The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has appointed Halim Mazmin Bhd's founding director Tan Sri Halim Mohammad as its seventh chairman with effect from Jan 1, 2019.
In a statement issued today, Matrade said this was Halim’s second appointment as chairman. He was first appointed as a Chairman from 2004 to 2010. Prior to that, he was a member of the board for eight years.
Matrade is an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry MITI is mandated to execute trade promotion initiatives for the country.
In a statement, Matrade stated, “During his first stewardship, he mooted the idea to introduce specialized business matching called incoming buying mission now known as international sourcing programme and during this period.”
Under his leadership, Matrade began ramping up efforts to venture into Latin America to diversify its export market. He is also a big proponent of Bumiputera and women participation in international trade. In addition, he was appointed board member of UK-based North of England Protection & Indemnity Insurance Club for ship owners worldwide as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK.
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