The minister made the announcement via a statement that Surina’s appointment as CEO, effective tomorrow (Jan 16), is for three years.
She built a big part of her career in the United States – she has about 20 years of experience working in multinational companies like JPMorgan Chase & Co and startups in industries such as financial, natural resource, energy and technology.
She will replace former CEO Datuk Yasmin Mahmood who resigned on Dec 7 last year.
“MDEC has successfully led the construction of the digital economy ecosystem in the country and has brought a lot of benefit to the people,” said Gobind.
“I am confident that Surina will strive to continue building MDEC with her leadership, wealth of experience and take MDEC to a higher level. Not only in Malaysia, but on a global stage as well.”