Amar, aged 48, a Malaysian, was appointed as TM’s MD/GCEO and Non-Independent Executive Director on 1 August 2023.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from Monash University (Clayton), Australia and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Deakin University, Australia, both on TM scholarships. Amar is a recognised Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant Australia (FCPA Australia) and a former Certified Information System Auditor (CISA). He completed various leadership programmes, including Proteus at London Business School (LBS); the Global CEO Program at The Wharton School, National University of Singapore in 2022 and IESE Business School in 2023.
Amar brings with him over two decades of experience in the telecommunication industry. Prior to his appointment as MD/GCEO, he served as the Executive Vice President (EVP) of TM Global, overseeing the Group’s wholesale domestic and international business arm since 1 September 2018. During his tenure, Amar led TM Global in strategic ventures across diverse sectors, including sales, marketing, customer experience, and relationship management, leveraging his entrepreneurial and financial acumen.
Amar, a home-grown talent, started his career in 1998 as part of TM’s Group Financial Controller Division. Over the years, he has ascended through the ranks, holding the positions of Deputy Chief Internal Auditor, General Manager of Group Corporate and Regulatory, General Manager of Group CEO’s Office and Vice President of Carrier Sales in TM Global. With a solid grasp of global leading technologies and a combination of strategic vision and operational experience, Amar is well-positioned to steer TM's evolution from a Telco to a TechCo.
Amar’s leadership and vision have earned him recognition in his field. He was selected as one of CPA Australia's 40 young business leaders, a list that showcases highly talented individuals across regions and sectors. Additionally, he was included in Capacity Media's Power 100 in 2019 and 2023, a global index comprising influential leaders in the wholesale telecommunication sector.
Amar also sits on the Boards of several subsidiaries of TM Group under TM Global cluster, including Fiberail Sdn. Bhd., Fibrecomm Network (M) Sdn Bhd, Acasia Communication Sdn Bhd and Asean Telecom Holding Sdn Bhd, a business alliance with seven (7) ASEAN countries and a Director in TM Technology Services Sdn Bhd (formerly known as webe Digital Sdn Bhd). He is also the Chairman of TM’s regional offices located in the UK, US, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Dubai.