YBhg Dato’ Sivananthan a/ l Shanmugam, male, aged 54, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 3 January 2023 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Currently, he is the member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee.
Dato’ Sivananthan holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts from the University of Malaya.
He was the Managing Director of Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Maldives for Nokia, a role in which he oversees the operations of the three Asian markets. An experienced veteran of over three decades within the IT and Telecommunications field, Dato’ Sivananthan throughout his career had developed a deep understanding of technologies i.e Industry IR 4.0. namely the internet of things (IoT), managed services, cloud technology, artificial intelligence (AI), digital transformation, e-commerce, automation and 5G.
Prior to his role at Nokia, Dato’ Sivananthan was the Chairman and Country Vice President of Tech Mahindra and before that he held senior leadership roles at major IT firms such as IBM Malaysia and Sapura as well as at leading telco firms including Swedtel Southeast Asia, Alcatel Network and Maxis. From 2017 till 2019, he has been a Committee Member of Outsourcing Malaysia, an outsourcing initiative coordinated by Malaysia’s national ICT industry association, PIKOM.
Dato’ Sivananthan areas of expertise are in technology, business management, startup, leadership, strategic planning, digital transformation and corporate turnaround.
He is currently a Board member of Media Prima Berhad. He does not have any family relationship with any Director and/ or major shareholder of the Company and there is no business arrangement with the Company in which he has personal interest.
Other than traffic offences, YBhg Dato’ Sivananthan does not have any convictions for offences within the past 5 years and particulars of any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year, if any.