Management Team

Gokhan Ogut

Gokhan Ogut

Chief Executive Officer
Acting Chief Marketing Officer

Nationality: Turkish

Age: 49

Date of Appointment: 1 May 2019

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Gokhan joined Maxis in September 2018 as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). He first focused on strengthening the core operations of the business to deliver innovative products and services in an ever increasing competitive core mobile market. In May 2019, Gokhan moved into the CEO position, driving Maxis' new ambition to be Malaysia's Leading Converged Solutions Company.

Prior to Maxis, Gokhan ran his own consultancy firm based in Istanbul, Turkey; offering management and marketing consultancy services in Europe and the Middle East. Before that, he was with Vodafone Turkey from 2009 to 2016, 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 and 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.

Wayne Treeby

Wayne Treeby

Chief Financial & Strategy Officer

Nationality: Australian

Age: 64

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 is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Programme. He holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne as well as a Master's degree in Practicing Accounting from Monash University and Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) degree from Deakin 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.

Morten Bangsgaard

Morten Bangsgaard

Chief Technology & Information Officer

Nationality: Danish

Age: 50

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 brings over 24 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with 16 years in various network roles. In February 2014, he joined Maxis as the Chief Technology and 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 TDC, Morten held several roles at Ericsson Denmark, Sweden and UK.

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

Mariam Bevi Binti Batcha

Mariam Bevi Binti Batcha

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 56

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 also delivers a coordinated effort in managing stakeholder relations across the Regulatory, Government and Legal functions of the organisation.

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).

Paul Mcmanus

Paul Mcmanus

Chief Enterprise Business Officer

Nationality: Australian

Age: 54

Date of Appointment: 1 August 2018

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Paul is responsible for the Enterprise and Wholesale 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 of the 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 led a number of significant growth oriented transformation initiatives including founding Telstra's new and fast growing ICT and cloud services business serving corporate and government clients with exponential growth over 3 years to become a $1.3B division. 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: 58

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.

Natalia Navin

Natalia Navin

Chief Human Resource Officer

Nationality: Malaysian

Age: 40

Date of Appointment: 2 September 2019

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Natalia is responsible for the people agenda in Maxis.

Natalia joined Maxis in September 2019. She has played several integral HR leadership roles, including as Country HR Leader, Regional HR Leader and Global HR Business Partner where she led several HR transformation programs relating to global merger and divestiture deals. She also led successful labour relations negotiations across Asia Pacific and developed HR programs including talent and employee relations program.

Prior to joining Maxis, Natalia was the Asia Pacific HR Leader for Micro Focus, a UK-based technology company. She has worked with Zaid Ibrahim & Co (ZICO Law), United Nations, CIMB and Hewlett Packard (HP).

Natalia graduated from Staffordshire University in the UK with a Law Degree (LLB) and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Malaysia in 2004.

Rob Sewell

Rob Sewell

Chief Digital & Transformation Officer

Nationality: Australian

Age: 48

Date of Appointment: 1 May 2019

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Rob leads the Digital and Transformation team which drives key strategic initiatives for Maxis, champions Innovation and Agility across the business and guides the organisation in pursuit of Digital and Analytics ambitions.

Rob joined Maxis in August 2018 as the Head of Corporate Strategy and was appointed to the Chief Digital and Transformation Officer role in May 2019. He brings over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, with experience in ‘incumbent' as well as ‘challenger' operators and in leading strategy, delivery and operations across the full suite of IT and network technologies.

Before Maxis, Rob held the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Head of Network Planning in an Indian telecommunications company, driving major improvements in productivity. Prior to that, Rob was with Telstra Australia for 18 years, where he served as Director of Voice & Convergence and subsequently, Director of Architecture. His time in Telstra started in Research & Development before transitioning into delivery and then transformational engineering roles.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science, from the University of Western Australia.