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Overview

TIME dotCom Berhad (TIME) is a data-centric, fixed-line telecommunications provider based in Malaysia, with a business reach across the Asia-Pacific region. TIME, whose track record dates back to 1996, was listed on Malaysia’s Main Market in 2001.

TIME’s credibility has been built by providing best-in-class backhaul and wholesale bandwidth to leading local, regional and global operators in Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region.

It also delivers 100% fibre optic-based telecommunications solutions, including private leased lines and dedicated Internet services to large corporations, government organisations and enterprises that demand state-of-the-art, always-on connectivity.

Building on its considerable experience serving enterprises and corporations, TIME’s strategic expansion into the consumer segment has seen it offering Malaysia’s first-ever 100% fibre-optic broadband service to a mainly urban, affluent clientele.

TIME’s high-speed, reliable and resilient services have spawned successful and innovative partnerships with some of the country’s biggest consumer names.

TIME's Malaysian business is anchored by its Cross Peninsular Cable System (CPCS™), a 6,000 kilometre-long advanced fibre optic network that traverses Malaysia, from Thailand to Singapore.

Designed as a fully meshed network, the CPCS™ is the most robust trans-border terrestrial system ever built. Following extensive upgrades in 2012, TIME is the only provider in Malaysia to have a next-generation, 100% IP|MPLS network.

TIME's regional network is operated by its subsidiary, Global Transit Group (GT). GT's content-rich network offers high-availability services to leading service providers and enterprises across the region.

GT’s global footprint includes Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the US. With links in international submarine cable systems such as UNITY and Asia Pacific Gateway (APG), GT is able to connect Asia to the rest of the world.

TIME’s business is further augmented by the AIMS Group of Companies. Strategically located in the Malaysian capital's central business district, AIMS is an award-winning, carrier-neutral data centre provider.

Home to all of Malaysia's telecommunications providers and another 200 service providers, AIMS is a premier choice for discerning customers. AIMS is also crucial in TIME’s push to offer enhanced services, which range from data recovery to cloud computing.

In 2012, TIME was accorded the prestigious Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certification, making it one of just 47 international firms to win recognition for the performance, interoperability and reliability of its network. TIME's compliance with global standards ensures a link-up to any telecommunications network in the world.

TIME's 100% fibre optic network, regional wholesale bandwidth nodes, stakes in international submarine cable systems, and carrier-neutral data centres mean TIME is able to deliver a comprehensive suite of telecommunications solutions to meet fast-growing and rapidly-changing demand for connectivity.

Board of Directors
     
 
Abdul Kadir Md Kassim
Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director & Chairman

Abdul Kadir Md Kassim, a Malaysian, aged 74, was appointed to the Board of TIME dotCom Berhad on 22 October 2001 and as Chairman on 15 January 2010.

Abdul Kadir holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore and is the Managing Partner of Messrs Kadir, Andri & Partners.

Abdul Kadir sits on the Boards of UEM Group Berhad and is Chairman of UEM Builders Berhad and, of Cement Industries of Malaysia Berhad.

Abdul Kadir serves as Chairman of Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia, is a member of the Investment Panel of Lembaga Tabung Haji and of the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Danajamin Nasional Berhad and Datuk Yaw Teck Seng Foundation. On 15 February 2012, he was appointed as trustee of The Renong Group Scholarship Trust Fund.


 
     
     
 
Elakumari Kantilal
Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director

Elakumari Kantilal, a Malaysian, aged 57, was appointed to the Board of TIME dotCom Berhad on 8 March 2001. She is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. She is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Tender Committee.

Elakumari currently holds the position of Director of Investments in Khazanah Nasional Berhad ("Khazanah"). She was actively involved in the establishment of Khazanah whilst in the Ministry of Finance. She has been in Khazanah since its inception in 1994, moving from the position of Senior Manager to Director in 2004. She started her career in the government sector in 1981 and held various positions within the sector namely in the Accountant General's Office, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Finance. She was involved in the monitoring and restructuring of companies, including debts of non-performing companies held by Ministry of Finance (Incorp).

She holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of East Anglia and a Bachelor of Accounting from University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Besides her executive education in IMD Switzerland, she has also attended the Harvard Premier Business Management Program. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

She also serves as a Director on the Boards of Faber Group Bhd and TIME Engineering Bhd.


