Maxis will be seeing a change in its management system with the appointment of Mr. Goh Seow Eng as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Goh will step into the role of as CEO-designate starting from the 1st of November before officially taking over from Mr. Gokhan Ogut, Maxis’s current CEO who is said to complete his tenure on 30 November 2022.
Mr. Eng previously held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Advanced Info Service (AIS) in Thailand, where he was responsible for all operating units including the core mobile business and oversaw its expansion into the fibre broadband market as well as the enterprise business, CEO of the Entertainment Division of Tanjong plc in Malaysia and COO for Consumer Business at Astro where he was a key contributor to Astro’s growth before AIS.
He has also held various regional and global positions at Citibank in London, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei and Tokyo.
“On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to welcome Eng as the new CEO of Maxis. Eng brings with him vast experience in the telco industry with a solid track record in mobile and fibre broadband, fixed line business as well as in digital services, all of which will be important for Maxis’ growth,” said Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir, Chairman of the Board of Maxis.
Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir also went on to record his appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Gokhan for helming Maxis as CEO for the past 3 and a half years, leading the company through a challenging and uncertain time, largely driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, which needed innovative solutions and decisions.
“Despite facing unprecedented times, Gokhan has been instrumental to Maxis’ resilient financial achievements and delivery of our convergence leadership ambitions, including commendable growth in our fibre business. Importantly, he helped to progress all 5G-related discussions. I have no doubt that Maxis will continue to benefit from the foundation that he has built.”