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Ramanathan A/L Sathiamutty

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment 
16 April 2014

Membership of Board Committees

  • Chairman of the Risk Management Committee, Remuneration Committee and Tender Committee.

  • Member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Finance & Investment Committee.



  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from University Kebangsaan Malaysia.

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Universiti Putra Malaysia

  • Executive Management Program from the Harvard Business School and INSEAD.


Membership of Associations

  • Member of the Board of Governors, University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering.

  • Adjunct professor at Taylor's University.


Working Experience and Occupation

  • 2014-Present

       In 2014, he joined Celcom Axiata Berhad as a Chief Technology Officer and later in               2016, he commenced his new role for Celcom Axiata Berhad as its Chief Transformation

       Officer. He was further appointed as an Advisor to Celcom Axiata  Berhad's Chief

       Executive Officer in early 2019, holding the position to date.


  • 1988-2013
    Began his career as a system engineer at IBM Corporation Malaysia and was subsequently appointed as the Managing Director for IBM Malaysia in January 2010. His career at IBM spanned 24 years and he was involved in the telecommunications, utilities, media and entertainment sectors. 

    Throughout his tenure at IBM, he managed the venture capital portfolio, where he was based in Japan. He also led a team to develop strategies on software acquisitions in the USA and served as the project executive for delivery at one of the largest telecommunications companies in India. 

    He subsequently took on assignments in Korea as part of IBM Korea's senior leadership team after which he went to Singapore to be part of the ASEAN leadership team. 

    He is a sought after speaker and was engaged to speak at the ASEAN Leadership Exchange, 9th ASLI Leadership Forum and the 16th Malaysian Banking Summit.


Directorships of other Public Companies and listed issuers

  • Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.

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