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Strong leadership creates first-class IT, Internet and Communications Solutions


TIME dotCom Berhad (TIME) is a data-centric telecommunications and solutions provider based in Malaysia, with a business reach across the Asia-Pacific region. With fixed-line telecommunications, submarine cable and data centre businesses, TIME has been breaking ground since starting out in 1996.

TIME's core business focuses on providing best-in-class backhaul and wholesale bandwidth to leading local, regional and global operators in Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region. The Group delivers extensive 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.

In Malaysia, TIME has made considerable headway in the consumer segment, with the country's first 100% fibre-optic broadband service. With speeds of up to 100Mbps, TIME's service, currently the fastest in the country, has been effectively supporting some of the industry's biggest names with innovative solutions.

TIME's Malaysian business is anchored by its Cross Peninsular Cable System (CPCS™), a 6,000 kilometre-long advanced fibre optic network that traverses Thailand through 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 today, the only provider in Malaysia to have a next-generation, 100% IP|MPLS network.

Regionally, TIME's network extends beyond Malaysian shores via its investment in the Global Transit Group of Companies (GT). GT's global footprint includes Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the US, and strategic investments in submarine cable systems. These include the highly-sought Unity Cable System connecting Japan and the US, and the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG), a 10,000 kilometre-long international fibre optic cable system linking Malaysia to Japan and South Korea. The APG is expected to be completed at the end of 2014.

The Group's data centre business is spearheaded by the AIMS Group of Companies (AIMS), one of the region's most inter-connected sites. Located strategically in the Malaysian capital's central business district, AIMS is an award-winning, carrier-neutral facility. AIMS is already home to all of Malaysia's telecommunications providers and approximately 200 service providers, making AIMS a premier choice for discerning customers.

The industry has recognised TIME's push for service and technological excellence. In 2012, TIME was accorded the prestigious Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certification, making the Group one of 47 international firms to win recognition for the performance, interoperability and reliability of its network. TIME's compliance with global standards ensures that it is able to link up to any other telecommunications network in the world.

TIME's domestic fibre optic network, combined with GT's regional nodes for wholesale bandwidth and ownership in several submarine cable systems, as well as AIMS' data centre business, offers customers a complete land and subsea fibre optic network and value-added services that tap fast-growing ASEAN demand for fast, reliable bandwidth.

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

Abdul Kadir Md Kassim, a Malaysian, aged 73, was appointed to the Board of TIME 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 Cement Industries of Malaysia Berhad.

Abdul Kadir serves as Chairman of the Exchange Committee of Labuan International Financial Exchange Inc, as Chairman of Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia, is a member of the Investment Panel of Lembaga Tabung Haji and 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 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 Board 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 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 62, was appointed to the Board of TIME on 13 July 2009. He is the Chairman of the Board 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 51, was appointed to the Board of TIME on 1 September 2012. He is a member of the Board 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 36, was appointed to the Board of TIME 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 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.

Gan 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 to 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 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.

Rossana Annizah Ahmad Rashid @ Mohd Rashidi
Non-Independent, Executive Director & Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Rossana Annizah Ahmad Rashid @ Mohd Rashidi, a Malaysian, aged 48, was appointed as Director & Deputy Chief Executive Officer of TIME on 1 October 2012.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Banking & Finance from the University of Canberra, Australia. Rossana began her career in July 1988 as Management Associate before her last assignment in Citibank as Assistant Vice President in the Corporate Bank in 1993. Rossana later moved on to RHB Bank Berhad in April 1994, where she handled multiple portfolios until May 2003, holding her last position as Senior General Manager, Head of Enterprise Banking. She joined Maxis Communications Berhad in 2003 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2004; a position she held until May 2011.

Rossana is currently a Director of IHH Healthcare Berhad ("IHH"). She also serves as the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of IHH.

Afzal Abdul Rahim
  Chief Executive Officer
Anand Vijayan
  Chief Services Officer
Rossana Annizah Ahmad Rashid @ Mohd Rashidi
  Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Julian Ding
  Chief Innovation Officer
Long Sher Neng
  Chief Financial Officer
Lee Weng Fak
  Head of Enterprise Business
Yeong Su-Meng
  Chief Marketing Officer
Saiful Husni Samak
  Chief Executive Officer - Global Transit Communications Sdn Bhd
Lee Guan Hong
  Chief Engineering Officer
Chiew Kok Hin
  Chief Executive Officer - AIMS Group of Companies

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

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