2017 Forum programme

Yasmin Mahmood
 Yasmin Mahmood

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation


Yasmin Mahmood is the Chief Executive of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), a government organisation responsible to drive the Malaysian digital economy agenda, create talent of the future and encourage digital adoption amongst the citizens and businesses.

She began her career in IT three decades ago as an analyst programmer before working her way up to Chief Executive and other senior positions with global brands such as Dell, HP, and Microsoft in Malaysia. The older generation of Malaysians will remember her for the “Malaysianising Microsoft” vision, which aligned the strengths of what was then the world’s mostpowerful software company with Malaysia’s national and development agenda. Yasmin is a visionary leader and a distinguished speaker, having graced global speaking platforms at Forbes and the World Economic Forum.