The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob as the new Chairman of MIDA, effective 3 September 2022. This will be the second time that he has been elected as the Chairman of MIDA. He was first elected from 2009 to 2012.
Dr Sulaiman Mahbob has had a distinguished career in Public Service having served in various ministries and departments. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Recovery Council (NRC), a 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 the 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 Dr Sulaiman graduated with an economics degree from the University of Malaya and obtained his PhD at Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA. A veritable thought leader in the fields of Economic Policy, Public Finance and Development as well as on a broad range of subjects, he has regularly articulated his views via op-eds and lectures at home and abroad.
Commending Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman’s appointment as MIDA’s new chairman, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said, “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, 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.”