Axiata appoints Lisa Lim as new independent director

KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd has appointed Dr Lisa Lim Poh Lin as independent non-executive directoto further strengthen its board diveristy mix and expertise.

Axiata said Lim’s appointment was effective Friday, June 8.

Lim has over 18 years’ of experience in management consulting, academic research and investment management. Prior to this, she was a fund manager at Columbia Threadneedle and was also the sector leader for Global Telecoms Research. 

She has a First Class Honours (BA and MEng) in Engineering and a Ph.D in Engineering from Cambridge University. She was a recipient of Malaysian Public Services Commission scholarship and The Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship. She is also a certified financial analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

Chairman Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar said the group constantly strive to build a board composition of relevant business expertise, global experience and diversity of backgrounds. 

“As an accomplished Malaysian scholar with high-profile global corporate experience, Lim’s deep experience in the competitive world of business, technology and finance will significantly contribute to our Board deliberations. We are pleased to have her join us and we look forward to her contributions,” he said in a statement. 
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