Former MDEC CEO, Surina Shukri has been appointed to the board of AirAsia Group as its Independent Director effective 31 January 2022.
Surina who was at MDEC after taking over the helm from Dato Yasmin Mahmood, left the government agency to pursue other ventures outside Malaysia. Having an illustrious career prior to joining MDEC, Surina was recently named among the World’s 50 Most Influential People Revolutionising Governance in the inaugural Agile 50 list by Apolitical & World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Agile Governance.
She brings with her over two decades of experience working across a diverse range of companies and industries across private and public sectors. At Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation she was a respected thought leader in digital transformation, innovation, diversity, and inclusion and a strong advocate of women empowerment, speaking at over 150 high-level engagements to date.
Surina spent the bulk of her professional career in New York City, including 17 years of experience as an investment banker, strategist and leader at JPMorgan Chase & Co. serving as the Head of Strategy, Innovation and Business Management for Middle Market Banking, Head of Strategy for Commercial Banking, Chief Staff to the CEO of Commercial Banking and Executive Director in Natural Resources Investment Banking.
In 2018, she left JP Morgan Chase to start SheNovation Ventures, a transformation and growth venture studio where she advised fintech and blockchain startups on growth strategy and capital raising and consulted business leaders on culture change and transformation. She is currently also an Independent Director and a member of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee of CIMB Investment Bank Berhad.