Afhzal, aged 47, a Malaysian, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of TM on 1 December 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York USA.
Afhzal is currently the Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) Chief Digital Technology Officer (CDTO). He joined EPF in 2017 as the Senior Manager with the IT Department and was subsequently promoted to his current position in 2019. As CDTO, he is responsible for driving digital technology strategy, business digital enablement, technology adoption and operations comprising 345 technology personnel.
He has over 23 years of experience in Technology in areas of strategy and architecture, business transformation and enablement, technology implementations for large scale enterprises in the financial services and oil & gas industries. Out of these, he spent over 16 years with global multinational organizations such as Maybank, Shell, T-Systems, DHL, IBM and Esso (now ExxonMobil) in the execution and implementation of strategic technology initiatives that deliver business outcomes.
Afzhal is a member of Board Tender Committee and a Director of TM Digital Innovation Sdn. Bhd. (Credence), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TM.