Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim was appointed as Chairman of Prasarana on 15 July 2021.
Jamaludin has more than 40 years of experience, including 16 years in IT and 23 years in telecommunications. Outside ICT, he has also been involved in various roles, in public and private sectors, especially in education.
He is now the Chairman of QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd, a leading food industry player and the franchise owner of KFC/Pizza Hut in Malaysia and Singapore. He is also an Independent Board Member of Sunway Berhad, one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates, and a member of the Advisory Panel of Axiata Group. He was appointed to all the three roles in March 2021, after his retirement in December 2020.
Jamaludin is a member of the country’s Economic Action Council1 since March 2020 and a member of the National Digital Economy Council and 4IR2 since November 2020. Both roles were appointed by the Prime Minister, who chairs both Councils. Prior to his retirement on 31st December 2020, Jamaludin was the President & Group CEO of Axiata. He took on the role since its inception in 2008 with the vision to transform a Government-Linked Company to a Regional Champion.
Over the years, Jamaludin has earned numerous awards and accolades in recognition for his contributions and achievements, by local and international organizations. Among them were American Express & Business Times Malaysia ‘CEO of the Year 2000’ and ‘Telecommunications CEO of the Year’ by Telecom Asia Awards 2010 and Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award 2010. Jamaludin was conferred the prestigious global award, ‘The Chairman’s Award’, by GSM Association (GSMA)4. in 2015 for “outstanding personal contribution to the growth and development of mobile communications around the world”.
Jamaludin graduated from California State University, Chico, in 1978 with a B.Sc. in Business Administration and minor in Mathematics, later obtaining his MBA specializing in Quantitative Methods from Portland State University, Oregon, in 1980. He also spent one year of M.Sc. coursework in Management Science/Operations Research at Oregon State University.