YBrs. Puan Pushpa Nair
Non-Governmental Commission Member
YBrs. Puan Pushpa Nair has been appointed as a Commission Member of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission effective from
12 September 2018 for a period of 2 years.
Puan Pushpa Nair graduated in 1985 from Universiti Malaya with an LL.B (Hons) First Class and also has a Masters degree in law from the University of Cambridge. She was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1986 and since then has had a varied career. She taught at the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya for three years following which she joined Fraser & Neave (M) Sdn Bhd as the first Legal Adviser based in Malaysia. She subsequently joined the Usaha Tegas group and among other corporate ventures of the group was involved in the initial stages of the establishment of Maxis and Astro.
After leaving Usaha Tegas she ventured into the field of telecom regulation as the first Legal Adviser of the then newly set up Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in 1999. She served in the MCMC in various capacities including Head, Monitoring and Compliance and Head, Economic Regulation which saw her participating in WTO negotiations as the MCMC representative.
In 2007 she left for the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) to take up the post of Director Licensing at the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the U.A.E. At the TRA she was tasked with drafting the Licensing Regulations and operationalising the licensing framework for telecoms in the U.A.E. Her scope of work was subsequently widened to include E-Commerce related matters.
On her return to Malaysia she acted as independent consultant on legal and regulatory matters plus part time academic (in Universiti Malaya) while furthering her studies in the field of Competition Law. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Competition Law and in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College, London.
Subsequently in 2014 she took up the position of Director, Regulatory Affairs in Ooredoo Myanmar Limited, one of two new licensees in Myanmar. She returned to Malaysia upon completing her term in Myanmar. She has thus had exposure to both the regulator and operator world views of telecom regulation.
Pushpa is a member of LeadWomen and The 30% Club both of which advocate gender diversity in corporate boards.