Digi appoints two new chiefs

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KUALA LUMPUR (April 13): Digi Telecomunications Sdn Bhd (Digi), the wholly-owned subsidiary of DiGi.Com Bhd (fundamental: 1.55; valuation: 2.1), has appointed Kesavan Sivabalan as its chief network officer (CNO), and Orsolya Sekerka as its Chief IT Officer (CIO), effective immediately.

In a statement today, Digi said the appointments follow the introduction of a refreshed network, IT and sales structures to drive deeper customer and quality focus and “stronger cohesion” in delivering the company’s strategic ambition.

“We’ve built a solid foundation for the business, complete with a brand-new network, modernised IT assets and operations, and next-generation go-to-market models, systems and processes, to fuel future growth.

“I believe the organisational changes we are putting in place, will give us the edge to be even more focused in driving enhanced efficiencies and execute sharply on business critical initiatives, and solidify our overall core competencies to our 11 million [and] growing customers and in achieving our long-term ambition to be the leading mobile internet provider for the mass market,” said Digi chief executive officer Albern Murty.

Sivabalan, who was previously head of technology operations, is a highly experienced telecommunications executive with 20 years of industry experience across Asian and Asia Pacific markets.

Sekerka, meanwhile, was previously Digi’s head of IT development and has served the Telenor group for 15 years, before joining Digi in 2013.

“I’m very proud to welcome on board, both Kesavan and Orsolya to the Digi management team. I look forward to working with these highly talented and passionate colleagues, and [am] confident that they will complement the strength of the rest of the Management Team in driving the next phase of Digi’s growth,” said Murty.

As part of these changes, Digi said its customer service and customer management functions will be aligned to the company’s sales portfolio.

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