Malaysian Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Yasmin Mahmood has resigned after serving four years and three months in the role, citing to pursue a new job as reason.
“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,” she said in a statement issued by MDEC today.
Yasmin will step down from her position effective Jan 15, 2019. She joined MDEC as CEO on Sept 15, 2014 after previous positions as managing director of Microsoft Malaysia and general manager of HP and Dell.
According to MDEC, a management committee will be activated as part of the group’s 2019 transition plan to oversee the agency’s operations during the process of appointing a new CEO.
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.”