MDEC appoints Mohd Afdhal Mohd Nayan as Chief Transformation Officer

  • Will define organisation’s corporate transformation initiatives
  • Formerly with AirAsia Group as head of transformation execution

MDEC appoints Mohd Afdhal Mohd Nayan as Chief Transformation OfficerTHE Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has announced the appointment of Mohd Afdhal Mohd Nayan (pic) as its chief transformation officer.

Afdhal, who will report to MDEC’s chief executive officer Surina Shukri, 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 transformation initiatives, development and implementation.

“Afdhal is a proven transformation specialist, his track record at AirAsia marks him out as an excellent fit with the 'Re-invent' mission that we are on at MDEC,” Rais Hussin, chairman of MDEC, said in a statement.

“I am confident that he will accelerate our change initiatives towards making MDEC an agile, efficient agency operating with the highest level of integrity in our bid to establish an innovative, inclusive and technologically-integrated society in line with Malaysia 5.0 and making the nation the heart of digital Asean.”

Afdhal is a graduate from the Asia School of Business (in collaboration with MIT Sloan Management), and was formerly with AirAsia Group Bhd, where he served as head of transformation execution from 2018.

According to MDEC, Afdhal oversaw 88 transformation projects, on top of designing a proprietary continuous improvement programme by “amalgamating top-tier improvement tools which enabled less wastage and increased profit for the organisation.

The programme also upskilled some 900 employees to be key transformation agents within the organisation, MDEC claimed.

“The appointment of Afdhal will strengthen our business and operational capabilities, ensuring best practices are implemented, both internally and in all our external programmes in ensuring we enhance our customer experience with various stakeholders,” said Surina Shukri.

MDEC said Afdhal will lead in the overall review and improvement of efficiency of current business processes and increase revenue streams.

He will also put in place best practices for procurement strategies and propose new policies, practices and processes whilst ensuring compliance to integrity, risk management and governance, it said.

Additionally, he will be tasked to further enhance and improve the current MSC facilitation services operations, MDEC said.

“I am ready to hit the ground running at MDEC to support and drive the 'Re-invent' mission to ensure the organisation be the best it can be. Crossing over from the private sector to be part of this agenda to serve the Rakyat and Malaysia is a tremendous honour to me,” said Afdhal.


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