Pushpa Nair is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in these dynamic sectors, and their expertise will be instrumental in guiding our Firm and clients through the intricacies of ESG compliance, technology trends, media strategies, telecommunications advancements, and corporate governance.
Pushpa brings a wealth of experience and academic excellence to her role, having graduated with First Class Honors in LLB from Universiti Malaya in 1985. She furthered her legal education by earning a Master’s degree in law from the prestigious University of Cambridge. Her commitment to continuous learning is evident through her Post Graduate Diploma in Competition Law and Economics for Competition Law from King’s College London.
Pushpa is dedicated to staying at the forefront of industry trends, as reflected in her ongoing certification pursuit in ESG Reporting with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and her completion of a Certificate in The Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies from the Cambridge University Judge Business School.
Pushpa’s remarkable career trajectory began when she was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1986. She has contributed to various sectors, starting with legal practice at Messrs Zain & Co. Following her early legal career, Pushpa made an impact in academia by teaching at the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya. She then transitioned to the corporate world, notably as the first Legal Adviser for Fraser & Neave (M) Sdn Bhd and contributed to the establishment of Maxis and Astro within the Usaha Tegas group.
Her commitment to shaping the telecommunications industry was evident in her role as the first Legal Adviser at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in 1999, where she participated in critical World Trade Organization negotiations. Pushpa later embarked on an international assignment, serving as Director of Licensing at the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where she played a pivotal role in drafting Licensing Regulations and shaping the UAE’s telecommunications landscape.
Upon her return to Malaysia, Pushpa continued to make substantial contributions as an independent consultant in legal and regulatory matters. Concurrently, she pursued her studies in Competition Law at King’s College, London. In 2015, she accepted the role of Director, Regulatory Affairs at Ooredoo Myanmar Limited, a prominent telecom licensee in Myanmar, before eventually returning to Malaysia.
Pushpa’s unique perspective, acquired by her experiences both as a regulator and an operator, led to her appointment as a member of the MCMC in September 2018 where she served for more 2 years, further attesting to her expertise and influence in the field.
Pushpa Nair joined Azmi & Associates in October 2021 as Senior Associate 1/Director with an extensive experience encompassing Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”), Technology, Media & Telecommunication (“TMT”), and Commercial.