Rizal Nainy is SME Corp’s new CEO

Rizal Nainy’s appointment as CEO for SME Corp is effective July 21 this year. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) today announced the appointment of Rizal Nainy as SME Corp’s new CEO, effective July 21, 2020.

“Rizal has six years of experience in the field of strategic transformation under the Prime Minister’s Department, which formulates strategies and drives the economic transformation programmes,” it said in a statement today.

Rizal who graduated from the Imperial College, University of London in mechanical engineering and has a Masters degree in business administration from Charles Sturt University, Australia, joined SME Corp on June 1, 2016

As chief officer of implementation and monitoring, in charge of overseeing the planning and implementation of SME development programmes in Malaysia, he was assigned to high-profile projects involving electrical and electronics key economic areas (particularly in LED, Semiconductor, Solar and Industrial Electronics), innovation, nanotechnology, electric vehicles, rail and smart grid.

“Having extensive experience of more than 20 years in both the public and corporate sectors, Rizal will undertake to steer and further strengthen the operations and services of SME Corporation in progressing and developing SMEs in Malaysia,” MEDAC said.