The Board of Directors of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has received notification from Datuk Yasmin Mahmood that she will be relinquishing her position as Chief Executive Officer.
In the meantime, 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.
“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,” said Datuk Yasmin.
“It has been an absolute honour to have served in this position for the last 4 years and 3 months.
“I have put my heart and soul into the role to bring MDEC to a higher level of effectiveness and relevance, not only with the initiatives and strategies we’ve implemented but also with the cultural transformation of the people in MDEC,” she added.
“I wish to express my appreciation to the Board for their guidance and support throughout my tenure.
“It has been a great honour serving the nation. I wish everyone at MDEC the very best on their continued journey,” she further said.
After spearheading the strategy and planning for 2019, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood will relinquish her position as CEO, and all other positions within MDEC effective 15 January 2019.
She joined MDEC as CEO on 15 September 2014.
Speaking on her contribution to the agency and the ecosystem, 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.”
Thanking her for her leadership, Acting MDEC Chairman Dato’ Mathialakan Chelliah said: “Datuk Yasmin has been a very strong and engaged visionary leader at MDEC. Her ability to drive outcome-focused initiatives at a national scale is unparalleled.
“We are extremely grateful for her tireless efforts in serving the nation the last few years and are indeed saddened that she will be leaving MDEC.”