Dr Norida Abdul Rahman
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dr Norida Abdul Rahman, aged 60, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 August 2022.
She is currently the Managing Director of VentureTECH, an investment company with focus in technology sectors. She serves as a Board Member in several investee companies including as Chairman of a joint-venture Fund Management company, VentureTECH SBI Sdn Bhd and its Investment Committee.
Dr Norida has over 25 years of combined experience in investment, industrial development and corporate strategy. She joined the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) since 1999, holding key senior positions as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and as Executive Director at subsidiary group level. She had spearheaded various high impact national initiatives in strategic sectors including emerging technology and renewables. She was a member of the Board of the Melaka Biotechnology Corporation and Chairman of MYBiomass Sdn Bhd. Prior to joining MIGHT, Dr. Norida was General Manager Corporate at Kulim Technology Park Corporation.
Dr Norida is currently a member of the Bumiputera Agenda Special Committee related to GLC/GLIC on investment for the National Shared Prosperity Council. She was also a member of the University Malaya Research Advisory Council (UMRAC) and the National Science and Research Council (NSRC) Sub-Committee Task Force.
Dr Norida holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Technology Management) from the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), obtained MBA (elective Finance) from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and a Degree in Economics from University of Winnipeg, Canada. She also attended the Executive Leadership Management Program on financial strategy at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.