Chari TVT was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer of Axiata on 1 January 2014. Prior to this, Chari served as Chief Financial Officer of Celcom since May 2009. During his time at Celcom, Chari was instrumental to many initiatives that contributed to excellent financial performance of Celcom, making it one of the most profitable companies in Malaysia.
Before joining Celcom, Chari was Vice President, Sales at HP Financial Services Asia Pacific and Japan. He spent 20 years at HP, of which 10 years was in senior finance positions in various countries such as Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, and 10 years heading Sales and Marketing for Asia Pacific as well as a large business unit with revenue of close to USD1 billion.
Chari holds an MBA from State University of New York in Buffalo, USA. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK (CIMA), an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA) and Institute of Cost and Works Accountants (ICWA) from India.