SEEK appoints first Asia-based board member Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, marking next stage of regional growth plan
Tan Sri Jamaludin brings over 40 years’ business and technology leadership experience in Asia.
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Tan Sri Jamaludin is SEEK’s first board member outside Australia – well positioned to support the company’s strategic growth in Asia.
Kuala Lumpur, 17 November 2023 — SEEK (ASX:SEK), which operates Asia’s online employment marketplace JobStreet and JobsDB, welcomed Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim as its newly elected Non-Executive Director at the company’s Annual General Meeting. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Tan Sri Jamaludin is the first Asia-based board member in SEEK’s history, aligning with the pivotal role Asia plays in the company’s future growth strategy.
Tan Sri Jamaludin has over 40 years of experience in the South-East Asia region, including over 16 years in information technology and 23 years in telecommunications. He also served the Malaysian government in various roles, including being appointed in 2020 by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia as a member of the then Economic Action Council and of the Digital Economy Council.
SEEK Chairman Graham Goldsmith said, “Tan Sri Jamaludin’s experience in the information technology and telecommunications sectors in Asia and his various current roles, are a valuable addition to the expertise and views on the Board, and supports the achievement of SEEK’s continuing growth aspirations in Asia.”
Tan Sir Jamaludin’s election comes as SEEK sets the foundation for growth of its Asia business through the unification of its three online employment marketplaces – namely SEEK (in Australia and New Zealand), JobStreet (in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore), and JobsDB (in Hong Kong and Thailand). The three-year long investment program is set to complete in the 2024 financial year.
Peter Bithos, Chief Executive Officer of Asia at SEEK, said, “Tan Sri Jamaludin joins the SEEK Board at an opportune time. Once our three core online employment marketplaces – SEEK, JobStreet and JobsDB – are unified into a single platform next year, we will have the ability to scale efficiencies and unlock vast growth opportunities across APAC. With Asia being a key market for SEEK, Tan Sri Jamaludin’s vast expertise in the technology sector, as well as his astute understanding of the region’s business landscape will be valuable in guiding us in our journey forward.”
Tan Sri Jamaludin’s executive experience includes being the Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Group Berhad from 2008 to 2020, and as Chief Executive Officer of Maxis Communications Berhad for over eight years prior to that. He also has executive experience with multinational companies, including IBM and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Tan Sri Jamaludin is Chairman of government-owned Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia’s public transport owner and operator, and Chairman of privately owned QSR Brands Holdings Bhd and AirAsia Aviation Group Ltd. He is also a non-executive director of publicly listed Sunway Berhad, one of South-East Asia’s leading conglomerates with a broad range of core interests.
Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, said, “I’m honoured to join SEEK’s esteemed board of directors, and am excited to be part of the technology company’s continuous growth journey in Asia. This role is especially meaningful to me as SEEK’s purpose of helping people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and helping organisations succeed aligns with my passion and values. I look forward to contributing my expertise to help SEEK advance its ambitions and make a positive impact on millions of talent and employers in the region.”