MDEC appoints Fadzli Shah chief strategy officer

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has appointed Fadzli Shah Anuar as MDEC’s new Chief Strategy Officer, effective April 16.

Fadzli experience has always been in early stage startups, infrastructural project investment, and management consulting. As an entrepreneur and investor, he is committed to technology enabled disruption of low innovation industries.

With two successful venture exits in Europe between 2005 and 2009, he is also an active proponent of the localisation of proven business models in an ASEAN context. .

Fadzli led the Technopreneur Association of Malaysia (TeAM) as its President for three years but will now step down to focus on his MDEC role.

Welcoming Fadzli, Surina Shukri, Chief Executive Officer of MDEC, commented “Fadzli’s insights and experience will complement and help shape MDEC’s digital economy drive and initiatives as we move forward to shape and elevate our ecosystems for the benefit of all Malaysians.”

Prior to joining MDEC, Fadzli was attached to Team Venture Capital where he raised a US$50 million fund from High Net Worth (HNW) and family offices to invest in disruptive startups at Series B, primarily focused on energy, eCommerce, fintech and agriculture. 

In 2011, Fadzli’s startup, Voucheres, won the grand prize of US$121,000 (RM500,000) in a reality pitch competition called Make The Pitch in the show’s inaugural season.

Fadzli holds a degree in Statistics, Computing, Operational Research & Economics from University College London (UCL), and also a Masters in Technology Entrepreneurship from London Business School/UCL.

Fadzli Shah Anuar


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