KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd announced new key appointments.
Firstly, the group human resources (HR) role will be split to achieve a better focus on talent. Datin Badrunnisa Mohd Yasin Khan, group head of HR, will now be group chief talent officer. Datin Badrunnisa has had over 25 years of working experience predominantly with Shell Malaysia focusing on Human Resources and IT. Filling the role of group chief HR Officer will be the new appointment of Darke Mohammed Sani. Darke has had over 25 years experience both in Malaysia and in the region, in the telecommunication and information technology industry and, most recently in human resource consulting. His strong business experience, mainly as managing director or head of a business, includes stints in various multi-national companies including Maxis, Apple and Digital Equipment
Corporation (now part of Hewlett-Packard). The Group also announced the appointment of James Maclaurin, as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
A chartered accountant and civil engineer by training, Maclaurin has been in finance leadership positions in various companies for the last 18 years. One of his CFO roles was with Vodafone, where he was responsible for Africa & Central Europe. Additionally, the Group announced that the Head of Corporate Development, which includes
mergers and acquisitions, will be overseen by Azwan Khan Bin Osman Khan, Group Chief Strategy Officer.