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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid

72 2018 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jamaludin bin Ibrahim

60 2008 Group Chief Executive Officer, President, Managing Director, Executive Director

Vivek Sood

54 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Darke Mohamed Sani

62 2011 Group Chief Human Resource Officer

Hans Wijayasuriya

49 2017 Corporate Executive Vice President and Regional Chief Executive Officer - South Asia Region

Amandeep Singh

47 2012 Group Chief Technology Officer

Anthony Rodrigo

50 2017 Group Chief Information Officer

Gim Boon Tan

45 2004 Group General Counsel and Risk Officer

Wai Yip Yap

61 2017 Group Financial Controller

Dominic Arena

41 2017 Group Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Badrunnisa Mohd Yasin Khan

58 2011 Group Chief Talent Officer

Mohamad Idham Nawawi

50 2013 Group Chief Corporate Officer

Nazifah Nik Ahmad

47 2015 Group Chief Internal Auditor

Annis Sheikh Mohamed

46 2015 Chief Corporate Development Officer

Suryani Hussein

52 2008 Group Company Secretary

Azmil Zahruddin bin Raja Abdul Aziz

48 2018 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Muhamad Chatib Basri

54 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Mohd Izzaddin bin Idris

56 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Dean

60 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Gaik Bee Khoo

61 2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Nai Pek Lau

65 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Poh Lin Lim

41 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ramlah Nik Mahmood

62 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Clare Chin

2014 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid

Tan Sri Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid has been re-designated as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Axiata Group Bhd. He has made his career as a diplomat since 1971 and became the Ambassador of Malaysia to USA in March 1999. Prior to his appointment to Washington, D.C., he served as Deputy Secretary- General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Over the years, his overseas appointments have included postings to Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand, UK, Zimbabwe and the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations in New York, USA. His last position before his retirement in September 2010 was as Ambassador-at-large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia to which he was appointed in 2006.

Jamaludin bin Ibrahim

Tan Sri Jamaludin bin Ibrahim is Group Chief Executive Officer, President, Managing Director and Executive Director of Axiata Group Bhd, since March 3, 2008. He is Managing Director/President & Group Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Group Berhad, which he joined in March 2008. He has worked for about 36 years in the ICT industry – 16 years in IT and 20 years in telecommunications. Jamaludin started his career as a lecturer in Quantitative Methods at California State University, USA in 1980. He then spent 12 years in IBM (1981-1993), the first five years as Systems Engineer and then in various positions in Sales, Marketing and Management. In 1993, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Digital Equipment Malaysia (the Malaysian branch of Digital Equipment, then the second largest IT company worldwide). Four years later, in 1997, Jamaludin joined Maxis Communications Berhad, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1998. In 2006, he was re-designated Group Chief Executive Officer. He retired from Maxis in 2007. In 2008, he joined Axiata as the Managing Director/President & Group Chief Executive Officer.

Vivek Sood

Mr. Vivek Sood is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was most recently the Executive Vice President and Group Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor Group Inc. Prior to this he has held positions as CFO and subsequently CEO of Telenor India, CEO of Grameenphone (Bangladesh) and COO and CFO of Tata AIA Life Insurance.

Darke Mohamed Sani

Mr. Darke Mohamed Sani is Group Chief Human Resources Officer of Axiata Group Bhd. He has had over 30 years experience both in Malaysia and in the South Asia region, having held several senior positions in multinational companies and large local companies. These include Managing Director of South East Asia and India of Apple Inc, Managing Director (Singapore) of Digital Equipment Corporation (now part of Hewlett-Packard) and Managing Director of Enterprise Business of Maxis Communications at Malaysia. Prior to joining Axiata in 2011, he was a director of a leadership development and management consulting company.

Hans Wijayasuriya

Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya is Corporate Executive Vice President and Regional Chief Executive Officer - South Asia Region of the Company. In line with Axiata’s regional expansion in the South Asia region, Hans was appointed as Corporate Executive Vice President & Regional Chief Executve Officer, South Asia Operations in January 2016. Up to the end of 2016, Hans also functioned as the Group CEO of Dialog Axiata PLC ("Dialog"), Sri Lanka. He joined Dialog’s founding management team in 1994, and took on the role of CEO in 1997. From 2012 till 2014, Hans was also the founding CEO of Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd.

Amandeep Singh

Mr. Amandeep Singh is Group Chief Technology Officer of Axiata Group Bhd. He has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector encompassing mobile, fixed and long distance networks. During his professional career, he has held various portfolios to lead the technology function spanning across multiple countries in Asia and Africa. He brings hands on experience in strategising and managing state-of-the-art telecommunication networks including 2G/3G/4G LTE/IT and Systems. He has handled complex, multi-country and large scale technology transformations in the past. Amandeep also brings a rich wealth of experience in the towerco business. Prior to Axiata, his last assignment was with Bharti Airtel for more than nine years, working out of the company's offices in India and Africa.

