Axiata picks Vivek Sood as new CEO

AXIATA Group Bhd has appointed Vivek Sood (picture) as its new group CEO and MD, effective today.

Vivek, 59, was the acting group CEO and group chief financial officer CFO from June 2022 and April 2017 respectively.

In his new role at Axiata, Vivek will lead the company’s strategic growth initiatives, including the expansion of 5G and digital infrastructure and service offerings.

He will also be responsible for driving innovation, improving the customer experience across operating companies throughout Asia and creating value for shareholders.

Axiata also announced the appointment of Dr Hans Wijayasuriya as group ED and CEO of its telco business.

Hans was also joint interim CEO together with Vivek Sood and has held leadership positions across the Group for many years.

“The board is happy to appoint Vivek as our new group CEO and have Dr Hans take the position of group ED. Their track record of success as our joint interim CEOs puts them in the ideal position to lead Axiata into the future and ensures continuity of our strategies,” said Axiata chairman Tan Sri Shahril Ridza Ridzuan.

With Vivek’s promotion as the Group CEO, Lila Azmin Abdullah was appointed as the acting Group CFO.

Lila is currently the group chief corporate development officer at Axiata. – TMR / pic credit: