MDEC COO Ng Wan Peng exits

Ng Wan Peng has left her COO role at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) after close to 18 years with the organisation, according to her LinkedIn. She first joined as VP in 2003. MDEC confirmed her departure, adding that a replacement has yet to be named. Prior to her departure, Ng was appointed to lead the adoption division as part of the restructure at MDEC last November. Adoption is one of the five divisions under the new MDEC Operating Council which also comprises strategy, industry, investment and brand, as well as skills and job. 

Fadzli Shah Anuar leads strategy, while Gopi Ganesalingam leads the industry division. Meanwhile, Raymond Siva and Sumitra Nair lead the investment and brand, and skills and jobs divisions respectively. All division leaders report to CEO Surina Shukri and work closely with the transformation and corporate functions.

In addition to the new council, four strategic focus areas were introduced as part of the restructure - digital MDEC, digitally-powered businesses, digital investment, digitally-skilled Malaysians. Ng's portfolio fell under the digitally-powered businesses focus. 

MDEC recently welcomed the Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia Saifuddin Abdullah’s year-end message "Tahun 2021 Mara Ke Hadapan", which called for companies to focus on transparency, accountability, and integrity. It has also reaffirmed its commitment to implementing significant change in its operating model and people culture. MDEC chairman Wira Dr Hj. Rais Hussin, said its "Reinvent" agenda is crucial to inject new, fresh ideas, enthusiasm and skills. "If we are to realise our vision of Malaysia 5.0 and establish Malaysia as the heart of digital ASEAN, there must be a paradigm shift in our approach. The 4IR has the power to move society into the informational age," he added.

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