Malaysian Investment Development Authority
Chairman of Malaysian Investment Development Authority
Mr. Amirsham was appointed as the new Chairman of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) effective May 29, 2012. Amirsham holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Malaya and is a Certified Public Accountant. He had served as Chairman and held Directorships in various leading and private organizations. He served as President and CEO of Maybank, Malaysia’s largest financial services group for a period of 14 years from 1994 to 2008. Following his retirement from Maybank in June 2008, Mr. Amirsham was appointed a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department on March 18, 2008 in charge of the Economic Planning Unit and Department of Statistics (DOS). He held the position of Minister until April 9, 2009. Mr. Amirsham was also the former Chairman of the National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC).
H.E. Othman Hashim
Amb. Othman Hashim, presented his credentials on May 2, 2012 to President Obama. Born September 27, 1954, Amb. Othman received his degree in economics from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is a career member of Malaysia’s Foreign Service. Amb. Othman began his diplomatic service on November 26, 1979. His career in the Foreign Service has led him to Romania, Switzerland, Palestine and China before being named ambassador to the Czech Republic in January 2002. In June 2005, Amb. Othman became deputy secretary for general management services in the foreign ministry and he was also named the foreign ministry’s deputy secretary of general bilateral affairs. Prior to the United States, Amb. Othman served as Malaysia’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, from January 2009 until March 2012. Amb. Othman is married with three children.
CHAIRMAN OF SEMINAR
Marc P. Mealy is an international economist with over 15 years of professional experience in trade policy and government relations. He currently works as Vice President-Policy at the US ASEAN Business Council where he manages the US-Malaysia Business Council and US-Malaysia FTA Business Coalition. The US-ASEAN Business Council is the premier organization of American fortune 500 and medium size companies doing business in the 10 Southeast Asian nations that makes up the ASEAN region. Prior to joining the US-ASEAN Business Council, Mr. Mealy spent four years on Capitol Hill. Mr. Mealy holds a B.A. in Economics and Third World Studies from Oberlin College and an M.S. degree in Economics from the University of Florida.
The “ Malaysia-US Business Opportunities” on May 9th 2013 will focus on the current economic environment in Malaysia, specifically on business opportunities and the advantages of Malaysia as a strategic regional hub for operations in the region.
You will also have a great chance to connect with prominent companies and state / regional organizations through the one-on-one meeting session which is scheduled after the seminar at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin.
10:30 A.M. Registration of Participants & Networking
11:00 A.M. Opening Remarks by Chairman of Seminar
11:10 A.M. Welcoming Remarks by Ms. Adriana Cruz , from Austin of Chamber of Commerce
11:15 A.M. Address by H.E. Othman Hisham, Malaysian Ambassador to the US
11:25 A.M. Keynote Address by Mr. Amirsham Abdul Aziz, Chairman of MIDA
11:55 A.M. Address by Guest Speaker- Advanve Micro Devices, Inc (AMD)
12:15 P.M. Question & Answer Session
1:00 P.M. Luncheon hosted by Mr. Amirsham Abdul Aziz
2:00 P.M. One-On One Business Meeting between seminar participants and Malaysian delegates
3:30 P.M. End of program
About MIDA (More)
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is the government's principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia.
MIDA assists companies which intend to invest in the manufacturing and services sectors, as well as facilitates the implementation of their projects. The wide range of services provided by MIDA include providing information on the opportunities for investments, as well as facilitating companies which are looking for joint venture partners.
MIDA also evaluates the following applications for projects in the manufacturing and its related services sectors:
- HAWKS TECHNOLOGIES (M) SDN BHD
- MALAYSIAN INVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MIDA)
- INVEST PERAK
- JOHOR CORPORATION