MEET OUR TEAM

ELAKUMARI KANTILAL

Chairman, Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director

Elakumari 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 and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

She was actively involved in the establishment of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) whilst in the Ministry of Finance. She was in Khazanah since its inception in 1994 moving from the position of Senior Manager to Director in Investment Division from 2004 until 2017.

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).

Elakumari also sits on the Board of Danajamin Nasional Berhad.

MARK GUY DIOGUARDI

Senior Independent, Non-Executive Director

Mark holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Melbourne Business School from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Mark has more than 29 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector with a focus on technology, engineering, construction and operations. He spent the first 11 years of his career at Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia, the majority in the cellular wireless division, including a one year secondment to BTCellnet in the United Kingdom in 2000.

In 2002, Mark joined Maxis Berhad (“Maxis”) as General Manager of Radio Planning until 2005 when he returned to Australia to complete an MBA and run his own Information Communication Technology consultancy. In 2009, Mark expatriated a second time to Maxis as their Chief Technical Officer and in 2011, he took the role of joint Chief Operating Officer adding the portfolios of Information Technology, Enterprise Business, Consumer Broadband, Internet Protocol Television (“IPTV”) as well as Human Resource.

In 2014, Mark joined iiNet Limited, an Australian Internet Service Provider as their Chief Technology Officer until January 2016. He was also a Board member of the Australian Communication Alliance, the Competitive Carriers’ Coalition and also in an Advisory Board position for a private company, Skand.

In 2018, Mark joined Spirit Technology Solutions, an Australian Securities Exchange listed provider of IT&T solutions as Chief Operating Officer and later as Chief Technology and Information Officer and Executive Director. He has retired from the Director position effective 1 April 2022.

KOH CHA-LY

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Cha-Ly holds a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, United States of America and a Bachelor of Arts (Physics) with Honours from Middlebury College, Vermont, United States of America with Summa Cum Laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

She is currently the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Urbanmetry Sdn Bhd (“Urbanmetry”), a data company that cleans and analyses large amounts of city data, through its proprietary algorithms and provides data intelligence to various companies and government agencies including the World Bank, MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd, banks and listed property companies.

Prior to Urbanmetry, she founded Urban Matters Solutions where she acted as the consultant for the World Class Competitive City study commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Department Economic Planning Unit in collaboration with the World Bank. She was also consultant for business and organisational strategy for Think City Kuala Lumpur and provided Planning and Business Feasibility Advisory services to various private property developers in Kuala Lumpur.

Prior to that, Cha-Ly served as a Project Manager for the River of Life Entry Point Project of the Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley Performance Management and Delivery Unit (“PEMANDU”) and later as the Vice President, Hotel Operations of Destination Resorts and Hotels, Kuala Lumpur.

DATUK AZAILIZA MOHD AHAD

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Datuk Azailiza holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

She is currently a Partner with Messrs. Gani Patail Chambers (“GPC”).

She has served as the Special Envoy of the Government of Malaysia from April to July 2016. From November 2014 to April 2016, she served as the Solicitor General of Malaysia. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Solicitor General One (Advisory Sector) from April 2012 to October 2014.

Contemporaneously, she served as the Acting Director to the International Centre for Law & Legal Studies, a research institution attached to the Attorney Generals Chambers, from July 2011 to April 2016. Between October 2005 to April 2012, she was the Head of the International Affairs Division in the Attorney Generals Chambers.

She also served as a Senior Federal Counsel at the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Ministers Department from 1992 to 2000, Senior Assistant Registrar at the Kuala Lumpur High Court from 1989 to 1992 and Magistrate in Melaka from 1985 to 1989.

Datuk Azailiza also sits on the Board of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.

ANTHONY LOW KIM FUI

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Anthony holds a Master of Science Degree in Management, Business Administration and General Management from the Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Between 1981 and 2016, Anthony served in various roles at Nestle, most recently as Vice President, Regional Management, Zone Asia-Oceania-Africa & Middle East, overseeing 115 countries across 17 time zones, whilst being based out of Nestle’s Swiss headquarters. Anthony also held leadership roles in other markets for Nestle, including Commercial Director for Sales and Marketing Nestle China, Managing Director Nestle Singapore and Managing Director Nestle Taiwan. Throughout his time at Nestle, Anthony gained deep insights and led teams in the areas of supply chain, sales & marketing management, production, marketing communication, corporate affairs, commercial operations and general management.

