Celcom appoints new leadership, Kamal Khalid joins as chief corporate and transformation officer

Datuk Kamal Khalid (Photo by Celcom)

Datuk Kamal Khalid (Photo by Celcom)

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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 26): Celcom Axiata Bhd announced the appointment of new leadership to strengthen its growth in managing and accelerating the telco’s transformation into a digital organisation.

Among the new appointments are Datuk Kamal Khalid, who will join as chief corporate and transformation officer on Feb 1 to provide leadership to the various corporate functions including legal, regulatory, societal development, sustainability, enterprise data governance and program management.

Previously, Kamal served as group managing director for Media Prima Bhd till March 31, 2020, and he brings with him over 25 years of experience. Prior to joining Media Prima in 2009, Kamal was head of communications for the then prime minister. 

Another new appointee into Celcom’s management is Afizulazha Abdullah, who was appointed as Celcom’s chief operating officer (technology) to provide overall leadership across the various technology functions. 

Afizulazha was previously managing director of On-Site Services (OnSite) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of edotco Malaysia that focuses on delivering network managed services. 

Another new appointment was that of Allan Bonke, who was appointed as Celcom’s chief commercial officer to lead all revenue-generating units with focus on strengthening Celcom’s value proposition and competitiveness in the market.

The group also appointed Pravind Menon as head of risk and compliance on Jan 4.

In an announcement today, Celcom’s chief executive officer Idham Nawawi said: “Today’s announcement reflects Celcom’s continuous determination to bring the best talent locally and internationally, driving towards becoming a high-performing digital company that focuses on building a sustainable revenue and market share growth, while keeping the needs of the people close to heart.”

He added: “Amid the challenges of the pandemic, our digitalisation and transformation journey for all aspects of the business adopts the best practices of governance and compliance, enhancing our cybersecurity systems and always protecting customers’ data.”

Joyce Goh