In a statement, MDEC said the appointment was the latest step towards inculcating a high-performing and high-impact organisation.
"Our new line-up of strong leaders is aligned with MDEC’s ‘Reinvent’ agenda as it further accelerates the nation’s leap to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
"This is key as we drive high impact digital outreach for the society and economy," said MDEC CEO Surina Shukri.
According to MDEC, Norazidah has extensive experience in legal and corporate advisory in both private and public sectors.
In her new role, she will be developing and implementing corporate secretarial processes and strategies for internal integration to improve management capabilities within MDEC.
This is also in line with the “Input, Output, Outcome & Impact (IOOI) Valuation Metrics” that MDEC recently introduced into its planning process to guide resource allocation and utilisation, as well as effectively measure the organisation’s socio-economic contribution to society.
"Norazidah’s appointment will enable us to streamline our internal capabilities as we continue to reinvent our business operations.
"This includes introducing best practices that will enhance our corporate secretarial processes.
"With her expertise, we will be able to capitalise on new opportunities with a more people-first, society-driven mindset, further accelerating the country’s digital transformation agenda,” said MDEC chairman Datuk Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff.
Norazidah worked on various contract negotiations in her previous positions, including in AVOCET Mining Malaysia OHQ, Petronas, Putrajaya Leisures & Services Group, and Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera.
These mostly comprised risk management, sales and purchasing, corporate acquisitions and developing regulatory articles for public use.
Her notable achievements include creating and establishing Corporate Governance mechanism and structure for organisations she worked in as the legal counsel.