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Biography of Datuk Mohd Noor AMIN

Chairman, Management Board,

As Chairman of the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT),     Mr. Mohd Noor Amin leads the first United Nations’ - backed public-private partnership against cyber threats with UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as its partner, and with 137 countries as members, IMPACT is also recognised as the world’s largest cybersecurity alliance. 

Mr. Amin’s role includes strategically guiding IMPACT and its stakeholders - including other international organisations and its 137 member states – to enhance the global community’s capacity to prevent, defend against and respond to cyber threats.

Mr. Amin has been instrumental in converging governments of partner countries, cybersecurity experts, academia, and industry players and leaders onto IMPACT’s politically and commercially neutral platform, to escalate discussions and amplify measures on strengthening cybersecurity.

Mr. Amin is also Chairman of Ascendsys, Southeast Asia’s leading managed security services organisation.  Mr. Amin is also a founding member of the Malaysia-U.S. Friendship Council, which is headquartered in Washington D.C.  It is a body established and sponsored by leading Malaysian companies to provide advice on matters relating to bilateral relationship between the two countries.  Besides these roles, Mr. Amin is also appointed by the President of the Republic of Guatemala to serve as the nation’s honorary envoy to Malaysia.

In previous capacities, Mr. Amin also served as personal legal counsel to two previous Malaysian Prime Ministers and served as general counsel to Malaysia’s ruling party.

Mr. Amin is an English trained barrister and has been admitted to the English Bar at Gray’s Inn and to the Malaysian Bar.  Mr. Amin holds a Masters in Commercial and Corporate Law from King’s College, University of London (U.K.).

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