Welcome to the AFL’s Executive Team page. The long term success that AFL has achieved in the competitive in-building wireless network industry takes the talent and dedication of many people, and at AFL we have the best in the industry. Here you will find biographies of AFL’s executive leadership team.

Tooraj ForughianTooraj Forughian

General Manager

Tooraj Forughian has over 25 years of professional experience in the business development, sales and marketing, engineering practice and academia. His experience encompasses diverse Industries (power engineering and telecommunication), organizations (MNC, SME and Startup), and cultural environments (Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and South East Asia).

Following his graduation, he joined GEC Alsthom (a major power transmission equipment manufacturer in United Kingdom) as a design engineer and was later promoted to the post of senior design engineer in charge of the company’s AC research laboratory. In 1988, Tooraj moved to AK Fans Ltd (a defense-related company in the United Kingdom) to lead the electronic design activities of the company.

In 1993, Tooraj moved to Singapore to join Ngee Ann Polytechnic where in addition to academic duties, he provided consultancy services to several projects and co-founded Ngee Ann-Altera training centre. In 1999, Tooraj co-founded BBS Access Pte Ltd (a company engaged in the development and manufacturing of telecommunication and power utility metering products). As an executive director (Sales & Marketing) Tooraj played an instrumental role in taking the organization from a startup to an export-oriented, multicultural company and played a leading role in developing the brand and image of the company and its products. The company has been recipient of two Enterprise 50 awards, was ranked 3rd amongst privately owned companies in Singapore in 2005 and was awarded the prestigious Pioneer Status in 2004. Tooraj has represented the company in numerous trade missions out of Singapore.

Tooraj holds a Bachelors degree (Honours) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Masters of Science in Power Electronics from Loughborough University of Technology in United Kingdom. He has delivered several seminars across the world and has published numerous articles.

Tooraj has been an active member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE, UK) and has held various offices in the Singapore chapter of the Institution. Notably, he lead the IEE, Singapore Centre as its chairman in1999-2001 and was IEE’s representative in the Asia Board Region. He was also a member of the National Committee for Engineering Organisations in Singapore.

 

Saravanan Manickam

Saravanan Manickam

Project Director

As the Project Director, Saravanan is responsible for overseeing the operations team, post-sales support and Business Strategy function for the region.

An international executive with more than 15 years of progressive advancement in the telecommunication industry serving as a Project Director. Demonstrates a proven record in leading as many as 200 associates, streamlining business process, managing and delivering multiple projects on time and within budget. Possesses exceptional skills and ability in business development, with consistent success in driving revenues, growth, and profitability. Strong skill set in communication, networking, and ability to develop high-performance teams.

 

Sallim Abdul KadirSallim Abdul Kadir

Director, Human Capital

As Head of Human Capital, Sallim Abdul Kadir is responsible for the human resource policies and practices of AFL.

Sallim has more than 20 years of experience in the field of human resource management and development. His foray into the human resource area started in training and development whilst working as a Senior Audit Manager in Coopers & Lybrand, an international public accounting firm where he developed training plans and delivered both technical and non technical programes. His last position held in Coopers & Lybrand was as Director of Human Resources.

With the merger between Coopers & Lybrand and PriceWaterhouse, Sallim continued as Director of Human Resources of the merged entity of PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore. He headed a team of 15 HR support personnel and was responsible for managing a workforce of 1500 personnel comprising mainly of professionals.

Prior to joining AFL, Sallim was Director of Corporate Membership Services with the Singapore Training & Development Association where he guided and provided leadership to a team of training consultants responsible for designing, customizing and delivering training programes for corporate clients.