IZZADDIN IDRIS

Malaysia
Executive Director/Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer at Axiata Group Berhad

Izzaddin was appointed as Executive Director/Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Group Berhad, a leading Malaysian-based telecommunications group in Asia, on 24 January 2020. He joined the Board of Axiata in November 2016 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and was redesignated as Independent Non-Executive Director in March 2019.

Between July 2009 and October 2018, Izzaddin was the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Group Berhad, an infrastructure and services group wholly-owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

Prior to that, from September 2004 to June 2009, he was the Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President (Group Finance) of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, the largest publicly-listed power company in Southeast Asia.

Izzaddin has over 30 years of experience in the fields of investment banking, financial and general management having served in various senior positions at Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad and Southern Bank Berhad.

A graduate of University of New South Wales, Australia in 1985, Dato’ Izzaddin holds a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honors in Finance and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

At Asia School of Business, Izzaddin plays a dual role as member of the Board of Governor and also the Chairman of the Audit Committee.