Mida appoints Abdul Majid as new chairman

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on April 26, 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) has appointed Datuk Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan as its new chairman, effective April 22, 2019.

Abdul Majid is the president of Malaysia-China Friendship Association as well as the honorary chairman of the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce.

In a statement yesterday, Mida said Abdul Majid succeeds Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz, whose term ended in 2018 after six years of service.

Mida said it would like to express its sincere appreciation to Amirsham for his contributions and dedication to the organisation and the country.

 Mida noted that Abdul Majid’s career in the civil service spanned over three decades, including his stint in the Prime Minister’s Department as well as several Malaysia missions abroad.

He also previously held senior positions in the ministry of foreign affairs.

Mida added that Abdul Majid presently also sits on the boards of several companies, including three public-listed ones in Malaysia.

Abdul Majid holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Malaya.