Board of Commissioners

Waleed Mohamed Ebrahim Alsayed (President Commissioner of Indosat Ooredoo)

Waleed Mohamed Ebrahim Al-Sayed, 52, was appointed as a President Commissioner of Indosat Ooredoo in March 2016. He is concurrently serving as Deputy CEO - Ooredoo Group and CEO - Ooredoo Qatar since November 2015. Through his managerial and board duties at Ooredoo Group companies, Mr. Al-Sayed has developed extensive experience in the information and technology sector, in Qatar, the wider region and internationally. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Ooredoo Qatar and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Indosat Ooredoo; Chairman of Ooredoo Myanmar Limited; and as Board Member of MEEZA (a technology joint venture between Ooredoo and Qatar Foundation). Mr. Al-Sayed was previously Chairman of the Board of Tunisia, Deputy Chairman of Ooredoo Algeria and Chairman of Starlink. He holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration from HEC Paris with full honors.

In 2011, Mr. Al-Sayed was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Ooredoo Qatar. During a period of heightened competition, he led the business to continued growth, increased customer-centricity and a more dynamic business culture. In 2013, he played a leading role in the rebranding of what is now the Ooredoo Group, and supported Qatar as it became the first operation to adopt the brand. His success in this role led to his current appointment as Deputy CEO - Ooredoo Group and CEO - Ooredoo Qatar.

Mr. Al-Sayed’s career spans senior managerial positions in Sales, Marketing & PR, Business Development, Strategy, Project Management, Group Communications and Customer Services. He has received many professional accolades, including a global award for his customer services team for the “Best Retail Shop Design” in 2009, and a record number of honors at the “Contact Centre World Awards” in 2010, where Mr. Al-Sayed’s presentation won the Gold Award for Best Customer Service in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region.

Hans Anthony Kuropatwa (Commissioner)

Hans Anthony Kuropatwa, 57, was appointed Commissioner of Indosat Ooredoo in March 2016. He has served as the Executive Director Business Development for Ooredoo Group since 2010, Non-Executive Director and Investor in Arkessa since 2009, and an investor and advisor at mobile learning company Skill Pill M Learning since 2007. He has also previously held board seats on a number telecommunications companies including: Vodacom (South Africa); EPlus (Germany); SFR (France); Omnitel (Italy) and Safaricom (Kenya).

Prior to joining Ooredoo he was a Partner at Ventura Team LLP in London and Interim Executive Director at eircom in Dublin developing eircom mobile. Mr. Kuropatwa held many senior positions during a nine year period with Vodafone including: Group Business Development Director; CEO Vodafone Sweden; Regional Managing Director and Group Marketing Director. He was also Managing Director Telco at Motorola from 1995 to 1998.

Mr.Kuropatwa earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London in 1980 and an MBA from Manchester Business School in 1983.

Syed Maqbul Quader (Independent Commissioner)

Mr. Syed Maqbul Quader was appointed as the company’s independent commissioner since August 31, 2016. He attained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dhaka University in 1969. Mr. Syed Maqbul Quader has an extensive experience, especially in the financial sector and held numerous prestigious strategic position in various major cities, namely Dhaka, Hong Kong, United States of America, and London. Before joining Indosat Ooredoo, Mr. Syed Maqbul Quader was the Chairman of the Board of Director (2013 – 2016) of Al Rajhi Bank in Malaysia, the first and largest Al Rajhi Bank’s branch outside Saudi Arabia, where he succeeded in implementing strategies that recorded the bank’s first profit.

Wijayanto Samirin (Independent Commissioner)

Wijayanto Samirin, 44, was appointed as an Independent Commissioner of Indosat Ooredoo since January 2015. Currently he is Special Staff of Vice President of Indonesia for Economics and Finance. Mr. Samirin is the co-founder and Director of Paramadina Public Policy Institute (PPPI), and was Vice Rector and Lecturer at Paramadina University, Jakarta, from 2007 to 2015. Before joining Paramadina, he spent 9 years of his career in the investment banking and hedge fund industries, where he held various positions at Farindo Investment/Farallon Capital LLC, ABN AMRO Asia Securities and Makindo Securities.

Mr. Samirin is a Fulbright Scholar who earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He has published 4 books, more than 100 articles and a list of academic papers.

