Directors Profile

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Datuk Hod bin Parman, has been involved in the telecommunications industry for more than 35 years. He graduated from the Technical College, Kuala Lumpur in 1968 (also now known as Universiti Technologi Malaysia – UTM) with a Diploma in TV Engineering and from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 1973 with a BSc (Hon) Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

He started his career in 1968 as a Technical Assistant with the then Telecommunication Department of Malaysia and in 1973 as a telecommunication engineer and in 1981 as an Assistant Director until the Government privatized its telecommunication services in 1987. He then joined the Malaysian Communications Regulatory Agency (JTM) as the Assistant Director General in January 1987

He has extensive experience in the activities of telecommunications’ regional and international policy and regulatory agencies and forums such as AIC, APT and the ITU. He held the position of President of the General Assembly of APT, Bangkok during the 1996 – 1999 session; having chaired many regional and international telecommunications conferences including holding the position of Chairperson of the 1994/1995 10th General Assembly of the Inmarsat, London.

Datuk Hod joined Wamata Solutions in 2006 as a Senior Strategic Advisor and subsequently became the President of Wamata Solutions in 2007. Datuk Hod is currently providing valuable input to the company in projects directly related to Radio Spectrum Management, Telecommunications and Broadcast.

His past and current experiences include:

TS Global Network Sdn Bhd (Current)
He is currently the Chairman of TS Global Network Sdn Bhd, a company dealing with satellite services providing outsourcing services to telecommunications service providers.

IIUM Entrepreneurship and Consultancies Sdn Bhd (Current)
He is a current Director of IIUM Entrepreneurship and Consultancies Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of the IIUM Holdings). IIUM Consultancies Sdn. Bhd. was established to pilot the consultancy and training activities of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). It is also a vehicle for IIUM experts to conduct their professional practices and to provide a world of consultancy works. Wholly owned by the university and a subsidiary of IIUM Holdings, it is strategically positioned to yield maximum benefits for IIUM through rational excellence and aptitude.

Ibil (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Current)
He is also a Senior Consultant with Ibil (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, IBIL is a Bumiputera company at the forefront of Packetization of Carrier Networks. IBIL provides solid engineering strength in helping carriers implement leading-edge technology in their core infrastructure and enabling technologies to deliver converged services to their end-users.

University Tun Hussein (Current)
He is a current member of the Advisory Board of UTH (University Tun Hussein) Engineering Faculty, University Tun Hussein.

VXL Management Sdn Bhd (2002 – 2003)
From year 2002 to 2003, he served as the Group Advisor for VXL Management Sdn Bhd (an Investment Holdings company which is principally involved in 4 core businesses of project management, construction and building systems; property development; telecommunication and information technology and financial services);

Solsis Sdn Bhd (2002 – 2003)
He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for Solsis Sdn Bhd, an ICT (information, communications and technology) service provider, which offers a full spectrum of ICT services to a range of customers in various industries from, government, education, telecommunication and financial services and products.

Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) (2000 - 2004)
He served as a Director to the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) from 2000 to 2004. Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) was set up by the Government of Malaysia in 1992 to spearhead the development of technology businesses in Malaysia. Its initial role was to concentrate on the promotion and commercialisation of local research and invests in new ventures that can bring in new technologies from abroad. From those investment activities, MTDC has evolved to become a venture capital outfit and has been the leading venture capitalist in the country long before the concept became familiar and accepted in Malaysia.

Globetronics Technology Bhd (2002 - 2004)
He served as a non-independent member to the Board of Directors of Globetronics Technology Bhd (GTB) during 2003 to 2004. Globetronics are a full-fledged IC contract manufacturer, specializing in Ceramic, Cerdip packages, PCB and RF assembly and Tape & Reel services. GTB’s Assembly/Test facilities support Military / Automotive / Commercial requirements.

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) (1999 – 2001)
Appointed as the Director of the Technical Division, MCMC. His main role was in spearheading the development of technical regulations for the converged communications and multimedia industry, in particular areas pertaining to radio spectrum management, the development and management of numbering and electronic addressing plans as well as the establishment of technical standards.

Towards the end of 2001, he was spearheading the new initiatives for the review and development of the Malaysian Spectrum Plan and Spectrum Strategic Frameworks. This has resulted in the ensuing creation of various new regulatory and policy frameworks governing spectrum management and radio-communications services in Malaysia. He was a member of the Management Committee of MCMC and directly involved in the process of transition and implementation of new regulatory frameworks for the communications and multimedia industry beginning year 1999. Retired from MCMC at end of December 2001 after completing his service contract.

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (1999)
Following his retirement and the disbandment of JTM he joined the newly formed Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) as a Consultant.
MCMC became the new Regulatory Agency for communications and multimedia industry (Telecommunications, Broadcasting and IT) in Malaysia through the enactment of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 replacing the Telecommunications Act 1957 and the Broadcasting Act 1988.


Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (JTM) (1994 –1999)

Beginning April 1994, he held the post of Director General of Telecommunications (DGT) until he retired from the Government service beginning 12 January 1999. During his tenure as DGT key policy and regulatory initiatives particularly in the areas of regulatory rules for multi-players and competitive environment were implemented. By the time he left the service the Malaysian Telecommunications Industry has progressed into one of the most liberalized market in the region. The re-restructuring of the communications sector in Malaysia beginning 1998 resulted in the convergence of the legal and regulatory frameworks for the telecommunications, broadcasting and the IT sectors in Malaysia. The new Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 was enforced in April 1999. At the same time through the enactment of Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998, a new Regulatory Agency, The Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) was formed and was operational on 1st November 1998. The Department of Telecommunications was dissolved in early 1999.


Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (JTM) (1987 – 1994)
He assumed the position of Assistant Director General/Director of Engineering of the newly formed “Telecommunications Regulatory Agency” (The New Telecommunications Department of Malaysia). Beginning July 1992, he was promoted to the post of Deputy Director General of Telecommunications. During his tenure as DDG, new spectrum management system for Malaysia employing Automated Frequency Management and Monitoring Systems (AFMS) were introduced, replacing the manual system.

The AFMS had provided a new platform for spectrum management frameworks in Malaysia, embodying components for spectrum allocation and assignment plans, spectrum monitoring and enforcement systems, licensing of radio-communications apparatus as well as technical compliance and testing facilities for telecommunications equipments. This had greatly improved the frequency management environment in Malaysia and the market environment for CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), creating competitive pricing for telecommunications equipments, higher growth of subscribers and users and importantly the level of quality of services