MDEC hires new procurement head

  • To lead, direct and coordinate all aspects of MDEC’s procurement activities
  • Establish, implement procurement goals, objectives, operational effectiveness.

MDEC hires new procurement headThe Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announced the appointment of Romainor Ismail (pic) as its procurement director.

In a statement, MDEC said he will be responsible to lead, direct and coordinate all aspects of MDEC’s procurement activities and ensuring the acquisitions of goods and services are both cost-efficient and high quality.

Romainor will also be tasked with managing contracts, evaluating supply options and maintaining accurate records, it added.

“Romainor’s appointment highlights our long-standing commitment to attracting top talents in the industry and getting the best leadership team on board,” said Rais Hussin, chairman of MDEC.

“Romainor will establish and implement short and long term procurement goals, objectives and operational effectiveness. This will ensure MDEC is able to create higher impact in a more sustainable manner,” said Surina Shukri, chief executive officer of MDEC.

“It is an honour to be part of an esteemed organisation. Being part of the MDEC team gives me an opportunity to truly serve and give back to the nation and people,” said Romainor.

Romainor began his career as a programmer in DIGIERA in 1999 and went on to serve at Maybank as a vendor management lead in 2012.

He became the head of sourcing and category management in Celcom Axiata early this year, MDEC said.

He will work closely with internal stakeholders to understand business needs, develop procurement strategies and implement initiatives to deliver the best value to stakeholders, MDEC said.

He holds a Bachelor In Information Technology (Hons) from the Northern University of Malaysia (UUM) and a Masters in Science in Information Technology from Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Romainor will report to the chief transformation officer, Mohd Afdal Bin Mohd Nayan.


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