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Datuk Seri Sr. Haji Md Alwi Appointed as MDEC Chairman

CYBERJAYA, 1 DECEMBER 2021: Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead digital economy agency, today announced the appointment of YB Datuk Seri Sr. Haji Md Alwi bin Haji Che Ahmad as its Chairman, effective 1 December 2021, for a period of two years. 

The State Assemblyman for Kok Lanas, Kelantan, Datuk Seri Sr. Haji Md Alwi has held various top positions in the government. He served as the Political Secretary to the Minister of Youth and Sports in 1990 to 1992 and to the Minister of Rural Development Malaysia from 1993 to 1999, before taking position as the Political Secretary to the Prime Minister in 2007 to 2009.

Prior to serving as State Assemblyman, he was also the Member of Parliament Ketereh from 2004 to 2008. A leading figure in poverty eradication, he has been serving as the Chairman of Yayasan Kemiskinan Kelantan since 1993.

Datuk Seri Sr. Haji Md Alwi has also held multiple corporate positions, including serving as Chairman to Silver Ridge Berhad from 2004 to 2008, Syarikat Permodalan Risda Berhad from 2006 to 2016, and KEMUBU Agricultural Development Authority (KADA) from 2014 to 2018. He is currently a Board Member of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) since 2020.

A professional Licensed Land Surveyor, Datuk Seri Sr. Haji Md Alwi is a Principal of AA Geomatics and Survey Consultants Firm and a Fellow of the Institute of Surveyor Malaysia.

His robust academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science (Survey & Mapping) from the Western Australian Institute of Technology Perth (now Curtin University) and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM); on top of professional training in Hydrography and Seabed Mappings, Motorised Levellings, and Lidar Surveys and Mapping from Canada, Sweden, USA and China.




About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is the agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia leading the digital transformation of the economy for 25 years. We aim to enable a progressive, innovation-led digital economy.

MDEC will continue to lead Malaysia’s digital economy forward towards becoming a globally competitive digital nation, anchored on innovation, sustainability and shared prosperity, firmly establishing Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.


To find out more about MDEC’s Digital Economy initiatives, please visit us at www.corpwebv3prd.wpengine.com or follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyMDEC/ Twitter: @mymdec


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