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Honouring the Legacy of Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman

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Honouring the Legacy of Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman

Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, a seasoned leader with an illustrious 34-year career at MIDA, recently concluded his tenure as the Chief Executive Officer on 17th April 2024. His tenure as the Chief Executive Officer, which began on 1 April 2021, is marked by a legacy of dedication, innovation, and impactful contributions to Malaysia’s economic development.

Throughout his tenure, Datuk Wira Arham has been a driving force in fostering sustainable investments and positioning Malaysia as a global hub for research, development, and global services. Under his leadership, MIDA achieved historic milestones, with RM329.5 billion (USD71.8 billion) worth of approved investments in 2023 alone. These investments are expected to create close to 130,000 job opportunities, showcasing his commitment to driving economic prosperity for Malaysia.


Datuk Wira Arham’s leadership extends beyond numbers, as he has assumed a pivotal role in shaping Malaysia’s economic landscape through key initiatives such as the National Investment Aspirations (NIA), New Investment Policy (NIP), and the New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) 2030. His collaborative approach with the Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry (MITI) underscores his commitment to driving sustainable economic growth and attracting investments to Malaysia.


Under his stewardship, MIDA has achieved remarkable strides in advancing investment promotion efforts, both domestically and internationally. His extensive background in investment promotion positions him as an ideal leader to drive the organisation’s objectives and enhance Malaysia’s global investment standing.


Notably, Datuk Wira Arham’s achievements have garnered international recognition, including the prestigious Industry Excellence in Investment Management Award presented at the 12th Global Leadership Awards 2022 by the American Leadership Development Authority (ALDA). This accolade underscores MIDA’s dedication to corporate and community development under his leadership.


As MIDA bids farewell to Datuk Wira Arham, we celebrate his outstanding contributions and lasting legacy. His visionary leadership, strategic acumen, and unwavering dedication have set a high standard for excellence within MIDA and beyond. We extend our deepest gratitude for his exemplary service and wish him continued success in all his future endeavours.