The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is privileged to welcome Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Sulaiman bin Mahbob as the new Chairman of MIDA, effective 3 September 2022.
Tan Sri Dato‘ Sri Dr. Sulaiman is no stranger to the organisation. MIDA takes the pride in welcoming back Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Sulaiman to the family, as this is his second time helming the position of Chairman at our organisation, after his initial stint from 2009 to 2012. Tan Sri Dato‘ Sri Dr. Sulaiman’s distinguished career in Public Service having served in various ministries and departments and his current position as a board member in various institutions will bring additional depth, as well as, new and diverse views into the boardroom.
This sentiment was echoed by the Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) YB. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who expressed his confidence in Tan Sri Dato‘ Sri Dr. Sulaiman’s stewardship of MIDA in the age of disruption.
“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 Dato‘ 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,” said Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin. Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Sulaiman Mahbob has had a distinguished career in the Public Service having served in various ministries and departments.
Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Recovery Council (NRC), member of the Board of Directors for the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) and Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN). He is also the Chairman of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER), a board member of Perbadanan Insurance Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Being also active in academia, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Malaya (INPUMA) and University Tun Razak (UNIRAZAK) where he lectures in Economics and Public Policy.
Tan Sri Dato‘ Sri Dr. Sulaiman earned his degree in economics from University of Malaya and obtained his PhD from Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA. An influential thought leader in the fields of Economic Policy, Public Finance and Development as well as a broad range of subjects, he has regularly articulated his views via op-eds and lectures at home and abroad to pivot public discourse towards change.
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Sulaiman Mahbob’s leadership will be invaluable to MIDA, especially in driving the National Investment Aspirations (NIA) to attract strategic investments with high-value economic impact and ensure that Malaysia remains as a preferred investment destination.