Clarion Call of ‘Change Is the Only Constant’ leads MDEC’s paradigm shift to
navigate these unprecedented times of Business Unusual in its 25th Year.
- Clarion Call of ‘Change Is the Only Constant’ leads MDEC’s paradigm shift to navigate these unprecedented times of Business Unusual in its 25th Year
- New approach and fresh perspectives needed to establish digital economy as a key driver of the nation’s growth
- Holistic Governance Review and Commitment to Radical Transparency, Accountability and Integrity to drive strategy forward
Cyberjaya, 20 January 2021: In these unprecedented times, change is inevitable. The pandemic has upended life as we know it and in this new norm, it’s business unusual. The approach to old problems must be through fresh perspectives and bold new vision.
“As MDEC celebrates 25 years of leading the tech and digital industry forward, we recognise that digital transformation and adoption is crucial for our people and industry to capitalise on new opportunities. MDEC is confident that its new agile, streamlined and collaborative leadership structure will enhance its mass outreach and enable it to achieve its vision of a people-first society in the age of 4IR technology, leading to shared prosperity for all, or Malaysia 5.0,” said Surina Shukri, CEO MDEC.
“MDEC’s ‘Reinvent’ mission includes bringing in exceptional talents with both private and public sector experience coupled with new approaches and thinking. The objective is clear – intensify MDEC’s initiatives to grow the nation’s digital economy for the many, especially while navigating unprecedented disruption and opportunities in the new norm. The focus will be on enabling digital skills and jobs for the people, empowering digital and technology businesses, accelerating digital adoption and driving digital investments. We will not be distracted from our mission and I strongly re-affirm the executive leadership’s close and collaborative working relationship with our Chairman and the Board of Directors to holistically reinvent MDEC for the future,” added Surina.
“As we institutionalise the recommendations from the holistic governance review and recalibrate our capability and capacity to deliver on our ‘Reinvent’ mission, MDEC has naturally seen movement at all levels – this is expected and warranted. MDEC recognizes and has taken action to bring in industry-focused talents and technocrats to help Malaysia make the digital leap into 4IR as part of effort to realize Malaysia 5.0 vision, to benefit the many,” shared Datuk Wira Dr Hj. Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff, Chairman of MDEC.
As MDEC celebrates its Silver Jubilee this year, it wishes the very best to all MDEC alumni who have contributed since its inception and continue to do so. The organization continues to embrace change, attract high performing talents and welcome vibrant and transformational new hires that have come in to reinvent MDEC to better serve the rakyat with increased transparency, accountability and integrity. Recent hires include executives from the private sector and organisations such as Astro, Celcom, Edelman, IBM, Media Prima, Microsoft, Pemandu Associates, Touch ‘n Go, technology start-ups and more. This is an unprecedented time in human history, and MDEC welcomes the constructive feedback and support to enable it to lead the digital economy forward.
Below are some of the senior personnel that have left the organisation since October 2020:
About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is a government agency under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia entrusted to lead Malaysia’s digital economy forward.
Incorporated in 1996 to oversee the development of the MSC Malaysia initiative, MDEC’s
primary mandate today is to accelerate the growth of digitally skilled Malaysians, digitally
powered businesses and digital investments in Malaysia. MDEC is focused on creating
inclusive, high-quality growth through the nationwide digitalization initiatives that are in line
with the Government’s Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 and firmly establishing Malaysia as the
Heart of Digital ASEAN.
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