Keynote 1: Digital Transformation from Malaysian Perspective |
2017-07-18 |10:15 – 11:30 am
/ Chairman, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
Dato’ Sri Dr Halim, was appointed as a Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on 12 January 2015.
His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics (Hons), University of Malaya (1972), Masters in Economic Development, University of Pittsburgh (1980) and Ph.D in Information Transfer, Syracuse University (1988).
He also completed professional courses in System Analysis and Design at the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) (1976), Management Education Programme, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India (1977) and Advanced Management Programme, Harvard Business School (2000).
He has served in many Government agencies including the Ministry of Education, Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) in the Prime Minister’s Department and as Director of INTAN. He was Deputy Secretary General 1, Communications and Multimedia Sector in 1999, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications in 2000, and Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) from April 2006 to May 2009.
Over the last 17 years, Dato’ Sri Dr Halim has served on many Boards, including Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Pos Malaysia Berhad, Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd and Telekom Malaysia Berhad. He is currently the Chairman of Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyClear), a subsidiary of Bank Negara Malaysia.
Dato’ Sri Dr Halim also holds office as an Adjunct Professor of Universiti Utara Malaysia and Advisory Board Chairman of the National Library. He was also appointed a member of the Board of Advisors University-Industry University Teknologi Mara (MPUI-UiTM) in January 2014.