Anand, 48, a Malaysian, holds a Masters of Business Administration (e-Commerce) from Charles Sturt University, Australia and Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia. He is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), CPA Australia and also a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) from Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA)
Anand was appointed as CCO of TM on 1 February 2020 and is primarily responsible for the unifi business. He has vast and diverse experience in consultancy, risk management, business turn-around and most notably telecommunications.
He started his career in 1996 in the professional services space and spent several years in the big four accounting firms working in assurance and advisory services across several countries including in Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Russia, Albania and Uzbekistan.
Prior to joining TM, he was with Time dotCom Berhad from 2009 until 2018. He served as an EXCO member and covered various portfolios including several strategic business units. It was under his leadership that the Consumer segment experienced exceptional growth. In 2017, he was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director at Symphony Communication in Bangkok, a public listed company within the Time dotCom Group and was instrumental in the turn-around of the company.
Anand also sits on the board of several subsidiaries of TM Group.