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Malaysia's Axiata Group restructures management

telecommunications conglomerate announcedseveral executive appointments as it restructures the management across itscompanies.

Dato' SriShazalli Ramly, CEO of Celcom Axiata Berhad, will become Axiata's regional CEOfor Southeast Asia on Sept. 1. Hans Wijayasuriya, CEO of 's Dialog Axiata Plc, will become regional CEO for Axiata'sSouth Asia operations. Both regional CEOs will carry the additional title ofcorporate executive vice president.

MichaelKuehner, a former CEO of Bangladesh's Robi Axiata Ltd. from 2009 to 2013, willbecome Celcom's new CEO effective Sept. 1. As earlier, current Robi AxiataCEO Supun Weerasinghe will leave to take over the helm of Dialog Axiata and besucceeded by Mahtab Uddin Ahmed.

Meanwhile,Celcom, one of Axiata's telco units in Malaysia, will see the establishment ofan executive committee headed by Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, the chairman ofCelcom as well as president and group CEO of Axiata.

Robi Axiatais a joint venture between Axiata Group and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.'s in .