KUALA LUMPUR: The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) today announced the appointment of Datuk Azman Mahmud as the the new Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) effective February 10, 2014.Azman, who is now the Deputy CEO I of MIDA, succeeds Datuk Noharuddin Nordin, who would officially retire on the same day after an illustrious career in the civil service, said the ministry in a statement.
An engineering graduate from Universiti Putra Malaysia (formerly known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia), Azman started his career with MIDA in 1989.
Azman, who has served at MIDA's offices in the USA and Japan, has led various investment missions to promote investments in Malaysia and has extensive knowledge of the country's manufacturing and services sectors.
Currently, he is also the Chairman of the Tax Exemption Committee; the Disbursement of Grants Coordination Committee; the Co-Chair of Malaysia-Singapore Industrial Working Committee; and the main committee member for the National Committee on Investment, said MITI.
Meanwhile, Noharuddin who held the position of Chief Executive Officer of MIDA for two years and five months, saw the organisation through several important phases including the rebranding and restructuring of MIDA.
The statement also quoted International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad as expressing his appreciation to Noharuddin for his contribution to MIDA and the country, in general.
Mustapa was confident that Azman would be able to build upon Noharuddin's efforts and see MIDA assume an even more significant role in Malaysia's Economic Transformation Programme. - Bernama