Maxis promotes COO Gökhan Ogut to CEO
By Digital News Asia February 18, 2019
- Ogut will take over from Robert Nason, who is currently the interim CEO
- Was previously the CEO of Vodafone Turkey; appointed Maxis COO on Sept 1, 2018
MAXIS Bhd has appointed Gökhan Ogut as chief executive officer (CEO) of the group effective May 1, 2019.
In a statement on May 18, Maxis said Ogut, who was appointed as the chief operating officer of Maxis on Sept 1, 2018, will take over from Robert Nason, who is currently the interim CEO of Maxis. Ogut will report to the chairman and the board.
“We are pleased to welcome Ogut as CEO of Maxis. We are confident that with his vast experience and focus on innovation and growth, he is the right person to drive our new strategy,” Maxis chairman Raja Arshad Raja Uda said.
Ogut was previously the CEO of Vodafone Turkey. Before Vodafone, Ogut was in senior marketing as well as general management roles with a number of large companies such as Danone and Procter & Gamble, holding positions that had domestic as well as global responsibilities in Turkey, US and France.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey and a Master in Business Administration from University of Illinois, Chicago.
Nason will remain on the board as a non independent non executive director, and will be appointed as chairman of the Business and IT Transformation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
The board has provided for a smooth transition period between Ogut and Nason which will expire at the conclusion of Nason’s contract as the interim CEO of Maxis on April 30.
At 4.50pm, Maxis shares were down 8 sen or 1.42% at RM5.55, with 658,600 shares done, bringing market capitalisation to RM43.38 billion.