Digi.Com appoints Tengku Azmil Zahruddin as chairman

Digi.Com appoints Tengku Azmil Zahruddin as chairman

  • Replaces Dr Halim Shafie that held role for less than 2 months
  • Prior to this, Azmil was Chief Investment Official at Khazanah Lokal

Digi.Com appoints Tengku Azmil Zahruddin as chairman

Digi. Com Bhd introduced, yesterday, the scheduled appointment of Tengku Azmil Zahruddin (pic) because Chair of the Board of Directors from the company. He will also serve the Table as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. Azmil’s visit takes effect instantly.

He or she succeeds Dr Halim Shafie, 73, who else only took the Chair role on 1 Dec 2022, and steps down due to personal factors, effective 19 The month of january 2023. Prior to that, Celcom Axiata Bhd appointed  him as the interim Chairman from 2 June 2022

Prior to this appointment, Azmil was the Chief Expense Officer at Khazanah Nasional Bhd accountable for Khazanah’s entire investment portfolio.

He also offered Khazanah in various senior positions such as Deputy Managing Director plus Executive Director of Investments since 2011. Azmil was also the particular Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines after signing up for the company in Aug 2005 as the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer.  

Just before that he was in several leadership roles in Penerbangan Malaysia Bhd and PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and Hong Kong. He was previously Chairman associated with UEM Group and Themed Attractions Accommodations & Hotels Sdn Bhd and has held directorships in Axiata Group Bhd, IHH Healthcare Bhd, plus Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Center Bhd (MaGIC). They are currently a panel member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Panel.

Azmil holds a First-class degree in Economics from the University Cambridge. He is a Chartered Accountant and a co-employee Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He is also an Associate of the Organization of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).