MEET THE TEAM
The Board of Directors is further supported by our Senior Leadership Team, led by Surina Shukri. They bring a wealth of industry experience and knowledge in their respective fields, and are collectively responsible for implementing and delivering our strategic industry development and digital transformation objectives.
  • SURINA SHUKRI
    Chief Executive Officer
  • DATO’ NG WAN PENG
    Chief Operating Officer
  • DATO’ FADZLI SHAH ANUAR
    Chief Strategy Officer
  • NOR FAIZAH OTHMAN
    Chief Financial Officer

    Vice President, Corporate & Client Facilitation Services
  • ABDUL MALICK ABOOBAKAR
    Chief Information Officer
  • GOPI GANESALINGAM
    Enterprise Development
  • NORHIZAM ABDUL KADIR
    Startup Ecosystem
  • SUMITRA NAIR
    Talent & Digital Entrepreneurship
  • HASNUL HADI SAMSUDIN
    Creative Content & Technologies
  • HEW WEE CHOONG
    Investment & Industry Development
  • NORDARZY RAZAK
    Sharing Economy Ecosystem
  • SONG HOCK KOON
    eCommerce
  • IR. DR KARL NG KAH HOU
    Data Economy
  • IR. WAN MURDANI WAN MOHAMAD
    Enabling Ecosystem
  • SUZANA NAWARDIN
    Human Capital
  • NIK AMALINA NIK ZAKARIA
    Customer Service
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
In order to navigate an intricate and fast-changing digital economy, MDEC puts together a management team that boasts extensive knowledge in many areas of our business. The Board of Directors is made up of representatives from the Government and corporate sectors.

The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the country’s tech-led initiatives, be it in terms of direction, strategic supervision, or management. With their blend of diversity and high-level expertise, there is no better team to guide MDEC towards a tech-led economy.
YBHG. DATO’ MATHIALAKAN CHELLIAH
Company Director Acting Chairman Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
YBhg. Dato’ Mathialakan Chelliah is MDEC’s Company Director and was appointed to the Board on 19 January 2015. He has served the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) for more than 30 years in various capacities and senior positions. From 1988 – 2008, he served in several MIDA overseas offices in Zurich, Berne, Milan and London to promote Malaysia as a potential investment location for European companies and to assist them to prepare their business models.
YBRS. EN. STEVE HSIEN-CHIENG HSIA
Chief Executive Officer and Co Founder Young Outliers, Inc.
YBrs. En. Steve Hsia is currently the co-Founder and CEO of Young Outliers, Inc. and was appointed to the Board on 27 January 2015. Steve is an active Internet business angel investor operating in Silicon Valley and Asia with various experiences with digital agencies, talents and start-ups.
YBRS. PN. AFIDAH AZWA BINTI ABDUL AZIZ
Deputy Undersecretary For The Investment Evaluation Section In The Strategic Investment Divison Of The Ministry Of Finance
YBrs. Pn. Afidah Azwa Binti Abdul Aziz was appointed on the Board of Directors of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), effective 16 October 2018. She was appointed as PUNB Board member effective 19 November 2015. She served as the alternate Board member since 2013, and currently she is the Deputy Undersecretary for the Investment Evaluation Section in the Strategic Investment Division of the Ministry of Finance since August, 2017. She is also a TEKUN Nasional Board Member, which she has been a part of since 15 October 2015.

Puan Afidah began her career in the banking industry in 2000 after graduating from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a Bachelor Degree in Economics in 1999. In 2009, she graduated with a Master’s in Development Economics from University Putra Malaysia (UPM).
PROFESSOR DATO’ DR HALIMAH BADIOZE ZAMAN F.A.SC
Non-Executive Independent Director  
Professor Dato’ Dr Halimah Badioze Zaman F.A.Sc was appointed onto the Board of Directors of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) effective 5 April 2019. Dato’ Dr Halimah has served in various capacities and roles at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for 39 years, which includes being one of the founding members of the Faculty of Information Science and Technology as well as a founder of the ICT niche at UKM. Currently, she is a Founding Director of the first centre of excellence in Computer Science at UKM, called Institute of Visual Informatics.

Over the years, Dato’ Dr Halimah has played a key role in multiple collaborations with industry leaders. It is through these collaborations that she’s able to receive multiple accolades for inventions and innovations at both national and international levels.
YBRS. MOHD YUZAIDI MOHD YUSOFF
Non-Executive Independent Director  
YBrs. Mohd Yuzaidi Mohd Yusoff was appointed to the Board on April 5, 2019. Yuzaidi has more than 25 years of consulting and entrepreneurial experience in Asia, with experience in various trades across a diversified portfolio of companies and industries. An alumnus of Accenture, Yuzaidi is the founder of Clear Minds Sdn. Bhd., a boutique consulting firm. He has also served as a nominee director for a couple of Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNS) invested companies and was the Group Chief Strategy and Corporate Governance Officer for PST Ventures Sdn Bhd.

