BIOGRAPHYDato’ Izzaddin Idris is the Managing Director/President & Group Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Group Berhad. Prior to this current role, he served as Executive Director/Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Group Berhad from 24 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.
He joined the Board of Axiata in November 2016 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and was re-designated as Independent Non-Executive Director in March 2019. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Board Committees of several subsidiaries of Axiata and chairs the Axiata Digital Innovation Fund, the corporate venture capital fund established by Axiata.
Dato’ Izzaddin serves as a Board member at GSMA the world’s largest mobile association representing the interests of mobile operators worldwide. He is also a Board member at the GSMA Foundation, which champions the positive social impact of mobile technology, especially in supporting underserved and vulnerable populations. He joins eminent industry leaders in providing steer to the Asia School of Business (ASB), a partnership between the Bank Negara Malaysia and the MIT Sloan School of Management where he sits on its Board of Governors as a member, in addition to serving as a Director and chairing the Audit Committee.
Prior to Axiata, Izzaddin helmed UEM Group Berhad, a Malaysian engineering-based infrastructure and services conglomerate, as Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer from July 2009 until his departure in October 2018. Immediately before his position in UEM Group Berhad, he was the Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President (Group Finance) of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia’s largest integrated power utility, serving from September 2004 to June 2009. Izzaddin has over 30 years of experience in the fields of investment banking, financial and general management.
Izzaddin graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance Major, First Class Honours) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
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Speeches by Mr. Dato' Izzaddin Idris
Jun 07, 2021
International Testimonial Speaker (FDI)