Axiata Group Berhad
Axiata Group Berhad is the emerging leader in Asian mobile telecommunications. The Group, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the region, has extensive operations and businesses in 10 countries in Asia. The Group currently has controlling interests in its mobile communications operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia as well as strategic stakes in India, Singapore, Iran, Pakistan and Thailand through its various subsidiaries and affiliates. The Axiata story has been a remarkable one – incorporated in Malaysia on 12 June 1992 as a private limited company under the name Telekom Malaysia International Sdn. Bhd., it commenced business in 1994 as a division within Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), focusing on expanding the Group's footprint primarily through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). On 12 December 2007, the Company was converted into a public company bearing the name TM International Berhad (TMI).
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|Dato'Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim |
Jamaludin was appointed as Managing Director/President and Group Chief Executive Officer on 24 March 2008. Prior to his appointment in Axiata, Jamaludin was with Maxis Communications Berhad (Maxis), which he joined in 1997 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in the same year, and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. In 2006, he was re-designated as the Group Chief Executive Officer to reflect Maxis' international footprint. He retired from Maxis in July 2007 but remained as a Board member until February 2008. Prior to joining Maxis, he spent 16 years in the IT industry. He was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Equipment Malaysia (then the second largest IT-company worldwide) from 1993 to 1997. Jamaludin also spent 12 years in IBM (1981-1993) as Systems Engineer and then in various positions in Sales, Marketing and Management. Prior to IBM, he was a lecturer in Quantitative Methods at California State University, USA in 1980.
Graduated from California State University, USA in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and minor in Mathematics. Obtained an MBA from Portland State University, Oregon, USA in 1980.
Member of the Board of Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd, GSM Association and Universiti Tun Abdul Razak. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame for 'Services to the Mobile Telecommunications Industry' by Asian Mobile News in 2004, and earned the accolade of Malaysia's 'CEO of the Year' 2000 by American Express and Business Times. He was also named Asian Mobile Operator CEO of the Year by Asian Mobile News Awards 2007. Most recently, he was voted Telecom CEO of the Year at the Telecom Asia Awards 2010. He was given the prestigious individual award for CEO of the Year: Service Provider award 2010 by Frost & Sullivan.