Dialog Axiata PLC – Corporate Disclosure


[PQ 38]       


Non-Executive/ Non-Independent Director       


Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim joined Axiata Group Berhad, Malaysia on March 2008 as the President and Group Chief Executive Officer. He is also a board member of Axiata Group.

Prior to that, Jamaludin Ibrahim was with Maxis Communications Berhad, Malaysia which he joined in 1997 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1998. In 2006, he was redesignated the Group Chief Executive Officer to reflect Maxis’ international footprint. He retired from Maxis in July 2007.

Before joining Maxis, he spent 16 years in the IT Industry. He was Managing Director/CEO of Digital Equipment Malaysia (a Malaysian branch of Digital Equipment, then the second largest IT Company worldwide) from 1993 to 1997. Jamaludin also spent 12 years in IBM (1981-93), the first five years 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, United States in 1980.

Jamaludin graduated from California State University in 1978 with a B.Sc. in Business Administration and minor in Mathematics. He obtained his MBA from Portland State University, Oregon in 1980.

Jamaludin is the Chairman of Celcom Axiata Berhad, the second largest mobile company in Malaysia, and sits on the board of PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL) Indonesia, M1 Limited (M1) Singapore, as well as one local university and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC). Jamaludin is also a board member of the GSMA (the global World GSM Association).

Jamaludin earned the accolade of Malaysia’s ‘CEO of the Year’ 2000 by American Express & Business Times and was inducted into the Hall of Fame for ‘Services to the Mobile Telecommunications Industry’ by Asian Mobile News in 2004. He was also named Asian Mobile Operator CEO of the Year by Asian Mobile News Awards 2007 and more recently Frost & Sullivan’s 2010 Asia Pacific ICT Award for CEO of the Year 2010.

Donald Rae is the Senior Vice President, Group Business Development & Regional Operation of Axiata Group Berhad. Prior to joining Axiata in February 2010, Donald worked as an independent consultant for the Group focused on reviewing and improving operations in Dialog.

He started his career with Deloitte & Touche Management Consulting from 1987 to 1998, working in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, and was made a Partner in the firm in1994.

In 1999, he joined Smart Communications in the Philippines as their Chief Operations Advisor and directed the overall operations of the company as it grew from a GSM startup in 1999 to a highly profitable 33 million subscriber business by 2007. In Smart, Donald pioneered M-Commerce and many other innovative value added services and IT systems. In 2003, concurrently in his role with Smart, Donald also took on the role of assisting the CEO of PLDT in the Philippines in development of their fixed line business and creation of converged infrastructure and services with Smart which is a 100% subsidiary of PLDT.

In 2007, Donald ventured into India where he was the CEO of the Essar Telecom Business Group and was involved on behalf of shareholders in overseeing the development of Vodafone Essar business as well as development of other telecom businesses for the Essar Group including mobile phones retailing, telecom towers and the license acquisition and start up for a new mobile business in Kenya.

Donald graduated with a Bachelor Commerce from University of Guelph (1983), Ontario Canada and an MBA from University of Western Ontario, Canada (1987).