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TM appoints new Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

Dato’ Mohd Rais Azhar appointed as TM’s new Chief Technology & Innovation Officer 

Dato’ Mohd Rais Azhar

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) has announced the appointment of Dato’ Mohd Rais Azhar as its new Chief Technology & Innovation Officer (CTIO) with effect from 18 February 2018.

This announcement is following the retirement of Dato’ Rafaai Samsi as the CTIO of TM on 14 February 2018.

Prior to this, Dato’ Rais was the Deputy CTIO, and in addition to his role as the new CTIO, Dato’ Mohd Rais remains the Chief Information Security Officer of TM, the position that he has served since 2017. The year 2018 marks his 30th year with the company.

“We are pleased to congratulate Dato’ Mohd Rais on his promotion as TM’s CTIO. As a TM homegrown leader, he has the experience and expertise to elevate innovation at TM in the era of digital natives,” said Dato’ Sri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM

As TM’s CTIO, he will be responsible for Network, IT and overall technical delivery, fulfillment and assurance for TM Group. In addition, Dato’ Rais will strategise, formulate, direct and lead the implementation and operations of Information Security organisation. This covers Information Security Strategy, Architecture, Governance, Risk, Compliance, Development, Threat Intelligent and Operations in order to ensure the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of information assets protection for TM Group.

Dato’ Rais has vast experience in Malaysia’s telecommunications industry and he was also one of the pioneers in establishing Corporate Information Superhighway (COINS) team, providing the first TM’s Frame Relay service back in 1997. In addition, Dato’ Mohd Rais has been involved in and actively led numerous transformation projects in TM including both High Speed Broadband (HSBB) projects.

Dato’ Sri Shazalli also expressed his utmost gratitude to Dato’ Rafaai Samsi for his dedication, contribution and loyalty to the TM Group during his tenure, “We would like to express our highest gratitude to Dato’ Rafaai for all that he has done for TM. In the 40 years that he has served TM and the nation, he has engineered not just our technical transformation, but more importantly, our transformation from being a network-oriented company, to one that is service-oriented.”

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