MDEC appoints new chief innovation and technology officer

MDEC appoints new chief innovation and technology officerTHE Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) had announced the appointment of Richard Loh Tian Hu (pic) as its chief innovation and technology officer.

In a statement, MDEC said Loh will be responsible to lead and develop MDEC’s digital information technology strategy, plan and transformation.

He is tasked with reviewing, reorganising and integrating MDEC’s technology functions and infrastructure in a bid to maximise MDEC’s capabilities, MDEC said.

He is to also ensure that its capabilities are aligned to provide high quality digital innovations and technology services that are dynamic and responsive to both internal and external customers, MDEC added.

“Loh possesses the experience and deep knowhow to move MDEC’s digital transformation initiatives further for the benefit of the many,” said Rais Hussin, chairman of MDEC.

“His credentials and track record speak for themselves and I am enthralled to welcome him to team MDEC.”

“Richard will strengthen our IT, data and security strategy as we look to boost our capabilities and capacities in catalysing the digital economy as a whole,” said Surina Shukri, chief executive officer (CEO) of MDEC.

“I am excited to be serving at MDEC and essentially be part of a very important machinery as we push forth to establish the nation as a key player in the digital ecosystem both regionally and globally,” said Loh.   

He will report to the CEO and will also be appointed as one of MDEC’s Operating Council (MOC) members.

Prior to his appointment at MDEC, Loh served at AXA Partners (Asia Region) as its chief information officer (CIO). Before that, he was the CIO of AIG Insurance Malaysia and country head of IT services at Zurich Insurance Malaysia.

Loh began his career in 1997 at Siemens Malaysia and became the CIO at Nokia Siemens Networks in 2006.


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