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Karan Ponnudurai joined the Batelco Group in July 2016 taking on the newly created role of Group Chief Digital Officer to support the Group’s strategy to be a leader in the growing field of digitisation. With over 25 years’ experience gained in leading organisations in the US, Germany and Malaysia, Karan has the relevant knowledge and experience to meet Batelco Group’s commitment to delivering the digital solutions required for the growth of smart cities and smart businesses.
Prior to joining the Batelco Group, Karan held the post of Chief Innovation Officer at Axiata Digital, Malaysia, with responsibility for the digital strategy, implementation and on-going business operations of the company across a number of geographies. He previously held senior executive roles including the post of Senior Vice President at Celcom Axiata and Vice President Technology & Business Development at SBEM, Kuala Lumpur.
Karan holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, USA and a Master of Engineering with specialisation in Communication Systems from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.