Digi CEO to helm dual role as EVP for Telenor's Developed Asia cluster

Digi's CEO Albern Murty (pictured) will join Telenor Group's executive management team as EVP for the Developed Asia cluster, while continuing on as Digi's CEO, effective 1 August 2018. In his new role, Murty will oversee Telenor's operations in Malaysia and Thailand.

While his main priority continues to be the performance and value creation of Digi, Murty will also work closely with the team at Thailand's telecommunications company dtac, to develop initiatives of common value and interest, aligned with the business archetype shared by the two business units. The cluster role means Murty, as Digi CEO, will be represented in the group executive management of Telenor, speaking on behalf of the Developed Asia cluster - Malaysia and Thailand.

Sigve Brekke, president and CEO of Telenor Group, said he is pleased to have Murty rejoin the group executive management team to head up the Developed Asia cluster. "Digi is a frontrunner in many ways in Telenor Group, home to many of the most digitally savvy customers and employees in the company. Albern brings this expertise to our table,” Brekke added.

Earlier this year, the company witnessed a 0.7% year-on-year (yoy) growth in service revenue to RM1,483 million in the first quarter of this year (Q1 18) ended 13 April 2018. This can be attributed to its “solid” internet revenue growth within the quarter, due its postpaid performance and stronger data monetisation of its prepaid business.

According to Murty, the company’s “sharper focus” in delivering innovative range of products, services and solutions enabled it to provide better value and experience in meeting its customers’ internet needs.

“This is supported by the sound investments we have made to accelerate the strategic deployment of our spectrum portfolio to improve the quality, performance and capacity of our 4G Plus network, while cost discipline and operational efficiencies have and will continue to be part of the way we create value,” he added.