Since retiring, Anthony has been an active mentor at Endeavor Malaysia, where he shares key perspectives with the next generation of entrepreneurs.

KUAN LI LI

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Ms Kuan holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sydney. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has been admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a barrister and a solicitor.

Ms Kuan is currently the Independent Non-Executive Director, the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees of RH Petrogas Limited, a public company listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Stock Exchange. She also serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of CapitaLand China Trust Management Limited, Salvia Investment Pte Ltd, Freemont Capital Pte Ltd, Cott Investment Pte Ltd, Larus Investment Pte Ltd, Namak Investment Pte Ltd, Otisco Investment Pte Ltd, Stris Investment Pte Ltd, Tringle Investment Pte Ltd and Winder Investment Pte Ltd. Ms Kuan is also a Director of Ben & Nic Pte Ltd, Senior Advisor and Member of the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee of the World Wide Fund for Nature (Singapore) Limited as well as Member of the Valuation Review Board of Singapore, Legal Inquiry Panel of Singapore and the Board Services & Mentoring Committee of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Ms Kuan has over 30 years of banking, finance and tax leadership roles gained in banks, engineering, real estate, private equity and the big four accounting firms.

In the past, Ms Kuan was the Head of Tax, Asia Pacific of Barclays Capital Services Ltd, Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Merchant Bank (Singapore) Ltd and Barclays Capital Futures (Singapore) Private Limited, Country Head and Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Bank PLC, Singapore Branch and Chief Financial Officer at ABB Pte Ltd. She has also served on the boards of Barclays’ investment banking and securities subsidiaries in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

HONG KEAN YONG

Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director

Hong holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Malaya, Malaysia.

He began his career in Accenture Malaysia, where he held various senior positions from March 1987 to December 1994.

Hong 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.

He joined Taylor’s Education Group in April 2011 and held the position of Executive Vice President, Board Architect until March 2018.

Hong also sits on the Board of AMMB Holdings Berhad.

SELVENDRAN KATHEERAYSON

Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director

Selvendran holds a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard University, a Master of Business Administration (Finance) degree from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and an Honours degree in Law from the University of London, United Kingdom.

Selvendran is currently the Head of Real Assets at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Prior to joining Khazanah in January 2006, he has worked at Motorola Inc and Maxis Communications Berhad. He started his career at Ernst & Young in June 1994.

AFZAL ABDUL RAHIM

Non-Independent, Executive Director (Chief Executive Officer)

Afzal holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Electronics from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

He 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.

He currently sits on the Boards of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, Symphony Communication Public Company Limited, CMC Telecommunication Infrastructure Corporation, Megawisra Investments Limited, Megawisra Sdn Bhd, Global Transit International Sdn Bhd and Pulau Kapas Ventures Sdn Bhd.

PATRICK CORSO

Non-Independent, Executive Director

Patrick holds a BA (Honours) Degree in European Business Administration from the European Business School, London, United Kingdom.

He has over 20 years of experience in the investment banking and private equity industries, with a focus on the telecoms sector. He spent the first eight years of his career at Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley in London in their European Telecoms groups, with a brief interim stint at Trader Classified Media in a corporate development role.

In 2003, Patrick joined Providence Equity Partners in London, a leading private equity firm focused on the telecoms, media and technology industry sectors. In 2008, he relocated with Providence Equity Partners to Hong Kong to take up the role of Managing Director and Head of the Hong Kong office.

In 2013, he established OST Capital, a private investment firm in Hong Kong, of which he remains a Non-Executive Director.

He currently sits on the Boards of Symphony Communication Public Company Limited, CMC Telecommunication Infrastructure Corporation, Megawisra Investments Limited, Megawisra Sdn Bhd, Global Transit International Sdn Bhd and Pulau Kapas Ventures Sdn Bhd.

Leadership Team
Afzal Abdul Rahim
Commander-in-Chief
Patrick Corso
Executive Director
Lee Guan Hong
Executive Director
Shahnaz Farouque Jammal Ahmad
Chief Financial Officer
Governance