Mida appoints Sulaiman Mahbob as new chairman

by S BIRRUNTHA / pic courtesy of Mida

THE Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) has appointed Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob (picture) as its new chairman effective Sept 3, 2022.

This will be the second time that he has been elected as the chairman of Mida, having been elected previously from 2009 to 2012.

Commenting on his appointment, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said in facing the current geopolitical realities and landscape, Mida’s role demands, more than ever before, a creative, innovative and comprehensive approach, in increasing competitiveness and resilience towards attracting quality and high-tech investments into the country.

“Indeed, Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman’s appointment will provide a fresh perspective in contributing towards increasing the dynamism of Mida, building on his invaluable expertise and vast experience, especially in the areas of economic planning, strategic business modelling and global trend analysis,” he said in a statement released by Mida today.

Sulaiman has had a distinguished career in the public service, having served in various ministries and departments.

He is currently the National Recovery Council CEO and a member of the board of directors for the Institute of Strategic and International Studies and the National Higher Education Fund Corp.

He is also chairman of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research and a board member of Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.

Being also active in academia, Sulaiman is an adjunct professor at the University of Malaya (UM) and University Tun Razak where he lectures in economics and public policy.

He graduated with an economics degree at UM and obtained his PhD at Maxwell School, Syracuse University, US.