He replaces Kenneth Shen, who served on the board of Axiata as Khazanah nominee since 2011, and will remain in the Axiata Group as a board member of edotco Group Sdn Bhd and PT XL Axiata Tbk.
Azmil joined Khazanah in 2011 as executive director of investments, where he managed the sovereign wealth fund’s investments in innovation and technology as well as oversight for its office in San Francisco and Khazanah Koridor Utara in Penang.
Prior to joining Khazanah, he was the managing director/CEO of Malaysia Airlines, having had served as the airline’s executive director/chief financial officer in August 2005.
“We are pleased to welcome Tengku Dato’ Sri Azmil as the newest member of the Board. His deep experience across various industries, in particular in technology and innovation, will bring new and relevant perspectives to the Board,” said Axiata chairman Tan Sri Azman Hj Mokhtar.
“As we undergo a period of transformation in the telecoms industry, we welcome Tengku Dato’ Sri Azmil who brings with him a breadth of knowledge from competitive industries that has seen similar revolutionary changes,” added Axiata president and group CEO Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim.