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Board of Directors

The MIMOS Board of Directors has extensive experience and expertise in technology, management, design, finance, legal, corporate affairs, marketing, human resource and education.

Together, the members serve to guide the MIMOS Leadership in driving the organisation in the best interest of the stakeholders; and in adding value to the organisation by continuing to improve its R&D and commercialisation programme.

Dato’ Ts. Dr. Hj. Aminuddin bin Hassim

Board member

Qualification:
• Graduate Technologist (Atmospheric Science & Environment Technology (AC)) - Lembaga Teknologis Malaysia (Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT))
• Advanced Management Program (AMP) - Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA
• PhD. Environmental Economics and Environmental Management (EEEM) - York University, York, UK
• MSc Information Technology for Manufacture (Environment) - Warwick University, Coventry, UK
• Diploma Pentadbiran Awam - INTAN, Kuala Lumpur
• B.Sc. (Hons) Town Planning Studies - Birmingham Polytechnic/Univ. of Central England, Birmingham, UK

Year Appointed:
2022

Prof. Dr Mohamad Salmi bin Mohd Sohod

Board member

Qualification:
· PhD. (Management), University Bradford, United Kingdom
· Msc. Manufacturing/Industrial Management, Western Michigan University, USA
· Bsc. Manufacturing, Western Michigan University, USA

Year Appointed:
2023

Dr Nor Mazny Abdul Majid

Board member

Qualification:
• PhD in Law, Victoria University, Australia
• Master of Laws in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
• Bachelor of Laws (Hons), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Year Appointed:
2023

Norliza Yusoff

Board member

Qualification:
• B.A. in Economics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
• Diploma Pentadbiran Awam - INTAN, Kuala Lumpur

Year Appointed:
2023

Professor Ts. Dr Rayner Alfred

Board member

Qualification:
• PhD. Computer Science (Knowledge Discovery and Machine Learning), University of York, U.K.
• MSc. Computer Science, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
• BSc. Computer Science, Polytechnic University of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Year Appointed:
2024

Mr. Tan Eng Tong

Mr. Tan Eng Tong

Board member

Qualification:
· Executive Master of Business Administration, Cranfield School of Management
· BSc. (Hons), Electrical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, United Kingdom

Year Appointed:
2024

Encik Azhar bin Abu Bakar

Encik Azhar bin Abu Bakar

Board member

Qualification:
· Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Hons), University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology

Year Appointed:
2024

Management Team

The management comprises a team of accomplished leaders, handpicked from Malaysia’s best-known domain experts and most talented industry professionals, bringing a wealth of experience, great ideas and unique, essential expertise.

Dr Saat Shukri Embong

Acting President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr Saat Shukri Embong obtained his first degree in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA, in 1994 and he was awarded a Master of Engineering in Mechatronics in 1995. He obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2015.

Dr Saat Shukri spearheaded his career when he joined Motorola Inc in 1995 and moved on to ON Semiconductor Inc in 1998 as the New Product Introduction Program Manager. His vast working experience included his career journey with STATSChipPAC Inc, Infineon Technologies AG, Texas Instrument Inc, and Freescale Semiconductor Inc from 2002 until 2008. In 2009, he joined the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) as Head of Technology for Technology Evaluation and Transfer activities under the Technology Nurturing division. A year later in 2010, he was seconded to the Prime Minister’s Office as the Operation Director, Office of Science Advisor to the Malaysia Prime Minister.

He later joined MIMOS Berhad in 2010 as the Director of Research and led various collaboration programmes with local and international industries, universities and research institutions. In 2013, he led the Technology and Product Portfolio Development and Management Group where he supervised various aspects of strategic activities such as providing market intelligence, identifying technologies and products to be developed by the R&D Group as well as bringing those outputs to market. In 2016, he was tasked to lead MIMOS Strategy Office, providing the overall strategies for the company’s way forward related to Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in line with the national strategy to position Malaysia in the top 20 countries by 2050.

In 2023, Dr Saat Shukri was appointed as Head of the Technology Venture Sector and responsible for collaboration and partnership, commercialisation and talent development efforts and initiatives. Throughout his tremendous career, he has successfully developed various new technologies, products and solutions as well as secured various intellectual properties in the field which qualified him to be included in the 16th Edition MARQUIS’ Who’s Who In The World.

Abdul Rashdee Abdul Kadir

Vice President

Abdul Rashdee Abdul Kadir is a seasoned accounting professional with a strong background in corporate management. His journey in the financial sector began in 1991 with a Diploma in Accountancy from MARA Institute of Technology, followed by a Degree in Accountancy from De Montfort University, UK, and an ACCA qualification from Emile Woolf College, UK. Starting at a Big 5 audit firm, he gained solid audit, tax, and corporate recovery expertise.

In 1999, Abdul Rashdee joined MIMOS, a leading applied research and development institution in Malaysia. He has made substantial contributions to the organisation, steadily progressing through different roles. Throughout his tenure, Abdul Rashdee has excelled in finance, strategic management, and corporate services.

Abdul Rashdee currently serves as the Head of the Governance Sector, where he supervises essential functions including Finance, Shared Services, Procurement, Human Capital, Corporate Communications, Facilities, IT Operations, Project Management Office, Operations and Method, and Business Continuity Management.

In addition to his role as sector head, Abdul Rashdee also holds the crucial role of Chief Risk Officer. He serves as the Chairman of the MIMOS Procurement Planning Committee, playing a vital part in steering strategic decisions and enhancing procurement excellence within the organisation.

Abdul Rashdee Abdul Kadir's professional journey exemplifies a commitment to continuous learning, strategic leadership, and a holistic approach to corporate governance. His expertise and leadership have been instrumental in shaping MIMOS into a dynamic and forward-thinking institution in the field of research and development.

Faisal Ahmad

CEO, MIMOS Technology Solutions Sdn. Bhd.

Faisal Ahmad obtained his Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York, Buffalo in 1994. In November 2006, he joined MIMOS BERHAD and quickly rose through the rank to his current role as Chief Executive Officer of MIMOS Technology Solutions Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as Frontier Novatur Sdn. Bhd.), a wholly-owned subsidiary and commercial arm of MIMOS.

He led the commercialization team, which comprised personnel in various disciplines, since its establishment, before assuming the CEO position in February 2016.
Prior to MIMOS BERHAD, he spent more than 13 years in the telecommunication industry, working in various capacities at Motorola, Ericsson, Siemens and local Companies. He served several roles in engineering as well as commercial discipline, ranging from Product Management, Technical Consultant, Solution Consultant and Product Marketing.
Leading the commercialization activities of MIMOS’ subsidiary, Faisal has secured more than 100 ICT Solutions and High Impact Projects at National level valued around RM430 million, with mixtures of more than 100 different types of MIMOS technology platforms and IPs.