and Independent Director and Member of Audit and 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
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 30 March 2022
She is a Certified Public Accountant in Singapore and 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 is currently an Independent Director and Member of Risk Management and Audit Committee of AIG Asia Pacific Board, an Independent Director of Pacific Century Group, Bridgetown 3 SPAC and Member of the Board of Governors, Raffles Institution (Appointment approved by Ministry of Education Singapore).
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
Mohammed Abdullah K. Alharbi
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 29 May 2015
Audit and Risk 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, 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 Head 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 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.
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 programs, 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, increasing STC stake in Intigral, an end-to-end solutions provider focused on delivering digital media content services to regional telecommunications operators in the Gulf, STC divestment from Careem (the ride hailing company) and sale of STC pay stake to western union.
He has always been an integral part of STC investment related activities. 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
Date of Appointment as Director of Maxis: 04 September 2018
Business & IT Transformation Committee (Member), Share Issuance 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 the General Manager of Investment Operations in Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Group since 2018. He is an executive with 15 years of progressive experience in the telecom industry. Throughout his career in STC Group, one of the largest telecom company in Middle East, Abdulaziz 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.
Abdulaziz has rich experience in Strategic Business interventions and transformation programs in addition to building high-impact PMO teams for start-ups and green field projects. He is a board member in a number of companies including STC Kuwait and STC Bahrain. Further, he has attended a number of courses with global executive education institutes such as Harvard and INSEAD.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), Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee (Member), Share Issuance 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 30 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 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