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MDEC Committed To ‘Reinvent’ Mission as It Marks Silver Jubilee

  • 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 – In these unprecedented times, change is inevitable. The pandemic had upended life as we know it and in this new norm, its 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 that will lead 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 in navigating unprecedented disruption and opportunities in the new norm. The focus will be on enabling digital skills and job for the people, enabling 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 level – 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 the 4IR towards the vision of Malaysia 5.0 to benefit the many,” shared Datuk Wira Dr Hj. Rais Hussin, Chairman of MDEC.

In celebrating its 25 years, MDEC wishes the very best to all MDEC alumni who have contributed and continue to do so. As MDEC celebrates its Silver Jubilee this year, we continue to embrace change, attract high performing talent and welcome vibrant and transformational new hires that have come in to reinvent and transform MDEC to better serve the rakyat with increased transparency, accountability and integrity. Recent hires include executives from the private sector such as IBM, Microsoft, Celcom, Touch ‘n Go, Astro, Edelman, technology start-ups, Pemandu Associates, Media Prima and more. This is an unprecedented time in human history, and we welcome the constructive feedback and support to enable us to lead  the digital economy forward.

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