Board of Directors

Vivek Sood
58 years of age, Indian
  • Non-Independent and Non-Executive Director
Appointed to Board: 19 January 2023

Career History

Vivek has over 30 years of experience, spanning the telecommunications, finance and FMCG industries, leading multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams with expertise primarily in the areas of finance and operations.

He was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) and Managing Director of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata) on 24 March 2023 after serving as Joint Acting GCEO since June 2022. He was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Axiata in 2017. 

Before joining Axiata, he was the Executive Vice President and Group Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor Group. He also held positions as CFO and CEO of Telenor India, CEO of Grameenphone (Bangladesh) and Chief Operating Officer and CFO of Tata AIA Life Insurance (India). 


Other Commitments

Vivek serves as the Chairman of the Boards of Robi Axiata Limited, Axiata Digital & Analytics Sdn Bhd and Boost Holdings Sdn Bhd. He also serves as Director of Dialog Axiata PLC and Commissioner of PT XL Axiata Tbk.

Skills & Experience

Vivek holds a Bachelor in Commerce from University of Delhi, India and became a Qualified Chartered Accountant of India in 1989. He conducted his Accountancy and Audit Training in Pricewaterhouse.

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