Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) appoints entrepreneur and investor Datuk Fadzli Shah Anuar as its new Chief Strategy Officer.
MDEC describes Fadzli, 33, as someone with an impressive and diverse track record in areas including early stage startups, infrastructural project investment, and management consulting.
"As an entrepreneur and investor, he is especially passionate about technology enabled disruption of low innovation industries," the statement reads.
The appointment is effective from April 16.
Fadzli is expected to step down as Technopreneur Association of Malaysia (TeAM) president, a position he has held for the last three years, to focus on his new role at MDEC.
At TeAM, he had raised US$50mil (RM206.52mil) for its Venture Capital Fund from High Net Worth individuals and family offices to invest in disruptive startups at Series B, primarily focusing on energy, eCommerce, financial technology and agriculture.
As an entrepreneur, Fadzli has made two successful venture exits in Europe from 2005 to 2009.
The statement adds that he is an active proponent of the localising of proven business models, and is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs capitalise on growth opportunities in Asean.
“His insights and experience will complement and help shape MDEC’s digital economy drive and initiatives as we move forward to shape and elevate our ecosystems for the benefit of all Malaysians,” said MDEC Chief Executive Officer Surina Shukri in the statement.
Fadzli holds a degree in Statistics, Computing, Operational Research and Economics from University College London and a Masters in Technology Entrepreneurship from London Business School.