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Celcom Announces New Leadership Appointments

Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) announced, several key senior management appointments within the company. This is in line with the company’s strategy to strengthen the company’s growth in managing and accelerating the telco’s transformation into the most inspiring digital organisation.

Datuk Kamal Khalid will join Celcom as Chief Corporate and Transformation Officer on 1 February 2021. He will provide leadership to the various corporate functions including legal, regulatory, societal development, sustainability, enterprise data governance and program management. He brings with him over 25 years of experience and previously served as Group Managing Director for Media Prima Berhad until 31 March 2020.

In 2020, Celcom strengthened its management team with new appointments for its technology and commercial divisions. Afizulazha Abdullah was appointed as Celcom’s Chief Operating Officer (Technology) to provide overall leadership across the various technology functions. Allan Bonke was appointed as Celcom’s Chief Commercial Officer to lead all revenue generating units with focus on strengthening our value proposition and competitiveness in the market.

In addition, Pravind Menon was appointed as Head of Risk and Compliance on 4 January 2021. Pravind brings with him with over 20 years of experience in legal, ethics and compliance across various industries in Asia Pacific covering pharmaceutical, energy and fast-moving consumer goods industries.

Commenting on the key appointments, Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad said, “Today’s announcement reflects Celcom’s continuous determination to bring the best talent locally and internationally, driving towards becoming a high-performing digital company that focuses on building a sustainable revenue and market share growth, while keeping the needs of the people close to heart. Amid the challenges of the pandemic, our digitalisation and transformation journey for all aspects of the business adopts the best practices of governance and compliance, enhancing our cyber security systems and always protecting customers’ data,” Idham said.

(This content is surmised from a press release)