MDEC committed to attracting high performing talent


In a statement issued yesterday, MDEC chief executive officer Surina Shukri (pic) said its organisational restructuring would allow its vision of a people-first society in the age of the fourth industrial revolution to be materialised.

KUALA LUMPUR: As Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) celebrates its silver jubilee this year, it remains committed to attracting high performing talent to better serve the rakyat with enhanced transparency, accountability and integrity.

In a statement issued yesterday, MDEC chief executive officer Surina Shukri said its organisational restructuring would allow its vision of a people-first society in the age of the fourth industrial revolution to be materialised.

“The focus will be on enabling digital skills and job for the people, enabling digital and technology businesses, accelerating digital adoption and driving digital investments.

“We will not be distracted from our mission and I strongly re-affirm the executive leadership’s close and collaborative working relationship with our chairman and the board of directors to holistically reinvent MDEC for the future, ” she added.

As MDEC has seen movement of employees at all levels with new appointments, Surina said “this is expected and warranted”, adding that the agency has brought in industry-focussed talents and technocrats to helps its vision of Malaysia 5.0 to realise.

Executives from the private sector have been hired from companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Celcom, Touch ‘n Go, Astro, Edelman, technology start-ups, Pemandu Associates, Media Prima and more.

Moving forward, MDEC plans to have new approach and fresh perspectives for the country to have a digital economy, which would be a key driver to the nation’s growth.

“The approach to old problems must be through fresh perspectives and bold new vision.

‘The objective is clear – intensify MDEC’s initiatives to grow the nation’s digital economy for the many, especially in navigating unprecedented disruption and opportunities in the new norm, ” it said.

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