Dr Norida Abdul Rahman
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dr. Norida binti Abdul Rahman, aged 61, a Malaysian, female, was appointed to the Board of the Company as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 August 2022. She is also a member of the Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Board Procurement Committee.
Dr. Norida holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Technology Management) from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), obtained MBA (elective Finance) from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and Bachelor’s 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.
She was the Managing Director of VentureTECH, an investment company with focus in technology sectors, until her retirement in February 2023. Dr. Norida had served as the Board Member in several investee companies including as Chairman of a joint-venture Fund Management private equity company, VentureTECH SBI Sdn Bhd and its Investment Committee accordingly.
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”), then under the Prime Minister’s Department, 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, she was General Manager Corporate at Kulim Technology Park Corporation. 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. She was also appointed as a member of the Bumiputera Agenda Special Committee related to GLC/GLIC on investment for the National Shared Prosperity Council.