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MDEC Announces Appointment of Chief Strategy Officer

3 February 2016

CYBERJAYA, 3 February 2016 – The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) announced today the appointment of Siva Ramanathan as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of MDEC. As the CSO, he is now responsible in driving strategy and planning as well as transformation and change management for MDEC in order to achieve world-class performance.

Siva brings with him over twenty years of business development, finance, engineering and management experience in both start-up and mature environments across multiple industries gathered from a global, diverse working exposure. 

His last employment was as the Business Development Director with AirAsia X where his prime responsibility was to set up and grow AirAsia X’s international hubs, ensuring these are imbued with AirAsia Group’s best practices and culture.

Before his career with AirAsiaX, Siva was working for the Usaha Tegas Group, where he was with Astro start-up team and managed major M&A activities across multiple industries. Prior to that, he was a co-founder and COO Asia for a US based video internet technology start-up and headed the business development in Southeast Asia of a major US civil engineering consultant.

Siva is a UK and Malaysia Chartered Civil Engineer with an MBA from the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business.