MDEC appoints Fadzli Abdul Wahit as chief strategy officer

  • To lead strategic planning for Malaysia’s digital economy; change management in MDEC
  • Served 20 years in KPMG, including as head of Government Sector at KPMG Malaysia

MDEC appoints Fadzli Abdul Wahit as chief strategy officerTHE Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has announced the appointment of Fadzli Abdul Wahit (pic) as its new chief strategy officer, effective May 16, replacing Fadzli Shah in the role.

Reporting to MDEC chief executive officer Surina Shukri, Fadzli will lead strategic planning for the agency driving the Malaysian digital economy as well as transformation and change management across MDEC, it said in a statement.

He will work closely with the MDEC Operating Council (MOC), members of the leadership team, and its board of directors to define the organisation’s corporate strategy and to deliver on its mission to “enable an innovative, inclusive and technologically-integrated society in line with Malaysia 5.0.”

“I am elated Fadzli has accepted the calling to serve the nation by joining the nation’s lead agency for the digital economy. This move also validates our reinvent mission to transform MDEC and ensure we are best equipped to deliver on our mandate to the people,” said Rais Hussin, chairman of MDEC.

Prior to this, Fadzli served with KPMG for almost 20 years, most recently as head of government sector at KPMG Malaysia, where he oversaw business development with the government sector and government-linked companies (GLC).

According to MDEC, he has successfully delivered various types of projects in the fields of information technology, project management, strategy and business processes as well as human resource related initiatives.

“Fadzli is a proven strategist and business partner who brings with him a wealth of experience that will expand our ability to lead Malaysia’s digital transformation agenda. His appointment marks yet another milestone in our 'Reinvent' mission and I am confident that he will be an invaluable asset to both MDEC and the nation,” said Surina Shukri, chief executive of MDEC>

Fadzli will lead MDEC’s macro strategy for the digital economy and development of strategic business plans, which includes sustainable revenue-generating opportunities. A key part of this role will be to build close relationships with key ministries and government stakeholders and the industry.

“Throughout my career, I have prioritised mutual respect, collaboration and impactful partnerships. I look forward to expanding that in MDEC as we chart a course towards realising the goals of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDigital).

“Together, we must continue to reinvent our strategy and lead the digital transformation of our nation. I am ready to serve Malaysia and our rakyat,” he said.


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