MDEC appoints new chief strategy officer

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has appointed Fadzli Abdul Wahit as its new chief strategy officer. Fadzli (pictured) will be tasked to sharpen MDEC’s corporate strategy in line with the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) and rapidly evolving global digital economy Cyberjaya.

In his new role, he will be reporting to CEO Surina Shukri. Fadzli will lead strategic planning for the lead agency driving the digital economy as well as transformation and change management across MDEC. He will also work closely with MDEC Operating Council, members of the leadership team, and its board of directors to define the organisation’s corporate strategy to deliver on its mission to enable an innovative, inclusive and technologically-integrated society in line with Malaysia 5.0.

Additionally, he will be leading MDEC’s macro strategy for the digital economy and development of strategic business plans which includes sustainable revenue-generating opportunities. A key part of this role will be to build close relationships with key ministries and government stakeholders and the industry.

Fadzli was previously with KPMG for almost 20 years, most recently serving as head of government sector at KPMG Malaysia where he oversaw business development with the government sector and government-linked companies. He has successfully delivered various types of projects in the fields of information technology, project management, strategy and business processes as well as human resource related initiatives.

Fadzli said that he looked forward to expanding mutual respect, collaboration and impactful partnerships in MDEC as it charts its course towards realising the goals of MyDIGITAL. “Together, we must continue to reinvent our strategy and lead the digital transformation of our nation. I am ready to serve Malaysia and our rakyat,” he said. 

“Fadzli is a proven strategist and business partner who brings with him a wealth of experience which will expand our ability to lead Malaysia’s digital transformation agenda. His appointment marks yet another milestone in our Reinvent mission and I am confident that he will be an invaluable asset to both MDEC and the nation,” said CEO Shukri.

Starting on 16 May 2021, he will be replacing Fadzli Shah.

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