 
     
     
 
Ronnie Kok Lai Huat
Senior Independent, Non-Executive Director

Ronnie Kok Lai Huat, a Malaysian, aged 59, was appointed to the Board of TIME dotCom Berhad on 31 January 2008. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Ronnie holds a Degree in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. Prior to joining the Board of TIME, Ronnie held the position of Global Head of Marketing at Sampoerna International from September 2004 to January 2007 and was Sampoerna Malaysia's Marketing Director from June 2002 to August 2004. Between 1996 and 2002, he served as the Vice President of Marketing & Sales at JT International Tobacco Sdn Bhd where he also held the position of Executive Director on the Board of the company. He also sits on the Board of Cement Industries of Malaysia Berhad.


 
     
     
 
Balasingham A. Namasiwayam
Independent, Non-Executive Director

Balasingham A. Namasiwayam, a Malaysian, aged 63, was appointed to the Board of TIME dotCom Berhad on 13 July 2009. He is the Chairman of the Tender Committee. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Balasingham holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from Portsmouth Polytechnic, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and is a Professional Engineer, Malaysia (P. Eng). He is also a Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, United Kingdom.

Balasingham has been involved in the telecommunications industry for more than 30 years. Prior to joining the Board of TIME, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Fiberail Sdn Bhd from September 2003 to June 2008. Balasingham began his career as an Assistant Controller of Telecoms with the then Jabatan Telekom Malaysia and served in various capacities until December 1986. He continued his career with Telekom Malaysia from 1987 to 2003. His last position with Telekom Malaysia was General Manager of Specialised Network Services.


 
     
     
 
Hong Kean Yong
Independent, Non-Executive Director

Hong Kean Yong, a Malaysian, aged 52, was appointed to the Board of TIME dotCom Berhad on 1 September 2012. He is a member of the Tender Committee.

Hong holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University Malaya. He began his career in Accenture Malaysia, where he held various senior positions from March 1987 to December 1994. He has also served in various senior capacities in MBf Group of Companies, Multimedia University, Avanade Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Motorola Multimedia Sdn Bhd prior to his last position as the Group Chief Information Officer in Hong Leong Financial Group from April 2008 to March 2011. Hong is currently the Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Technology Advisor at Taylors Education Group, a position held by him since April 2011.


 
     
     
 
Gan Te-Shen
Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director

Gan Te-Shen, a Malaysian, aged 37, was appointed to the Board of TIME dotCom Berhad on 14 June 2013.

He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Megawisra Investments Limited, Megawisra Sdn Bhd, Megawisra Property Management Sdn Bhd, Megawisra Advisory Sdn Bhd, Global Transit International Sdn Bhd, Pulau Kapas Ventures Sdn Bhd, Global Transit Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Next Online (M) Sdn Bhd and Banjaran Angsana Sdn Bhd.

He started his career in 1997 as an associate in the Corporate Finance and Restructuring Department of Messrs Arthur Anderson & Co where he was responsible for the operational rehabilitation of companies to recover non-performing loans, managing debtor and creditor relationships and management of portfolio company in human resource matters. In 2000, he joined AIMS Group as Manager, Business Development and was subsequently promoted to Vice President, Business Development in 2003.

Te-Shen has been on the Board of Megawisra Investments Limited since 2004. He was a director of Megawisra Sdn Bhd from 2005 to 2006 and subsequently re-appointed in 2007.

He served as a director of AIMS Group between 2008 and 2012. He also held the position of Chief Executive Officer of AIMS Data Centre Sdn Bhd until 2009.


 
     
     
 
Afzal Abdul Rahim
Non-Independent, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Afzal Abdul Rahim, a Malaysian, aged 36, was appointed as Director & Chief Executive Officer of TIME dotCom Berhad on 7 October 2008.

He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Electronics, specialising in Acoustic Wave Theory from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

Afzal started his career in the automotive industry culminating in a regional role with Group Lotus PLC. A technology entrepreneur, he also founded the Malaysian Internet Exchange (MyIX), which was established in 2006.


 
     
MANAGEMENT TEAM
Afzal Abdul Rahim
  Chief Executive Officer
Lee Weng Fak
  Chief Enterprise Officer
Long Sher Neng
  Chief Financial Officer
Loh Jenkim
  Chief Commercial Officer
Lee Guan Hong
  Chief Engineering Officer
Saiful Husni Samak
  Chief Executive Officer - Global Transit Communications Sdn Bhd
Anand Vijayan
  Chief Services Officer
Chiew Kok Hin
  Chief Executive Officer - AIMS Group of Companies
Julian Ding
  Chief Innovation Officer
   
   

Strength, innovation and leadership skills encompassed by our Board of Directors makes Time dotCom a leading IT, Internet and Communications Solution Provider