Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has courted the former transformation head of the country’s largest airlines to spearhead a raft of initiatives. This is the latest in a string of new hiring as part of a major restructuring initiated in late 2020.
Mohd Afdhal Mohd Nayan is filling a newly created role — chief transformation officer — and is tasked with driving the agency’s ‘reinvent’ mission by enhancing business processes, procurement strategies and Multimedia Super Corridor facilitation services.
Reporting directly to CEO Surina Shukri, Afdhal will work closely with the MDEC Operating Council, members of the leadership team and its board of directors to define the organization’s corporate transformation initiatives, development and implementation.
Formerly with AirAsia Group where he served as the head of transformation execution from 2018, Afdhal oversaw a total of 88 transformation projects.
Afdhal’s appointment follows a slew of new hires over the last few months including: Fadzli Abdul Wahit as chief strategy officer, Razif Abdul Aziz as vice-president of investment and grant, Shanti Ramu as director of the legal department and Aiza Azreen Ahmad as chief digital business officer, among others.
These new appointments are in line with MDEC’s major restructuring toward reinventing itself to drive the digital economy, including the Islamic economy.