Independent Non-Executive Director

Balasingham, aged 72, a Malaysian, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of TM on 28 April 2016.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from Portsmouth Polytechnic, United Kingdom and Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Technical College, Kuala Lumpur. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and a member of Institution of Engineering and Technology of United Kingdom. He is also a Professional Engineer of the Board of Engineers, Malaysia.

Balasingham has been involved in the telecommunications industry for more than 45 years. He began his career with the then Jabatan Telekom Malaysia in 1972 as Technical Assistant, and thereafter served in various capacities, covering planning, implementation, maintenance and control of key technical projects and operational aspects within TM Group. His last position in TM was General Manager of Specialised Network Services, responsible for the marketing, implementation, operation and maintenance of networks for various customers.

In 2003, he was appointed as CEO of Fiberail Sdn Bhd (Fiberail), TM’s joint venture company, involved in the deployment of fibre cable and sale of fibre products. In 2008, he was appointed Business Advisor of Fiberail, assisting the Board and Management in all aspects of the company, until the expiry of his contract in June 2009. He was previously a Director of TIMEdotCom Berhad from July 2009 until mid-April 2016.

Balasingham is the Chairman of Board Tender Committee and a member of Board Risk Committee. He is a Director of Universiti Telekom Sdn. Bhd. and a Member of its Board of Governors.