Datuk Yasmin resigns as CEO of MDEC

Datuk Yasmin Mahmood

After more than four years on the role, MDEC CEO, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood as tendered her resignation. She will relinquish her position as CEO and all other positions at MDEC effective 15 January 2019.

According to the press statement by MDEC, Datuk Yasmin is pursuing a role with a tech venture in Jakarta, Indonesia. Datuk Yasmin was previously the General Manager of HP and Dell, and the Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia.

Since she joined on 15 September 2014, MDEC had embarked and participated in several nation-building projects which include the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), MyDigitalMaker and other initiatives such as eRezeki and eUsahawan.

Speaking on Datuk Yasmin’s contribution, the Minister of Communications
and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo said, “We thank Datuk Yasmin for her stewardship in leading MDEC and all her contributions to the digital economy ecosystem. Her passion, commitment and energy in seeing things through to the very end has benefited Malaysia throughout the years.” 

MDEC is still in the process of appointing a new CEO. A management committee will be activated to oversee the agency’s operations.