MIMOS appoints Emelia Matrahah as interim CEO
By Digital News Asia April 10, 2019
- Has both MNC and GLC experience in manufacturing, BPO and IT outsourcing; semiconductor, telecommunication and R&D
- Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim, who became CEO in July 2017, steps down before his three year contract was up
NATIONAL applied research and development (R&D) agency, MIMOS Bhd (MIMOS), announced that its Board of Directors has appointed its senior vice president, Emelia Matrahah (pic) as interim president & chief executive officer in place of outgoing president & chief executive officer, Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim who stepped down before his three year contract ended. Ahmad Rizan who joined MIMOS in July 2017 left on 1 April. No reason was given for his early departure.
Emelia holds an honours degree in Business Administration from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Masters in Business and Accounting (MBAcc) from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She is also an alumni of Universiti Teknologi MARA and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
She started her career with Pricewaterhouse (M) Sdn Bhd before moving into the commercial-based industries, such as Sapura Telecommunications Bhd as its business controller and iCIMB Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Epic-I Sdn Bhd) as its chief financial officer.
Emelia’s past experience has extended to projects like KLIA TAMS Phase 1, KLCC Networks, security and fire intrusion detection system (FIDS), banking fraud recovery and others.
Emelia joined MIMOS in May 2006 as general manager of Corporate Services Division. In May 2016, she progressed into her current role as senior vice president, looking into areas of, among others; corporate strategic planning, treasury and financial management, risk and corporate governance, lead negotiator for global settlement, legal services, facility management and strategic procurement for MIMOS and its subsidiaries.
Emelia brings a depth of experience in to her role, especially in manufacturing, business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT outsourcing; semiconductor, telecommunication and R&D industries in both multinational and GLC environment.
She has undertaken strategic engagement to garner strong support from key stakeholders, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, particularly on financial-related matters.