MDEC appoints new director of legal affairs
By Digital News Asia March 16, 2021
- To manage and oversee agency’s legal affairs, organisational compliance
- Brings with her 27 years experience; formerly with Munchy Food Industries
THE Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has appointed Shanti Ramu (pic, left) as its director of its legal department.
Her annoucement comes on the back of a slew of new appointments by MDEC, in what the agency dubbed as its ‘Reinvent’ agenda aimed at turning the agency into a high-performing, high-impact organisation, MDEC said in a statement.
“I am proud to be able to serve the country with MDEC and confident that my extensive experience will complement the experienced legal department at MDEC,” said Shanti.
“I look forward to contributing to MDEC’s ‘Reinvent’ mission and closely support the management’s efforts to have the best-in-class compliance and corporate governance.”
Shanti will manage and oversee the agency’s legal affairs and “drive organisational compliance by providing legal guidance and in-depth analysis, as well as recommending solutions,” MDEC said.
The agency said she is expected to develop, lead and implement best-in-class practices while providing strategic and commercial advice in all areas.
“I am delighted to welcome Shanti to head MDEC’s legal department. She is an experienced and reputable professional who will play a key role in charting our course towards industry-leading compliance and governance standards with the utmost radical transparency,” said Rais Hussin, chairman of MDEC.
Shanti brings with her 27 years of experience, having previously served 13 years in Munchy Food Industries Sdn Bhd’s legal and secretarial affairs department.
She was attached to SMH Rail Sdn Bhd prior to her appointment at MDEC.
“Shanti will be an integral part of our team at MDEC. In a world of legalese complexities, her deep experience and extensive knowledge in legal affairs and track record in both the private and public sector will enable us to possess holistic legal capabilities covering all areas,” said Surina Shukri, chief executive officer of MDEC.
“I look forward to her expert counsel as we navigate our way towards achieving the goals of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDigital).”
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