MDEC CEO Surina Shukri ends troubled tenure, steps down as CEO

  • Will relinquish role as CEO effective 31 August 2021
  • Management operating council will continue to operate to ensure seamless transition

MDEC CEO Surina Shukri ends troubled tenure, steps down as CEO

There is finally some closure to the constant rumors circulating around the CEO position at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) with the Board announcing that its CEO, Surina Shukri, will move on to focus on interests close to her heart, relinquishing her role as with effect from 31 August 2021.

“It has been a privilege to lead MDEC and the nation’s digital economy agenda forward through the unexpected changes and significant challenges over the past two years and seven months,” said Surina.

“I am proud of what the team at MDEC has accomplished in these circumstances, focused on firmly establishing Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN. I am confident this team will continue to build on the successes that have been achieved to fully deliver on our mandate to the people and nation,” she added.

Appointed on 16 January 2019, Surina was named the World’s 50 Most Influential People Revolutionising Governance in the Agile 50 list compiled by Apolitical and the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Agile Governance in 2020.

Surina has also overseen the ‘Reinvent’ mission and its implementation at MDEC resulting in an agile and professional agency operating at a high level of integrity, delivering high impact initiatives benefiting the people, businesses and investors. She has also been a key contributor to establishing digital and technology as a national agenda in line with the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint or MyDIGITAL and the National 4IR Policy.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to record our recognition and appreciation of Surina’s partnership in executing MDEC’s ‘Reinvent’ mission and commitment towards the nation’s digital transformation agenda. The Board wishes her well in her future endeavours,” said Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff, chairman, MDEC.

The MDEC Management Operating Council will continue to operate in the interim and ensure a seamless transition until her successor is announced.


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