MDEC’s CEO Yasmin Mahmood resigns


Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) CEO Datuk Yasmin Mahmood (picture) has tendered her resignation from all  positions within the organisation effective Jan 15, 2019.

“It is with a heavy heart that I am tendering my resignation as CEO of MDEC to pursue a role with a tech venture in Jakarta,” Yasmin stated in a notification to the board of MDEC yesterday.

MDEC is an agency founded to promote the Multimedia Super Corridor. A management committee will be activated as part of the transition plan to oversee the agency’s operations during the process of appointing a new CEO.

Yasmin joined MDEC as CEO on Sept 15, 2014, and had led the firm in projects such as the Digital Free Trade Zone, MyDigitalMaker, eRezeki and eUsahawan to drive the nation towards a more robust digital economy.

She was previously the GM of Hewlett-Packard Co and Dell Malaysia, and MD of Microsoft Malaysia.

“We thank 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 benefitted Malaysia throughout the years,” Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo said in the same statement.

In June, Yasmin had gone on a voluntary six-week leave over an investigation into MDEC’s Asean Data Analytics Exchange (ADAX) project.

ADAX was launched on March 28, 2017, to enable the development of the entire data analytics ecosystem through building human capital, infrastructure, data aggregation and community.