Anthony Rodrigo

Mr. Anthony Rodrigo is Group Chief Information Officer of the Company. He has been with Axiata Group of companies since 2010 as the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Digital Services Officer of Dialog Axiata. Since his appointment as Group CIO, he still continues his role as CIO of Dialog. Prior to joining Dialog, Anthony was the Head of the North America Systems Integration Business for Nokia Siemens Networks. He holds several European and United States Patents in the area of Charging and Speech Recognition technology.

Gim Boon Tan

Mr. Tan Gim Boon is Group General Counsel and Risk Officer of the Company. He has close to 17 years’ experience in the banking industry with extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of financial advisory, structured finance, acquisition finance and project finance. He started his career at Citibank Berhad and later joined Macquarie Malaysia and RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Bhd. His last position before joining Axiata was Chief Officer & Head of Investment Banking in Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad (KFHMB).

Wai Yip Yap

Mr. Yap Wai Yip is Group Financial Controller of the Company. He has over 36 years of working experience, of which more than 24 years were in the IT industry and 10 years in telecommunications. His previous roles within Axiata Group includes Chief Financial Officer of Robi Axiata Limited from 2014 to 2016, Chief Financial Officer of Dialog in 2010, Acting Chief Financial Officer of Axiata from November 2010 to May 2011 and from January 2017 to April 2017. He was Group Financial Controller of Axiata, a position he held since October 2008. While in IT industry, he was the Controller of IBM Asia Pacific Accounting Center which provide accounting shared services covering the countries within Asia Pacific region of ASEAN, South Asia, Greter China, Japan, Korea and Australia/New Zealand. He was the recipient of several awards from accounting professional bodies and an IBM patent of an IT application.

Dominic Arena

Mr. Dominic Paul Arena is Group Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer of the Company. He has over 23 years experience in the telecoms, media and technology sectors having held executive roles with global telecom operators including Vodafone, Orange and British Telecom as well as for leading strategic advisory firms. Prior to joining Axiata, Dominic was the Group Managing Director of AEC Advisory, a regional strategic and corporate advisory firm headquartered in Singapore. Preceding this, he has held several senior corporate advisory roles as a global equity Partner of Value Partners Management Consulting, as Regional Director APAC for BT Global Services consulting group, as a Director of KPMG Australia and a Director with KPMG Consulting in SE Asia in charge of Telecom & Media advisory.

Badrunnisa Mohd Yasin Khan

Datin Sri Badrunnisa Mohd Yasin Khan is Chief Talent Officer of Axiata Group Bhd. She has had over 30 years of working experience. Her career has predominantly been with Shell in Malaysia with the first half focusing on IT software application and the second half in Human Resources, where her last stint was in a global position reporting to Shell Group HR. Before Axiata, she was with Telekom Malaysia Berhad where she was General Manager, Leadership & Talent Management, Group HR. She was also the Head of Group Human Resources in Axiata before the function was split to allow her to focus on Talent Management across the Group.

Mohamad Idham Nawawi

Mr. Mohamad Idham Nawawi is Group Chief Corporate Officer of the Company. He has over 20 years experience in telecommunications and IT industry in the region. Prior to his role in Axiata, Idham served as Chief Operating Officer of Packet One Networks in Malaysia, Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs for Axis Communications in Indonesia and in various senior management positions for Maxis in Malaysia. He started his career as an engineer for Carl Zeiss in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, before venturing into ICT with IBM.

Nazifah Nik Ahmad

Nik Nazifah Nik Ahmad is Group Chief Internal Auditor of Axiata Group Berhad. Prior to Axiata, she held the position of Corporate Controller at Celcom Axiata Berhad ("Celcom") where she had been the project sponsor for GST and Business Continuity Plan implementations. Before joining Celcom, Nik Nazifah was with Shell Malaysia for over 15 years, including a three year assignment at Shell Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. Her earlier years were spent in external audit where she gained exposure to a variety of industries, ranging from Financial Institutions to Government linked companies.

Annis Sheikh Mohamed

Mr. Annis Sheikh Mohamed is Chief Corporate Development Officer of the Company. He has close to 17 years’ experience in the banking industry with extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of financial advisory, structured finance, acquisition finance and project finance. He started his career at Citibank Berhad and later joined Macquarie Malaysia and RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Bhd. His last position before joining Axiata was Chief Officer & Head of Investment Banking in Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad (KFHMB).

Suryani Hussein

Ms. Suryani Hussein is Group Company Secretary of the Company. Suryani, a qualified Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and licenced Company Secretary, spent the early years of her career in legal practice. She subsequently joined the corporate sector doing both legal and company secretarial work and was appointed Head of Legal and Secretarial, Celcom in 2002. Suryani joined Axiata upon its listing in 2008 and until June 2011 retained her leadership role as Head of Legal in Celcom.

Azmil Zahruddin bin Raja Abdul Aziz

Tengku Dato' Sri Azmil Zahruddin bin Raja Abdul Aziz serves as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He joined Khazanah as an Executive Director of Investments in October 2011. His main role is overseeing new investments and divestments in sectors within his portfolio. Prior to joining Khazanah, he was the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines Berhad. He joined Malaysia Airlines Berhad as Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer in August 2005 after having served as a Non-Executive Board Director since August 2004. Before that, he was the Chief Financial Officer and then Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad. He was also with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their London and Hong Kong offices where he was in the Audit and Business Advisory Services division, specialising in financial services.

