Datuk Prakash Chandran Madhu Sudanan
Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Prakash Chandran Madhu Sudanan, aged 60, an Indian citizen, male, was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2023.
Datuk Prakash holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from University of Kerala, India in 1985. He is also certified as a professional electrical engineer in Australia by ENGINEERS Australia.
In 2017, he was admitted into the Court of Emeritus Fellows of the Malaysian Institute of Management (“MIM”).
Datuk Prakash began his career as Project Engineer in Crompton Greaves Ltd, India in 1986 and later joined ABB Industrial & Building Systems Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia holding the position of General Manager and several other roles from 1990 to 1996.
He then joined Siemens Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (“Siemens Malaysia”) holding the position of Senior Vice President, Power Transmission & Distribution (PTD) and other positions in PTD from 1996 to 2008. He was the Executive Vice President & Head of Siemens Energy Sector, ASEAN from August 2008 to July 2011. In 2009, he was the first Asian to take over as the President & CEO of Siemens Malaysia, a role he kept till January 2018. Datuk Prakash then moved on as the President Director & CEO of PT. Siemens Indonesia from October 2017 until September 2021.
In terms of Board membership, Datuk Prakash was a director of Siemens Limited Thailand from 2009 to 2012 and a member of Board of Commissioners of PT. Java Power Indonesia and PT. Siemens Mobility Indonesia for several years during his stint in Indonesia.
Datuk Prakash received the Malaysian Leadership Excellence Award from MIM in 2016, the Brandlaureate Brand ICON Leadership Award as “Transformational Corporate Leader” in 2014 and the “Life at Work” Organisational Award from Talent Corporation Malaysia in 2014.