Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim has more than 40 years of experience, including 16 years in information technology (IT), 23 years in telecommunications, and a host of other areas especially in the field of education.
Jamaludin’s last executive role was at Axiata Group Berhad, having recently retired on 31 December 2020. He was also managing director/president and Group chief executive officer for almost 13 years since its inception in 2008. Within the Group, among others, he was a board member of Axiata Group Berhad and chairman of Celcom Axiata Berhad.
Jamaludin continues to be a Board member of PT XL Axiata in Indonesia, Axiata Digital Services and Axiata Foundation.
Prior to Axiata, Jamaludin spent over 10 years with Maxis Communications Berhad since 1997. He was made chief operating officer the same year and chief executive officer a year later until he retired in 2008.
From 1993 to 1997, he led Digital Equipment Malaysia as its managing director. Prior to that, he spent 12 years in IBM from 1981 to 1993 – the first five years as a systems engineer and then in various positions in sales, marketing and management. He briefly left IBM in 1982 to join UMBC Bank as a credit officer for six months before rejoining IBM.
His career began in 1980 as lecturer in quantitative methods at California State University, USA.
He had served as board member of GSMA, the world’s biggest Mobile Association from 2003 to 2020 for six two-year terms. He was also deputy chairman in 2014. Jamaludin also served as director of Heitech Padu Berhad, an IT solutions provider, from 2000 to 2006.
Jamaludin has served the government in many roles. In March 2020, Jamaludin was appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia as member of the country’s Economic Action Council. In November 2020, he was appointed as member of Digital Economy Council and 4IR by YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia, with YAB PM chairing both councils. He was involved in various capacities of education including as board member of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia from 2006 to 2008 and Universiti Tun Abdul Razak from 2007 to 2011, respectively. Jamaludin had also served as member of the Board of the government owned venture capital company, Mavcap Bhd from 2001 to 2005.
Over the years, Jamaludin has earned numerous awards and accolades from local and global organisations in recognition of his contributions and achievements.
Jamaludin graduated from California State University in 1978 with a B.Sc. in Business Administration and minor in Mathematics, later obtaining his MBA specialising in Quantitative Methods, from Portland State University, Oregon, in 1980. Jamaludin also spent a year at Oregon State University attending courses in the area of Management Science and Operations Research.