|Datuk Redza Rafiq has been appointed as the Chief Executive of The Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (“NCIA”) on 1 January 2010. The NCIA is a body corporate, incorporated under the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority Act 2008 (Act 687), responsible for strategic socio-economic development of the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) – a government initiative to accelerate economic growth and elevate income levels in the north of Peninsular Malaysia encompassing the states of Kedah, Perak, Perlis and Pulau Pinang.
Datuk Redza was appointed as Managing Director of Cyberview Sdn Bhd on 15 February 2006. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer since 1 January 2002, after which he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Cyberview on 15 July 2004 to restructure and revive Cyberjaya. He has been involved in the development of Cyberjaya since 1997.
Datuk Redza holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Hull, United Kingdom and an MBA (Finance and E-Commerce).
Datuk Redza was previously with the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) prior to his secondment to Cyberview. His primary roles at MDeC were to ensure the financial sustainability of MDeC and its venture capital subsidiary; and to help enable the delivery of new programmes to spur the growth of the information and communications technology industry via the MSC Malaysia initiative. He was also responsible for the financial restructuring of MDeC.
Datuk Redza started his career at the Renong Group of Companies under the Renong Group Management Office and was exposed to various corporate work.
He has also been involved in the setting up of Malaysia’s light rail transit system and the country’s first venture capital initiatives; and up to 2013, he was a board member of Malaysia’s largest venture capital firm.
He is currently a member of the Perak State Economic Council, and sits on various committees of the Malaysian Government.
Datuk Redza was also awarded Outstanding Entrepreneur Award by the Council of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) in 2008.
|Professor Datuk Dr. Noor Azlan is the tenth Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), who took up his post on the 1st of January 2014. Prior to his appointment as Vice-Chancellor, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International Affairs). Prof Datuk Dr Noor Azlan also heads the Economics and Finance Cluster of the National Council of Professors in Malaysia and serves as a member of the National Development & Planning Council (NDPC) and Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Bank Negara Malaysia, the Central Bank of Malaysia. Noor Azlan is also a Commonwealth Fellow of Financial Economics & Banking of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as well as Mason Fellow of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA.
Professor Datuk Dr. Noor Azlan began his career at UKM over 26 years ago as a lecturer in the Faculty of Business. He has served as Dean of the UKM-Graduate School of Business, Dean at the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Chair of the Graduate School of Business. Between April 2006 and September 2009, Professor Noor Azlan was seconded to the Prime Minister’s Department, where he served as the Head of the Special Consultancy Team on Globalization, National Economic Action Council (NEAC), the Director of Microeconomics and Investments, National Implementation Directorate (NID) and the Director of the Malaysian Development Institute (MDI), Economic Planning Unit.
Professor Noor Azlan has actively participated in national level strategic initiatives, and has assumed leadership roles in several of them. These include, among others, the Blue Ocean Strategy Study on Macro Strategic Directions, the New Sources of Growth Initiative of the Economic Council, formulation of strategic directions as well as the development of an outcome-based framework for the 10th Malaysia Plan.
Professor Noor Azlan holds a Master degree in Public Administration from Harvard University in addition to an MBA in Finance and PhD in Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.
Professor Noor Azlan was born in Port Weld, Perak and is married with three children.
|Kok Seng is the Partner-in-Charge for KPMG Northern Region. He has extensive audit, accounting and consulting experience both in Malaysia and Washington, D.C., USA. His experience is not limited to audit assignments but also covers the various corporate exercises which include corporate advisory on initial public offerings, cross border acquisitions, special issues and share valuation.
He currently sits in the Penang State Shared Services and Outsourcing and Creative Multimedia Content Council.