Orissa Wicomm Key Personnel


Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad Syed Abdul Kadir


Professional Experience :

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Malaya in 1971 and obtained a Ph.D in Business Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA) in 1986. In 2005, he obtained a Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Hons) degree from University of Malaya and obtained a Certificate   in Legal Practice in 2008. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in July 2009. In November 2009, he completed his LLM (Corporate Law) degree from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UITM). In July 2011, he became a member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom. Subsequently, he became a fellow member of the Institute in May 2012.

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad started his career in 1973 as Senior Project Officer, School of Financial Management at the National Institute of Public Administration (Intan) and held various positions prior to his appointment as Deputy Director (Academic). In November 1988, he joined the Ministry of Education as Secretary of Higher Education and assumed the position of Deputy Secretary (Foreign and Domestic Borrowing, Debt Management) of the Finance Division, Federal Treasury. From 1993 to 1997, he joined the Board of Directors of Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, initially as an Alternate Executive Director and later as an Executive Director. Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad then joined the Ministry of Finance as Secretary of Tax Analysis Division and later became the Deputy Secretary (Operations). Prior to his retirement, he was the Secretary General in the Ministry of Human Resource.

Datuk Dr. Syed Muhamad is the Chairman of Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad and Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad. He is also a Director of Euro Holdings Berhad, Solution Engineering Holdings Berhad, BSL Corporation Berhad, Malakoff Corporation Berhad and ACR ReTakaful SEA Berhad. He also sits on the Board of several private limited companies.


Nallen Singhe

Chief Executive Officer

Professional Experience :

Nallen is the CEO & Founder of Orissa Wicomm (M) Sdn Bhd.

He started his career as an auditor in London, UK upon earning his professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Upon his return, Nallen joined Ernst & Young as a senior consultant where he was directly responsible for handling various receivership and liquidation matters in the Corporate Recovery & Insolvency unit.

He was then employed by Maxis Communications (formerly known as Binariang Sdn Bhd) and as one of its pioneers he was very involved in growing the mobile and fixed network for Maxis. His career at Maxis was from June 1993 – August 1998 and during this time, Nallen had served in numerous roles, namely Head of Fixed Network, Head of Business Development (Fixed Line Services).

Nallen’s leadership ensured various groups such as marketing, technical and sales functioned in a streamlined manner and only viable projects where undertaken with management’s consent and approval. It was also during this period, Maxis managed to secure significant numner of right of ways to allow a rapid roll out of its HFC network.

As a pioneer in the telecommunications industry, Nallen was offered many positions by various telecommunications company in Malaysia & the Philippines. Nallen subsequently joined Eltek, a Norwegian based company as its Chief Operating Officer for both its Malaysian & Philippines operations, having been invovled in opening of these 2 operations for Eltek. He was then promoted to its Chief Executive Officer within 2 years due to his ability to grow Eltek’s business in the DC Power Systems market for telcos.

With Eltek’s continued year on year growth in the he region, Nallen was appointed Deputy Managing Director for the APAC region in tandem with his existing role as CEO for Malaysia and Phillipines. Under Nallen’s stewardship, offices in Malaysia and Philippines then continued its unprecedented growth as all major telco operators in both countries were on Eltek’s order book. He was also influential in opening new operations in Cambodia and growing other businesses for Eltek in the Region.

Nallen has also served in various other capacities such as Director (Project Development – APAC) at CH2MHILL and Chief Operating Advisor for Broadband Philippines and in the process has accumulated vast experience and a wealth of knowledge in telecommunication industry at large.

In his spare time, Nallen loves to hang out with his family and contribute to charitable causes. He is also an avid golfer.



Ruben Kamalaruben

Director of Sales

Professional Experience :

Ruben graduated with a Bachelor of Electronics & Computer Engineering from The Robert Gordon University, Scotland United Kingdom in 2002. He completed his Advanced Diploma in Computer Engineering from Informatics College, Kuala Lumpur before advancing his studies overseas.

Ruben has been working since the age of 17 alongside completing his education. After graduating from The Robert Gordon University, he started his Professional Career in Scicom (M) Sdn Bhd as a Technical Consultant for Nokia. After a year, he was offered to work in Singapore for PCS Peripherals Pte Ltd, handling InFocus Projectors Supply Chain & Engineering Services.

He was then offered to work for the principle company, InFocus Systems Asia Pte Ltd, as they required his expertise in the Service Engineering department as they were migrating operations from USA to Singapore.

Due to the passion in Sales, Ruben was offered to work as a Sales Engineer at Eltek Valere Pte Ltd handling local Sales. Due to his outstanding performance and achievements, he was appointed to handle the Sales for Malaysia, Sri Lanka and also involved in the setup of Eltek Valere’s Industrial Power segment head quartered in Singapore. With the experience, influence & achievements in these markets, Ruben was picked to lead the Sales & Technical for Orissa Wicomm (M) Sdn Bhd focusing in the Telecommunication, Industrial Power & Renewable Energy market in Malaysia & Philippines.

As the head of Sales & Technical, Ruben will help to further strengthen the portfolio of the company by providing top solutions and ensuring that the product or solution being carried is of top quality.


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