Job Title: Managing Director President & Group CEO
About me: Jamaludin Ibrahim has worked for about 30 years in the ICT industry – 16 years in IT industry and 14 years in telecommunications industry. He is currently the 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.
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 the Group Chief Executive Officer to reflect Maxis’ international footprint. He retired from Maxis in July 2007 and continued to be non-executive Director until February 2008.
Before joining Maxis, he spent 16 years in the IT Industry. He was Managing Director/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 PT XL Axiata Tbk. (Indonesia), Dialog Axiata PLC (Sri Lanka) and M1 Limited (Singapore). Jamaludin is also 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 ‘Telecom CEO of the Year’ by Telecom Asia Awards 2010 and Frost & Sullivan 2010 Asia Pacific ICT Award.