Yuzaidi is the Chairman of the Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF), a group founded to foster intellectual engagement and dialogue on issues that touch on Islamic beliefs, practices, culture, social and thought. On July 1, 2019, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bank Islam. He also serves as a Board of Trustee for PADU Corporation, the performance and delivery unit of the education blueprint in the Ministry of Education.

WE LEAD MALAYSIA’S DIGITAL ECONOMY

Established in 1996, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn. Bhd. was the Government’s response to the then new concept of “Digital Economy”. Today, the global Digital Economy is estimated to be worth USD3 trillion, and MDEC continues its role to organise and lead Malaysia’s Digital Economy forward.

WHAT WE DO

MDEC has driven significant digital transformation and adoption across the public and private sectors in Malaysia since our establishment in 1996. As the world moves rapidly into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), MDEC is ready and fully focused on leading Malaysia’s Digital Economy forward by accelerating:

  • Formulation of policies and coordination of agencies to enable success
  • Development of futureproof workforce to grow the Digital Economy ecosystem
  • Creation of global champions to increase contribution from the Digital Economy to GDP

MDEC will leverage our proven track record, industry credibility and experienced leadership to connect, catalyse and commercialise digital initiatives to advance a thriving and sustainable Digital Economy for the country, with diversity and inclusivity at its core.

Our People

Digitalising a nation’s economy requires expertise in multiple industries. We bring together innovators, thought leaders and technology advocates to lead Malaysia’s Digital Economy forward.

The core values that we live by at MDEC are:

  • We Serve The Nation

  • We Are Forward Thinkers

  • We Are Go-Getters

  • We Are Collaborators

  • We Have Fun

But at the end of the day, the Digital Economy is not just MDEC’s responsibility – it is everybody’s. Our role is to help organise and inspire, but Malaysia’s digital future lies in the hands of her people.

Our Programmes & Initiatives

Today, MDEC oversees numerous programmes, including MSC Malaysia, a platform that nurtures the growth of local tech companies while attracting both foreign and domestic direct investments.

More recently, we launched people-oriented campaigns that focus on providing everyday Malaysians with the skills and opportunities they need to penetrate the digital market. These campaigns – eUsahawan and eRezeki – represents our vision that all Malaysians benefit from our efforts to champion the Digital Economy.

Board of Directors

Meet the industry professionals entrusted to guide MDEC through the complex and fluid Digital Economy.

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Senior Leadership Team

Get to know the Senior Leadership Team who are stewarding Malaysia’s Digital Economy initiatives and supporting the Board of Directors for MDEC to deliver on its mandate.

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DOTS & DASHES
In 1844, Samuel Morse sent a series of dots and dashes from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, Maryland, and forever changed the way our world communicated. By 1866, we had trans-Atlantic telegraph lines. In 1876 the telephone was invented. Welcome to the world’s first big Digital Transformation.

The 200 years since then has seen the birth of the Internet and the age of smartphones, bringing even bigger changes to the way we do everything – from entertainment to work to shopping and business.

How Connected Are We Today?
  • 3.2B
    Online Population
  • 53%
    Mobile Internet Penetration
  • 2B
    Social Media Users
SO WHAT IS THE
DIGITAL ECONOMY?
The Digital Economy refers to the actions taken by both the private and public sector to adopt and utilise digital technologies to communicate with the people, deliver goods and services and meet other core functions to raise productivity, revenue and incomes.

Today, it’s estimated that the Digital Economy is worth USD3 trillion.
Galvanising Malaysia’s Economy
The world’s economy is now digitally driven. It is critical that Malaysia takes the lead in key areas such as digital adoption, digital entrepreneurship and innovation. Tech talent will help drive our nation’s Digital Economy forward.
  • Digital adoption
  • Digital Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Tech Talent Development
  • Digital Inclusivity
Our Partners
In 1996, the Malaysian Government established the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) to manage the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Malaysia, a national initiative to promote both the nation’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, as well as provide a test-bed for the global ICT industry. Two decades forward, we can proudly claim:
  •   2,954
    Number of active MSC Malaysia status companies (as of May 2019)
  • RM 472B
    Revenue generated as of 2018
  •   182,538
    Number of jobs created as of 2018
Source: MDEC
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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to develop the nation’s Digital Economy by implementing efforts that are centred on attracting investments, building local tech champions, catalysing digital innovation ecosystems with supportive policies and propagating diversity and inclusivity.

The Multimedia Super Corridor

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Our Story

See who we are, what we do, and our goals for the future

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The Digital Step

Find out how your business can stay competitive through Digital Enablers

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