Muhamad Chatib Basri

Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri is Independent Non-Executive Director of Axiata Group Berhad, since February 25, 2015. He was the Indonesia’s former Minister of Finance from May 2013 to October 2014. Previously, he was the Chairman of Investment Coordinating Board of Indonesia from June 2012 to October 2013. Prior to that, from 2010 to 2012, he served as the Vice Chairman of the National Economic Committee of the President of Indonesia. He is currently the Chairman of Indonesia Infrastructure Finance, a private national company providing infrastructure financing and advisory services, and also Chairman of the Advisory Board of Mandiri Institute. Dr Muhamad Chatib was a member of the Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). From 2010 to 2012, he was a member of the High Level Trade Experts Group, co-chaired by Jagdish Bhagwati and Peter Sutherland. In 2010, he co-founded CReco Research Institute, a Jakarta based economic consulting firm. Dr Muhamad Chatib has from 1995 until present lectures at the Department of Economics, University Indonesia. He has acted as a consultant for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the USAID, AUSAID, OECD and UNCTAD. He is the author of a number of papers in international academic journals and actively writes for various leading newspapers and magazines in Indonesia.

Mohd Izzaddin bin Idris

Dato' Mohd Izzaddin bin Idris is Non-Executive Independent Director at the Company. He had previously been Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Axiata Group Berhad since November 24, 2016. Dato' Izzaddin was the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Group Berhad, a position he held from July 2009 until his departure in October 2018. Before assuming his role in UEM Group Berhad, he was the Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President (Group Finance) of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, a position he held from September 2004 to June 2009. Dato' Izzaddin has over 20 years of experience in the fields of investment banking and financial and general management having served in various senior positions at Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad and Southern Bank Berhad. He holds Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Major, First Class Honours) from University of New South Wales, Australia. He is Fellow of CPA Australia and Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

David Dean

Dr. David Robert Dean is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is an independent advisor to several start-ups and larger companies. He retired as Senior Partner from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) at the end of 2013 after 28 years, where he contributed significantly to the firm’s most innovative thinking in areas of Internet economy, cloud computing and personal data. He has executed projects in over 25 countries and served multinational clients in Europe, the US, Africa, India, China, South East Asia and Japan. For several years Dr Dean led BCG's Global Technology & Communications Practice, during which time he helped create a leading position in Asia. He has extensive experience in serving leading telecommunication, Internet and technology companies, in particular on strategic, corporate development and other top management issues. Dr Dean has also contributed to projects at The World Economic Forum, and participated in multiple World Economic Forum events. He is a member of the Forum’s Global Future Council on the Digital Economy and Society. He is an active writer with “TMT Value Creators Report” and “The Connected World” just two of his notable publications.

Gaik Bee Khoo

Mme. Khoo Gaik Bee has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. A progressive career spanning over 37 years has provided in-depth working experience in the whole spectrum of human resource management. The first 4 years was in the employment of the Housing and Development Board of Singapore. This was followed by a career as a human resource consultant in Arthur Young & Co. Subsequently she moved into the Group HR function of Sunway Berhad, a conglomerate with interests in construction, education and health. Her next stints were heading the human capital functions of ICI Paints (M) Sdn Bhd, Digital Equipment Malaysia before retiring as Executive Director/Human Resource Director of Guinness Anchor Berhad in 2006. Post retirement up to present, she engages in a part-time executive coaching & strategic leadership advisory role in ensuring top team alignment to the company's strategic business objectives. During her tenure, she was a member of the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Council and a panel member of the Malaysian Industrial Court. She was also a Member of the Accreditation Board of the Women Institute of Management (WIM) Professional Manager Certification Program.

Nai Pek Lau

Mr. Lau (David) Nai Pek is Independent Non-Executive Director at Axiata Group Bhd, since April 23, 2008. He has over 35 years professional experience in finance and leading financial organisations in various locations in Australia, Brunei, China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Netherlands and UK. David retired from Shell Malaysia in August 2011 after serving the Shell Group for about 30 years. His major assignments include the Finance Director for Shell Malaysia, Finance Director for Shell China, Global Controller for the Exploration & Production Division of Royal Dutch Shell, and Vice-President Finance for Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., the Netherlands.

Poh Lin Lim

Ramlah Nik Mahmood

Dato' Dr. Nik Ramlah Nik Mahmood serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She retired as Deputy Chief Executive of Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) in March 2016, having served the organisation for 23 years. She has extensive experience in policy and regulatory reform, capital market regulation, corporate governance and Islamic finance. Prior to joining the SC, Dr Nik Ramlah was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya. Dr Nik Ramlah is a member of the Board of Directors of Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia, the Securities Industry Development Corporation and Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad. She is a member of the Financial Services Professional Board and a member of the Professional Development Panel (Senate) of INCEIF, the global university for Islamic finance and an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University Teknologi MARA.

Clare Chin