DiGi appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs
SHAH ALAM, 2 February 2009: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) has appointed Zaiton Hj Idrus to head its Corporate Affairs Division succeeding Tunku Alizakri, who will be pursuing new professional and personal interests after four years in DiGi.
A specialist in corporate affairs, Zaiton is well-respected for her extensive local and international experience in shaping corporate values and managing stakeholder relations.
On the appointment, Johan Dennelind, CEO of DiGi said, "We believe Zaiton will be a valuable addition to the DiGi Management Team. I am pleased to welcome her on board and look forward to have her lead the Corporate Affairs Division in solidifying our stakeholder management strategy."
In her new capacity, Zaiton will oversee Corporate Communications, Corporate Relations, Corporate Responsibility, Legal and Regulatory, and will be responsible for strategising plans that will contribute towards the company's goal.
On joining DiGi, Zaiton said, "I am delighted with the opportunity to join the telco sector after several years in the petroleum and financial industries. DiGi is a young and vibrant company with a unique corporate culture which nurtures creativity, empowerment and a really different way of doing things. I look forward to being part of this dynamic company."
With over 30 years experience in the field, Zaiton started her career in various PR Consultancies before joining PETRONAS where she moved up the management ladder to head its Group Promotions & Brand team. In this role, she was integral in the conceptualisation and establishment of national landmarks such as the Petrosains Discovery Centre, Galeri PETRONAS and the PETRONAS Megalith Park.
After 15 years in PETRONAS, she moved on to new challenges by joining Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad to set-up its Corporate Affairs function, overseeing the Bank's operations in Malaysia and Brunei. In 2004, she was named Regional Head, Corporate Affairs for Africa, and became the first Asian to hold that position. Based in its Head Office in London, she was responsible for the Bank's corporate affairs function in 13 countries across Africa. She returned to Malaysia in late 2007.
DiGi is Malaysia's fastest growing mobile operator driving innovation, simplicity and best value through DiGi Prepaid, DiGi Postpaid and DiGi Business.
Corporate Communications Department.