Abdullah Arshad

Chief Operating Officer, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia

Abdullah Arshad, Chief Operating Officer of Agensi Inovasi Malaysia, a statutory body under the Malaysian Act of Parliament established since 2011. Have been with AIM since its inauguration and lead the Strategic Investment, Innovation Business Opportunity, IndustryAcademia Collaboration, Corporate Sector Innovation and Strategic Impact Projects.

Responsible for the development of National Corporate Innovation Index (NCII) and its derivative, Return on Innovation Investment (ROII) for the Malaysian corporate sector. Oversees the development and execution of Waste to Wealth initiatives through the National Biomass Strategy and Development of Middle-Tier companies. Abdullah also is responsible for the execution of strategic innovation investments while providing strategic direction for PlatCom Ventures and Steinbeis Malaysia.

Prior to AIM, Abdullah served Motorola Inc. for 20 years since 1983 in various capacities in Motorola Malaysia, US, China and Asia Pacific. Joined Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad in 2005 playing an active role in turning around and revamping of Bank Islam in its organizational transformation exercise. Involved in setting up Iskandar Investment Berhad in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and served as Iskandar Malaysia Management Council member. Key person in setting up Iskandar Malaysia Education Hub as the CEO of EDUCITY, Iskandar Malaysia.

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Innovation Spotlight

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