Mr. Thomas Hundt
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas has vast experience in the telecommunications industry, having held key management positions in Siemens AG’s Communications Division and at Nokia Siemens Networks. He was also a member of the Supervisory Board at Azerfon in Azerbaijan.
From 2008 until 2013, he was the CEO of the Cambodian mobile operator startup Smart Mobile, which acquired market competitor Star-Cell in 2011. Then, following the merger of Hello Axiata and Smart Mobile in February 2013, Thomas became CEO of the then-newly created Smart Axiata, now the leading mobile operator in Cambodia. Since January 2020, Thomas has also been Group Executive Vice President for Technology at Axiata Group Berhad.
Mr. Feiruz IKHWAN
Chief Financial Officer
Feiruz joined Smart Axiata in October 2018, having worked for Axiata Group for over 10 years in Indonesia and Malaysia. He was previously the Group Head of Finance at XL Axiata in Indonesia, leading strategic financial initiatives and playing a key role in XL’s “Transformational Journey”. With Axiata Group since 2008, Feiruz has led their investor relations efforts and was an integral part of the team overseeing regional operations. His career in the telecommunications industry began at Telekom Malaysia Berhad, which later demerged and listed as Axiata Group Berhad.
Feiruz is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the United Kingdom and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Economics (Accounting and Finance) from the London School of Economics.
(Accounting and Finance) from the London School of Economics.
Mr. Andrey Kuzin
Chief Technical Officer
Andrey has 15 years of experience in mobile telecommunications. In that time, he has developed a broad skillset and gained a comprehensive understanding of the industry, working for several well-known operators and vendors.
Beginning his career in engineering before going on to focus on project management, he has extensive experience in managing complex telecommunication projects in various countries. He was instrumental in the successful merging of Hello Axiata and Smart Mobile into Smart Axiata. The network merger proved to be a key foundational pillar of Smart’s growth, with the combined subscriber base and revenue establishing Smart as a leader in the Cambodian telecommunications industry.
Andrey is a natural leader, striving to continually grow together with those around him and making sure that his colleagues not only realize their potential but also enjoy themselves doing so.
Mr. Kalyan Achyutuni
Chief Information Officer
Kalyan was appointed Chief Information Officer at Smart Axiata in August 2017. Prior to joining Smart, he held multiple leadership positions during a four-year stint at Axiata Group. Kalyan has more than 17 years’ experience as an IT and telecommunications executive and believes that technological advancements can create a significant impact in society by improving people’s lives. He has an extensive and successful track record in handling complex projects and managing multicultural teams comprising multiple nationalities.
Kalyan graduated as an engineer, specializing in electronics in India. He has gained a wealth of experience in the field of information technology, having worked for various multinational IT services and consulting firms, including Infosys Technologies Limited and Tata Consultancy Services in India and Malaysia respectively.
Mr. Anthony Perkins
Chief Digital Services Officer
Anthony joined Smart Axiata in late 2016. Prior to joining Smart, he worked at Cambodian conglomerate Royal Group for a year, and before that, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Cambodian specialized bank Wing. He is a long-term resident of Cambodia, living in the country since 2008.
After starting in the technology department at Wing, Anthony eventually rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer before becoming Chief Executive Officer shortly after the takeover of Wing by Royal Group from ANZ. He would go on to lead the company to the top of the mobile money industry in Cambodia.
Born in the United Kingdom, Anthony worked in London for 11 years, holding various positions at blue-chip financial institutions such as Barclays, Aon, Bank of New York Europe, IBM Global Services, Royal Bank of Scotland and JP Morgan Cazenove. He graduated from the University of Greenwich with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Computer Science in 1997.
Mrs. Mila Jivkova Kusheva
Chief Marketing Officer
Mila joined Smart Axiata as Chief Marketing Officer at the beginning of 2021. Over the course of her career, Mila has accrued broad experience in the telecommunications industry, having worked for three multinational telecom groups – OTE, Deutsche Telecom and Norwegian Telenor. Her roles have varied from business analysis and product development to customer lifecycle and value management, digital interactions and channel development. Mila was previously the Marketing Director at Telenor Bulgaria and Telenor Hungary.
As a marketeer at heart, Mila is dedicated to designing customer-centric propositions that add value to people’s lives through simplicity and efficiency. Teamwork and cross-functional engagement are key principles that Mila follows in her everyday professional life. She believes that overall market performance can be improved by developing and advancing the capabilities and skills of her team.
Mila holds a master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the University of Sofia and a Black Belt certification. She also has postgraduate degrees in Innovation in the Digital Economy from INSEAD and Strategy Execution from London Business School.