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CYBERJAYA, 17 AUGUST 2021 – The Board of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announces that Surina Shukri, Chief Executive Officer of MDEC will move on to focus on interests close to her heart, relinquishing her role as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 31 August 2021.

“It has been an absolute privilege to lead MDEC and the nation’s digital economy agenda forward through the unexpected changes and significant challenges over the past two years and seven months. I am proud of what the team at MDEC has accomplished in these circumstances, focused on firmly establishing our beloved Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN. I am confident this team will continue to build on the successes that have been achieved to fully deliver on our mandate to the people and nation,” said Surina.

Appointed on 16 January 2019, Surina was named the World’s 50 Most Influential People Revolutionising Governance in the Agile 50 list compiled by Apolitical and the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Agile Governance in 2020.

Surina has also overseen the successful ‘Reinvent’ mission and its implementation at MDEC resulting in an agile and professional agency operating at a high level of integrity, delivering high impact initiatives benefitting the people, businesses and investors. She has also been a key contributor to establishing digital and technology as a national agenda in line with the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint or MyDIGITAL and the National 4IR Policy.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to record our recognition and appreciation of Surina’s partnership in executing MDEC’s ‘Reinvent’ mission and commitment towards the nation’s digital transformation agenda. The Board wishes her well in her future endeavours,” said Datuk Wira Dr Hj. Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff, Chairman, MDEC.  

The MDEC Management Operating Council (MOC) will continue to operate in the interim and ensure a seamless transition until her successor is announced.

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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 aims to enable a nation deeply integrated with technology, providing equitable digital opportunities to society, people and businesses, echoing the Malaysia 5.0 agenda. 

In order to achieve this, MDEC will focus on the following four DIGITAL thrusts, New skills, Adoption, Disruptors and Investments. This forms the basis of our NADI Digital execution framework that will drive our core programmes for the rakyat, industry and investors.  MDEC’s targets for Malaysia to become a globally competitive digital nation, anchored on inclusivity, sustainability and shared prosperity, and firmly establishing Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.

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