Jamaludin Ibrahim
President and Group CEO
Axiata Group Berhad
Kuala Lumpur

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Jamaludin is President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Group Berhad, which he joined in March 2008. He is also a board member of Axiata Group. He has worked for about 31 years in the ICT industry - 16 years in IT industry and 15 years in telecommunications industry.

Prior to that, Jamaludin was with Maxis Communications Berhad, which he joined in 1997 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1998. In 2006, he was redesignated Group Chief Executive Officer. He retired from Maxis in 2007.

Before joining Maxis, he was Chief Executive Officer of Digital Equipment Malaysia (the Malaysian branch of Digital Equipment, then the second largest IT company worldwide) from 1993 to 1997. Jamaludin also spent 12 years in IBM (1981-1993), 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 also the Chairman of Celcom Axiata Berhad (Malaysia), and sits on the boards of XL Axiata (Indonesia), Dialog Axiata (Sri Lanka) and M1 (Singapore). He is also board member of FRF (Financial Reporting Foundation Malaysia) and the GSMA (the global World GSM Association).

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