It's official! Industry veteran to helm Malaysia's research agency MIMOS

Effective 1 July 2017, MIMOS has a new President and CEO to drive applied research projects.

By AvantiKumar
July 5, 2017

MIMOS NEW CEO Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim

Photo - Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim, President & CEO, MIMOS


  Malaysia's national research and development centre in ICT, MIMOS, has now officially confirmed that its Board of Directors has appointed Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim as president and chief executive officer effective 1 July 2017.  

Ahmad Rizan succeeds Datuk Abdul Wahab Abdullah who retired in June after leading MIMOS since July 2006.

An official statement said that Ahmad Rizan, 54, who has more than 28 years of multi-disciplinary experience in management and strategic consulting, also brings more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership and operational roles, especially in sales, marketing, business development as well as channel and alliance development.  

Prior to joining MIMOS, Ahmad Rizan was the Head of Government and GLC for SAS Institute, a US$3 billion privately-held USA-based company; where he was responsible for the overall management of sectoral clients, client relationships and customer interfaces.

More to follow.

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