SURINA SHUKRIChief Executive Officer
DATO’ NG WAN PENGChief Operating Officer
NOR FAIZAH OTHMANChief Financial Officer
Vice President, Finance & Corporate Services
DATO’ FADZLI SHAH ANUARChief Strategy Officer
RAYMOND SIVAChief Marketing Officer
Vice President, Branding & Strategic Partnerships
ABDUL MALICK ABOOBAKARChief Information Officer
BOARD OF DIRECTORSIn 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.
GOPI GANESALINGAMGlobal Growth Acceleration
NORHIZAM ABDUL KADIRFintech & Islamic Digital Economy
DR. SUMITRA NAIRDigital Talent Development
HASNUL HADI SAMSUDINDigital Creative Content
HEW WEE CHOONGInvestment Development
NORDARZY RAZAKDigital Inclusion
SONG HOCK KOONeCommerce
IR. DR KARL NG KAH HOUData Ecosystem Development
IR. WAN MURDANI WAN MOHAMADDigital Infrastructure & Services
SUZANA NAWARDINHuman Capital
NIK AMALINA NIK ZAKARIAMSC Business Services
MUHUNDHAN KAMARAPULLAIBusiness Digital Adoption
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 CHELLIAHCompany 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 HSIAChief 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 AZIZDeputy Undersecretary For The Investment Evaluation Section In The Strategic Investment Divison Of The Ministry Of FinanceYBrs. 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.SCNon-Executive Independent DirectorProfessor 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 YUSOFFNon-Executive Independent DirectorYBrs. 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.YBhg. Dato’ Suriani Binti Dato’ AhmadSecretary General at the Ministry of Communications and MultimediaYBhg. Dato’ Suriani Binti Dato’ Ahmad was appointed to the Board of Directors of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) effective 26 August 2019. In 2018, Dato’ Suriani became the Director of the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and as of July 1st 2019, she was appointed as the Secretary General of Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM).
Previously, she held the post of Director at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Undersecretary at the Ministry of Defence (MinDef) and was later promoted to Deputy Secretary General (Policy) in 2014. In 2015, she was transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) as the Deputy Secretary General for Policy and Control and she was then promoted as the Secretary General for the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) on 2017.
Her excellent contributions had won her several awards in the organization she served including Best Officer Award (1999) and Excellent Employee Award (2000). Dato’ Suriani has been conferred by the Raja of Perlis two state awards, namely the ‘Darjah Ahli Mahkota Perlis’ (AMP) in 2006 and the ‘Darjah Seri Sirajuddin Perlis’ (DSSP) in May 2012. In 2015, she was conferred with the ‘Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang’ (DIMP) by the Sultan of Pahang.
WE LEAD MALAYSIA’S DIGITAL ECONOMY
WHAT WE DO
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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn MoreDOTS & DASHESIn 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?
SO WHAT IS THE
53%Mobile Internet Penetration
2BSocial Media Users
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.
- Digital adoption
Getting everyone on board with digital means every member of our community must embrace digital technology. We need to take advantage of technological advancements to increase the speed of business and government services to improve the quality of life.
- Digital Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Promoting digital entrepreneurship is an especially vital path for Malaysia to boost economic growth and job creation. We need to speed the growth of digital entrepreneurship and innovation to propel Malaysia to the front of the global stage.
- Tech Talent Development
Making Malaysia into a digital economic powerhouse requires a pool and pipeline of human capital with the right skills and training. We are intensifying our efforts to develop the necessary tech talent that will redefine our Digital Economy.
- Digital Inclusivity
A prosperous nation is one in which its citizens work together for the common good. We aim to empower Malaysians both young and old through digital means in order to enhance their productivity, resulting in a better nation for all of us.
2,954Number of active MSC Malaysia status companies (as of May 2019)
RM 472BRevenue generated as of 2018
182,538Number of jobs created as of 2018
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.
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