MDEC announces transformative appointments of four industry trailblazers to its board

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has announced transformative appointments of four respected industry leaders to its Board of Directors. 

The new members are Aireen Omar, President of Air Asia Digital, Farouk Peter Lee, the Asia Market General Manager for AXA Group Operations, Jaleeludeen Abu Baker, the Director of Legal & Administration at AHB International Berhad, and Dhesi Baha, a Public Health Medicine Specialist.

The four new members will complement the seven current board members, working alongside MDEC’s Chief Executive Officer, Surina Shukri, and the experienced management team.

“My mission is to recalibrate and diversify the composition of our board to strengthen MDEC’s mission to bring the benefits of digital technologies and solutions to all levels of Malaysian society. Assembling this incredible breadth of industry trailblazers to serve on our board will strengthen the depth and breadth of our expertise to benefit rural and urban needs, while accelerating our positioning as the Heart of Digital Asean,” said Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff, Chairman of MDEC. 

He added that the globally-recognised track record of these accomplished leaders provides MDEC and all of the stakeholders with deep sector expertise, high-performance leadership, and effective governance. The new board members will also empower the efforts to harness opportunities in the next normal, benefitting MSMEs, gig workers, MNCs, and the public sector alike.  

“I am humbled that these industry stalwarts have accepted my invitation to serve on the MDEC board and the nation. This board packs power and I certainly look forward to working closely with all the board members to intensify our outreach, deliver greater impact and equitable outcomes for the many.  I firmly believe the diversity in experience and thinking will define and drive real-world strategies and outcomes, reinventing the digital economy to achieve our vision of Malaysia 5.0,” Rais Hussin stated.  

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