Elisa Lumbantoruan (Independent Commissioner)

Elisa Lumbantoruan, 55, was appointed as an Independent Commissioner in June 2015, and member of the Audit Committee since July 2015. Currently, he is President Director & CEO at PT ISS Indonesia. He was previously EVP/Director of Human Capital, IT and Strategy at PT Samora Usaha Makmur since 2014.

Mr. Lumbantoruan began his career in information technology in 1980, rising to senior positions at PT Hewlett-Packard Indonesia including President Director and Country TSG General Manager from 2002 to 2007. Subsequently he joined PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. where he held various strategic positions including Director & EVP Marketing and Sales, EVP Finance/Group CFO, EVP Corporate Strategy and IT from 2007 to 2013. He concurrently served as Independent Commissioner at PT XL Axiata Tbk from 2008 to 2012, President Commissioner at PT Citilink Indonesia from 2008 to 2013, and President Commissioner of PT Gapura Angkasa from 2009 to 2013.

Mr. Lumbantoruan earned a Bachelor degree in Mathematics from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.

Heru Pambudi

Heru Pambudi was appointed as Commissioner of Indosat Ooredoo since 24 May 2017.

At present Heru Pambudi also serve as Director General of Customs and Excise, Ministry of Finance Republic of Indonesia. Since 2010 his career at the Directorate General of Customs and Excise was constantly moving up, from Deputy Director General to Director of Customs Facility, Director of Revenue and Regulation of Customs and Excise, and later was appointed as Director General of Customs and Excise in 2015.

He is active in various forums and programs within the ASEAN region, include the ASEAN Border Leadership Exchange Programme, The Border Intelligence Workshop, and the 7th ASEAN Enforcement and Compliance Working Group Meeting.

Heru obtained his bachelor degree from the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia in 1996, having previously completed his Diploma III in Customs and Excise at the State Institute of Accounting (STAN) in 1991. He received his Master of Law from the University of Newcastle-Upon Tyne in 2001.

Ahmad Al-Neama

Ahmad Al-Neama was appointed as a Commissioner of Indosat Ooredoo at the Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting (EGMS) dated 17 October 2018. He is the Group Chief Technology Officer at Ooredoo Group. He has been with Ooredoo Group since 2010 in various operational and management roles, with a proven track record of effective management, team leadership, project management, business development and strategy.

He presently a member of the Board of Directors of Ooredoo Myanmar (since May 2018), Ooredoo Tunisie (since May 2018) and Ooredoo Oman (since March 2014), Ooredoo Group CTO (since July 2017),and Chief Sales & Service Officer Ooredoo Qatar (since 2015). He joined Ooredoo Group in 2010, starting with various operational roles and then moving to management based on his strong performance.

He earned a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Colorado, Denver, USA (2002-2003).

Andrew Kvålseth

Mr. Andrew Kvålseth was appointed as Commissioner of PT Indosat Tbk (“Company”) at the Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting of the Company dated October 17, 2018.

Currently he acts as Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo Group. From 2013 to 2018, he was employed at DTAC (Telenor ASA) as Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and CEO of Line Mobile. Previously he used to work as Chief Strategy Officer at Telenor Digital Services (Telenor ASA) from 2012 to 2013. Prior to that, he worked as Director Group Strategy at Telenor Group Strategy (Telenor ASA) from 2011 to 2012.

His previous work experiences are as Strategy/Management Consultant – Private Equity Group at Bain & Company, Inc (2008 - 2011), as Manager - Business Intelligence Group at Capgemini (2005 - 2007), and as IT Consultant in Fair Isaac (2002 - 2005).

He earned M.B.A from University of Oxford - Said Business School in 2008 and B.B.A, Finance and Info System Analysis and Design from University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA in 2002.

Hilal Malawi

Hilal S. Malawi was appointed as a Commissioner of Indosat Ooredoo at the Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting dated 17 October 2018. He is presently Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Investment Authority (since 2016). He has over 25 years of experience in telecommunications, finance, strategic planning and development.

Previous positions include Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Ooredoo (2015), independent consulting on telecoms and technology (2011-2014), Head of Business Development and other senior positions at Qtel International (2007-2010), CFO at Accelerator Technology Holdings (2006-2007) and Director of Corporate Finance at Investcom LLC (2004-2006). From 1997-2003, he was Director of Strategic Planning and Director of Asia Strategy and Development at Bechtel Teleommunications. He began his career at Verizon Wireless (Bell Atlantic Mobile) in 1990, rising to Associate Director of International Business Development.

He graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and subsequently earned a Master of International Degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, USA in 1987.