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Board of Directors

Datuk Azzat Kamaludin
Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman, Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee

A lawyer by profession and a partner of the law firm of Azzat and Izzat. Admitted as advocate and solicitor of High Court of Malaya in 1979 after having served as an administrative and diplomatic officer with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia from 1970 to 1979 in various capacities. A member of the Securities Commission between 1993 to 1999.


Suresh Sidhu
Chief Executive Officer

Appointed CEO of edotco in August 2014. Overseen the transformation that has produced one of the fastest growing tower companies in the world in terms of towers and tenancies, with growth from new build as well as M & A. Served as Chief Corporate and Operations Officer of Celcom and has held senior roles at Axiata and Dialog in Axiata Group. Previous work experience includes roles with Maxis and Boston Consulting Group.


Charles Campbell Green II
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member, Board Audit Committee and Related Party Transaction Committee

With experience as CFO and Global Head of Finance at Crown Castle International, one of the world’s largest independent tower operators and co-founded and held the Executive Chairman of Helios Towers Africa, Chuck has a vast knowledge and expertise in tower business. His last position was Chief Executive Officer and Director of Helios Towers Africa LLP before retiring in 2015.


Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah Nik Mahmood
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member, Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Retired as Deputy Chief Executive of Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) in March 2016, having served the organisation for 23 years. Extensive experience in policy and regulatory reform, capital market regulation, corporate governance and Islamic finance. Prior to joining the SC, she was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya.


Rossana Annizah Ahmad Rashid
Independent Non-Executive Director

Held leadership positions in telecommunications and banking sectors with various senior management positions in TIME dotCom Berhad, Maxis Berhad and RHB Bank Berhad, after beginning her career with Citibank Malaysia. With 30 years of experience, she has broad experience in business strategy, sustainable monetisation models, understanding customers and competition, as well as monetisation models focusing on revenue and cost management.


Thayaparan S Sangarapillai
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman, Board Audit Committee and Related Party Transaction Committee

Assurance Services division’s partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia from 1994 until retirement as Senior Partner in 2015. Over 30 years of experience in audit and advisory services in range of industries covering major public listed companies in the power, telecommunications, automotive, property development, plantation and manufacturing sectors and led assignments on financial due diligences, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.

 

Darke M Sani
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director (Nominee of Axiata Group Berhad)
Member, Board Nomination and Renumeration Committee

Currently, the Group Chief Human Resources, Axiata. Over 30 years’ experience both in Malaysia and in the South Asia region, having held senior positions in multinational companies and large local companies including Managing Director, South East Asia and India of Apple Inc, Managing Director (Singapore), Digital Equipment Corporation (now part of Hewlett-Packard) and Managing Director of Enterprise Business, Maxis Communications.

Annis Sheikh Mohamed
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director (Nominee of Axiata Group Berhad)
Member, Board Audit Committee, Board Nomination and Renumeration Committee and Related Party Transaction Committee

17 years’ experience in banking industry with extensive knowledge in financial advisory, structured finance, acquisition finance and project finance. Started his career at Citibank Berhad and later, Macquarie Malaysia and RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Bhd. Currently, the Chief Corporate Development Officer, Axiata after his last position as Chief Officer and Head of Investment Banking, Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad.

Osamu Itabashi
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director (Nominee of INCJ, Ltd.)
Member, Board Nomination and Renumeration Committee and Related Party Transaction Committee

Currently, Managing Director of INCJ, Ltd, a Japanese government-backed investment company where during his tenure as Director and Vice President from 2012 to 2017 has managed and led major equity deals. More than 10 years’ experience in global investments and investment advisory with senior positions held including former Vice President of Corporate Investment of Lone Star Funds / Hudson Japan K.K.

Kenneth Shen
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director (Nominee of Khazanah Nasional Berhad)
Member, Board Audit Committee
(Alternate Director: Ong King How – Director, Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad)

Investment professional with sovereign wealth group experience in direct investments (public, private, PIPEs; debt/equity/mezzanine) and funds. Extensive knowledge in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, international leadership, cultural sensitivity, change management and emerging markets and work experience in leading investment organisations and financial institutions such as Khazanah Nasional Berhad until 2018, Qatar Investment Authority, Salomon Brothers/Citigroup and Lehman Brothers.

Syed Hamadah Syed Othman
Independent Non-Executive Director (Nominee of KWAP)
(Alternate Director: Saifulbahri Hassan – Senior Vice President, Alternative Investment, KWAP)

Currently, CEO of KWAP, Malaysia’s largest public services pension fund. One of the country experts in the pension and social security space, he was part of the international consulting team appointed by National Economic Action Council on the masterplan for the pension, social security, and financing of healthcare system in Malaysia and sought after by pension schemes in the Middle East and South East Asia. Extensive knowledge in pension business and consulting issues including pension funding and accounting, mergers and acquisitions, scheme design and pension reform.

