MDEC Appoints Corporate Stalwart As Chief Innovation and Technology Officer

MDEC which has been on a transformational journey and a recruitment drive for top level posts, has appointed a new lead to head its innovation and technology division.

Richard Loh Tian Hu will now be the new Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at MDEC, Richard began his career in 1997 at Siemens Malaysia, eventually rising to become the Chief Information Officer at Nokia Siemens Networks in 2006. He also served as the Chief Information Officer of AIG Insurance Malaysia as well as Country Head of IT Services at Zurich Insurance Malaysia. Prior to his appointment he was serving at AXA Partners (Asia Region) as its Chief Information Officer.   

His primary responsibility will be to lead and develop MDEC’s Digital Information Technology Strategy, Plan and Transformation, in addition he will be tasked to review, reorganise and integrate the agency’s technology functions and infrastructures to maximise MDEC’s capabilities.

“Richard possesses the experience and deep knowhow to move MDEC’s digital transformation initiatives further for the benefit of the many, propagating a society integrated with technology, anchored by inclusivity and equitability in line with Malaysia 5.0. His credentials and track record speak for themselves and I am enthralled to welcome him to Team MDEC,” said Datuk Wira Dr Hj. Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff, Chairman, MDEC.

Richard will report to the CEO and will also be appointed as one of MDEC’s Operating Council (MOC) members.

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