KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 -- The Finance Ministry has appointed Treasury secretary-general Datuk Asri Hamidon as the chairman of Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), the special purpose vehicle that will auction off the 5G spectrum in the country.

In a statement, it said several others have also been appointed to DNB's board of members.

These include Malaysia Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit director-general Datuk Seri Yusof Ali, former Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission chairman Datuk Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi and noted lawyer and businessman Datuk Muthanna Abdullah.

Former Astro Holdings Berhad and Maxis Berhad senior executive Augustus Ralph Marshall was also appointed as DNB's chief executive officer.