Board of Directors

Datuk Azzat Kamaludin
Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman, Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee

A lawyer by profession and a partner of the law firm of Azzat and Izzat. Admitted as advocate and solicitor of High Court of Malaya in 1979 after having served as an administrative and diplomatic officer with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia from 1970 to 1979 in various capacities. A member of the Securities Commission between 1993 to 1999.

Suresh Sidhu
Chief Executive Officer

Appointed CEO of edotco in August 2014. Overseen the transformation that has produced one of the fastest growing tower companies in the world in terms of towers and tenancies, with growth from new build as well as M & A. Served as Chief Corporate and Operations Officer of Celcom and has held senior roles at Axiata and Dialog in Axiata Group. Previous work experience includes roles with Maxis and Boston Consulting Group

Charles Campbell Green II
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member, Board Audit Committee and Related Party Transaction Committee

With experience as CFO and Global Head of Finance at Crown Castle International, one of the world’s largest independent tower operators and co-founded and held the Executive Chairman of Helios Towers Africa, Chuck has a vast knowledge and expertise in tower business. His last position was Chief Executive Officer and Director of Helios Towers Africa LLP before retiring in 2015.

Dato Dr. Nik Ramlah Nik Mahmood
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member, Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Retired as Deputy Chief Executive of Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) in March 2016, having served the organisation for 23 years. Extensive experience in policy and regulatory reform, capital market regulation, corporate governance and Islamic finance. Prior to joining the SC, she was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya.

Rossana Annizah Ahmad Rashid
Independent Non-Executive Director

Held leadership positions in telecommunications and banking sectors with various senior management positions in TIME dotCom Berhad, Maxis Berhad and RHB Bank Berhad, after beginning her career with Citibank Malaysia. With 30 years of experience, she has broad experience in business strategy, sustainable monetisation models, understanding customers and competition, as well as monetisation models focusing on revenue and cost management.

Thayaparan S Sangarapillai
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman, Board Audit Committee and Related Party Transaction Committee

Assurance Services division’s partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia from 1994 until retirement as Senior Partner in 2015. Over 30 years of experience in audit and advisory services in range of industries covering major public listed companies in the power, telecommunications, automotive, property development, plantation and manufacturing sectors and led assignments on financial due diligences, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.

Darke M Sani
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director (Nominee of Axiata Group Berhad)
Member, Board Nomination and Renumeration Committee

Currently, the Group Chief Human Resources, Axiata. Over 30 years’ experience both in Malaysia and in the South Asia region, having held senior positions in multinational companies and large local companies including Managing Director, South East Asia and India of Apple Inc, Managing Director (Singapore), Digital Equipment Corporation (now part of Hewlett-Packard) and Managing Director of Enterprise Business, Maxis Communications.

Annis Sheikh Mohamed
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director (Nominee of Axiata Group Berhad)
Member, Board Audit Committee, Board Nomination and Renumeration Committee and Related Party Transaction Committee

17 years’ experience in banking industry with extensive knowledge in financial advisory, structured finance, acquisition finance and project finance. Started his career at Citibank Berhad and later, Macquarie Malaysia and RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Bhd. Currently, the Chief Corporate Development Officer, Axiata after his last position as Chief Officer and Head of Investment Banking, Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad.

Osamu Itabashi
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director (Nominee of INCJ, Ltd.)
Member, Board Nomination and Renumeration Committee and Related Party Transaction Committee

Currently, Managing Director of INCJ, Ltd, a Japanese government-backed investment company where during his tenure as Director and Vice President from 2012 to 2017 has managed and led major equity deals. More than 10 years’ experience in global investments and investment advisory with senior positions held including former Vice President of Corporate Investment of Lone Star Funds / Hudson Japan K.K.

Kenneth Shen
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director (Nominee of Khazanah Nasional Berhad)
Member, Board Audit Committee
(Alternate Director: Ong King How – Director, Investments, Khazanah Nasional Berhad)

Investment professional with sovereign wealth group experience in direct investments (public, private, PIPEs; debt/equity/mezzanine) and funds. Extensive knowledge in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, international leadership, cultural sensitivity, change management and emerging markets and work experience in leading investment organisations and financial institutions such as Khazanah Nasional Berhad until 2018, Qatar Investment Authority, Salomon Brothers/Citigroup and Lehman Brothers.

Syed Hamadah Syed Othman
Independent Non-Executive Director (Nominee of KWAP)
(Alternate Director: Saifulbahri Hassan – Senior Vice President, Alternative Investment, KWAP)

Currently, CEO of KWAP, Malaysia’s largest public services pension fund. One of the country experts in the pension and social security space, he was part of the international consulting team appointed by National Economic Action Council on the masterplan for the pension, social security, and financing of healthcare system in Malaysia and sought after by pension schemes in the Middle East and South East Asia. Extensive knowledge in pension business and consulting issues including pension funding and accounting, mergers and acquisitions, scheme design and pension reform.