Dato Sivananthan Shanmugam Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Sivananthan A/L Shanmugam holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Malaya. He was the Managing Director of Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Maldives for Nokia, a role in which he oversees the operations of the three Asian markets. An experienced veteran of over two decades within the IT and Telecommunications field, Dato’ Sivananthan throughout his career had developed a deep understanding of technologies i.e Industry IR 4.0. namely the internet of things (IoT), managed services, cloud technology, artificial intelligence (AI), digital transformation, e-commerce, automation and 5G.

Prior to his role at Nokia, Dato’ Sivananthan was the Chairman and Country Vice President of Tech Mahindra and before that he held senior leadership roles at major IT firms such as IBM Malaysia and Sapura as well as at leading telco firms including Swedtel Southeast Asia, Alcatel Network and Maxis. From 2017 till 2019, he has been a Committee Member of Outsourcing Malaysia, an outsourcing initiative coordinated by Malaysia’s national ICT industry association, PIKOM.

Dato’ Sivananthan areas of expertise are in technology, business management, start-up, leadership, strategic planning, digital transformation and corporate turnaround.