MDEC boss among world's 100 most influential people in digital government

Yasmin Mahmood, a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics, was appointed as Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation CEO on September 2014. – MDEC pic, August 13, 2018.

MALAYSIA Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) CEO Yasmin Mahmood has been named among the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government by the Apolitical website.

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Putting together the list, Apolitical drew on nominations from more than 100 expert contributors, including digital government experts, academicians and public servants.

It said digital technologies are transforming nearly every aspect of people’s lives, including the government.

“Bringing transformative digital technologies to one of the largest, most complex sectors is difficult work, and the people leading this transformation are often as visionary, imaginative and determined as the tech entrepreneurs that the media loves to celebrate.”

Yasmin is listed alongside Canadian Digital Services CEO Aaron Snow; chief development officer of the Swedish government Åsa Zetterberg; Singaporean Prime Minister’s Office strategy group deputy secretary Jacqueline Poh; and, LabHacker director Roberta Rabay, among others.

Yasmin started her career as an analyst programmer with a local bank. She graduated with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics.

On September 2014, she was appointed as CEO of MDEC, a government agency spearheading the nation’s digital agenda.

MDEC is a national initiative aimed at driving information technology investments in the country and turning local technology champions into global icons.

It catalyses digital innovation ecosystems and promotes digital inclusively among the people. – Bernama, August 13, 2018.

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