Maxis COO Gökhan Ogut promoted to CEO effective May 1

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on February 19, 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd chief operating officer (COO) Gökhan Ogut (pic) has been promoted to chief executive officer (CEO) of the group effective May 1.

He will be reporting to the chairman and the board of directors.

According to Maxis, Ogut, who assumed the COO role on Sept 1 last year, takes over from Robert Nason, who is currently the interim CEO of Maxis. On April 1, 2018, Nason replaced executive director and CEO Morten Lundal, following the expiry of the latter’s contract and after four years of service in Maxis.

Nason will remain on the board as a non-independent non-executive director, and will be appointed chairman of the business and information technology transformation committee and a member of the audit committee.

“The board has provided for a smooth transition period between Ogut and Nason, which will expire at the conclusion of Nason’s contract as the interim CEO of Maxis on April 30,” said Maxis chairman Raja Tan Sri Arshad in a statement yesterday.

“We are pleased to welcome Ogut as CEO of Maxis. We are confident that with his vast experience and focus on innovation and growth, he is the right person to drive our new strategy,” he added.