- Romainor has more than 23 years of experience in procurement, sourcing, contract management and vendor management in MNCs such as Maybank and Celcom Axiata prior to his appointment at MDEC
CYBERJAYA, 16 AUGUST 2021: The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead agency in digital transformation, today announced the appointment of Romainor Ismail as its Procurement Director.
Romainor began his career as a Programmer in DIGIERA in 1999 and went on to serve at Maybank as a Vendor Management Lead in 2012 and eventually became the Head of Sourcing & Category Management (Project) in Celcom Axiata early this year.
He will be responsible to lead, direct and coordinate all aspects of MDEC’s procurement activities in ensuring the acquisitions of goods and services are both cost-efficient and high quality. Romainor will also be tasked with managing contracts, evaluating supply options and maintaining accurate records.
He will be working closely with internal stakeholders to understand business needs, developing procurement strategies and implementing initiatives to deliver the best value to stakeholders.
“Romainor’s appointment highlights our long-standing commitment to attracting top talents in the industry and getting the best leadership team on board. His experience and skills to develop, implement and manage the annual procurement planning is very much in line with MDEC’s efforts towards building Malaysia 5.0, a nation deeply integrated with technology, providing equitable digital opportunities to the people and businesses,” said Datuk Wira Dr Hj. Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff, Chairman, MDEC.
“Romainor will establish and implement short and long term procurement goals, objectives and operational effectiveness. This will ensure MDEC is able to create higher impact in a more sustainable manner,” said Surina Shukri, CEO, MDEC.
“It is an honour to be part of an esteemed organisation. Being part of the MDEC team gives me an opportunity to truly serve and give back to the nation and people,” said Romainor.
He holds a Bachelor In Information Technology (Hons) from the Northern University of Malaysia and a Masters in Science in Information Technology from Universiti Teknologi MARA. Romainor will report to the Chief Transformation Officer, Mohd Afdhal Bin Mohd Nayan.
About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is the agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia leading the nation’s digital transformation for 25 years. MDEC’s agenda is Malaysia 5.0, enabling a nation deeply integrated with technology, providing equitable digital opportunities to the people and businesses.
In order to achieve this, we will focus on four key thrust lead DIGITAL thrusts, New skills, Adoption, Disruptors and Investments. This forms the basis of our NADI Digital brand campaign, that will drive our core programmes for the rakyat, business and investors. MDEC’s aim is for Malaysia to become a globally competitive digital nation, anchored on inclusivity, sustainability and shared prosperity, firmly establishing Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.
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