Management Team

Gokhan Ogut

Gokhan Ogut

Chief Executive Officer
Acting Chief Marketing Officer

Nationality: Turkish

Age: 48

Date of Appointment: 1 May 2019

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Gokhan 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 the Middle East out of Istanbul, Turkey. From 2009 to 2016, he was with Vodafone Turkey, where he held senior roles - his first position as Chief Marketing Officer, rising to become the Chief Consumer Business Officer in 2011 and eventually 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.

Paul Mcmanus

Paul Mcmanus

Chief Enterprise Business Officer

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 a Managing Director, Journey to Cloud Business with Accenture Australia and New Zealand, building the cloud migration, management and advisory services business in ANZ.

Prior to Accenture, Paul spent eight years at Telstra where he drove a number of major growth oriented transformations, including founding Telstra's fastest growing division delivering ICT and cloud services to corporate and government clients. Earlier experiences include executive and country leadership roles within global multinational companies such as EDS, PeopleSoft, Sun Microsystems, Siemens and Philips.

Paul holds a Higher National Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of West Scotland.

Tan Lay Han

Tan Lay Han

Chief Sales & Service Officer

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 57

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 the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Master's in Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management.

Morten Bangsgaard

Morten Bangsgaard

Chief Technology & Information Officer

Nationality: Danish

Age: 49

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.

Wayne Treeby

Wayne Treeby

Chief Finance & Strategy Officer

Nationality: Australian

Age: 63

Date of Appointment: 1 May 2018

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Wayne's career covers over 30 years of increasingly senior roles in telecommunications, technology, media, professional services and investment banking. He has vast 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 included global scale strategic, commercial and leading roles particularly in Telstra's Initial Public Offering and secondary market offering valued at over A$30 billion. Wayne has also played key roles in driving major transformation programmes at Telstra.

Before joining Maxis, Wayne held a number of senior finance roles including Chief Operating Officer and 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 the University of Melbourne 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 is also a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Programme.

Tricia Lim Chiew Shia

Tricia Lim Chiew Shia

Acting Chief Human Resource Officer

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 43

Date of Appointment: 1 February 2019

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Tricia Lim joined Maxis in June 2014 as Head of Performance and Rewards, bringing over 15 years of experience as a Rewards professional with vast experience in developing and implementing reward strategies, policies and directives. Most recently Tricia was appointed as Acting Head of People and Organisation.

She started her HR career as a Consultant with Hewitt Associates. During her tenure in Hewitt, she worked on a broad range of projects in Malaysia and Thailand, in the areas of compensation and benefits design, performance management system, talent management and M&A HR due diligence.

Tricia gained her HR practitioner experience primarily in the telecommunication industry. She spent 6 years in Digi as the Head of Rewards to develop and implement rewards programmes to support the company needs. Subsequently, she joined Ericsson as the Head of Total Rewards for Southeast Asia and Oceania region. She was instrumental in driving the global rewards strategy and international mobility function for the companies in the region.

Tricia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Finance, from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Rob Sewell

Rob Sewell

Chief Digital & Transformation Officer

Nationality: Australian

Age: 47

Date of Appointment: 1 May 2019

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Rob was appointed Head of Corporate Strategy responsible for managing the process of formulation and subsequently the implementation and monitoring of the company's long range business plans. He brings over 24 years of experience across the full suite of IT and network technologies in the telecommunications industry.

Prior to Maxis Rob worked as a CIO and Head of Network Planning in the Indian mobile industry. His earlier career was with Telstra Australia, starting in Research and progressing through increasingly senior roles concluding as Director of Voice & Convergence and then Director of Architecture.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Science, majoring in Electronic Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, and Computer Science from the University of Western Australia.

Mariam Bevi Binti Batcha

Mariam Bevi Binti Batcha

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 55

Date of Appointment: 1 May 2019

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Mariam is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of corporate communications activities, providing strategic Public Relations counsel to the management team, formulating communication strategies, policies and procedures, as well as developing and driving internal communications, employee volunteerism and sustainable corporate responsibility activities.

She has over 25 years of experience and prior to joining Maxis in September 2010, she served as Vice President, Group Corporate Communications in Telekom Malaysia Berhad. Prior to that, she served as Head of Group Corporate Communications and Investor Relations in Amanah Capital Partners Berhad, and later as the General Manager of Group Corporate Communications in United Engineers (Malaysia) Berhad/UEM World Berhad.

Mariam holds a Bachelor of Business in Business Administration degree with Distinction from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and a Diploma in Public Relations from the Institute of Public Relations Malaysia (IPRM).