Axiata Group has made two key appointments for its business services and information security divisions.
Asri Hassan Sabri, Axiata’s Group Chief Business Operations Officer since January 2016 has been appointed as CEO of Axiata Business Services Sdn. Bhd. Operating under the brand Xpand, this new entity is tasked to drive the Group’s enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) business across all of Axiata’s footprint in ASEAN and South Asia.
The subsidiary was established in 2017 as a new area of focus for the Group, one which is earmarked to achieve double-digit growth and holds great promise as a multi-billion dollar addressable market within the next few years.
With the growing importance of information security and Axiata’s continued focus and commitment to improving cyber security capabilities, Abid Abdul Adam has been newly appointed as Group Chief Information Security Officer. Abid will also assume the position of Group Head of Privacy given the increasingly critical nature of data privacy and protection.