MyCreative Ventures has welcomed Junady Nawawi as Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO). The appointment comes on the back of an intensive period which saw the Government Agency carry out a series of initiatives, namely the PENJANA Plan for the Creative Industries, the Malaysian Creative Industry Stimulus Package (PRISMA) and the National People’s Well-Being and Economic Recovery Package (PEMULIH) to the creative industry to help businesses and industry practitioners navigate through the pandemic and recover.
Chairman of MyCreative Noor Azmi Mat Said said, “The role of GCEO of MyCreative Ventures requires a broad range of skills including a depth of leadership experience, the ability to navigate the corridors of multiple stakeholders that include Government Ministries, players of the creative ecosystem et cetera, plus a determination to make the Orange Economy matter for individuals, local creative practitioners and the nation.” Noor Azmi added “With the attention turning to recovery following the opening of the creative sectors, MyCreative has every confidence in Junady’s ability to accelerate efforts to fulfil our enhanced focus to drive Malaysia’s orange economy through strategically curated ecosystem development initiatives, funding assistances and innovative investments, to increase economic contribution and
Junady holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. (Honours)) in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
The orange economy will contribute towards achieving the Government’s aspiration for the industry to contribute RM31.9 billion to Malaysia’s gross domestic product by 2025, as outlined in the recently announced Twelfth Malaysia Plan. Junady brings with him over two decades of experience covering an array of corporate disciplines from
finance, strategy, strategic investments and restructurings as well as public sector planning and development, having previously held various posts at renowned entities such as BIMB Holdings Berhad, Rothschild Malaysia, UEM Group, Renong Berhad, Aseambankers Malaysia (now known as Maybank Investment Bank) and PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PWC).
Most recently, he served as Senior Director of Strategic Planning at Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (TERAJU) of the Prime Minister’s Department, where amongst his key responsibilities was the development of proposals to the Malaysian Government for strategic interventions towards developing a long-term road map for Bumiputera economic and socio-economic participation, in alignment with the 12MP and beyond to 2030.