Senior Manager, Policy Intervention
Posted on 28 Jul 2022 17 days left for application

Job Purpose

The Policy Intervention team is tasked to understand the current policy and regulatory frameworks in the industry and propose new and updated frameworks so as to ensure Malaysia digital economy ecosystem is benchmarked and recognized as a "best-in-class" ecosystem. 

Under Malaysia Digital aspirations,  an ecosystem that is benchmarked globally to be "best-in-class" is necessary for Malaysia to achieve innovation, tech entrepreneurship and globally competitive Malaysia based companies. A robust ecosystem is also necessary for digital investments that MDEC is now championing globally. 


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage industry and ecosystem issues related to the fast evolving tech sector and ensure growth and innovation are not hampered by existing and outdated policies and frameworks.
  • Introduce new and innovative collaboration programs with relevant government agencies, regulators, industry chambers/ associations, investors and entrepreneurs and facilitate discussions and ideation for a more cohesive policy and/or regulatory framework.
  • Working closely internal (within) MDEC to understand industry issues surrounding regulatory and frameworks that need to be addressed and championed by MDEC.
  • Preparation of work papers approvals with regulators, agencies, ministries, cabinet and parliament tabling.
  • Execution of approved policies and regulatory frameworks with internal and external stakeholders.    
  • Ensure MDEC is in the forefront of govt policy and regulatory discussions.


  • Possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in any field related to technology, IT, Engineering and/or business. A masters or a PhD would be an advantage.
  • Qualification (including diplomas) in the emerging tech sectors.
  • At least 10 years of experience in the tech sector involving regulatory work would be an advantage.
  • Overseas exposure in projects related to policy intervention would be an advantage.
  • Local and international research grant awards would be advantageous. 

Competency Required

  • Knowledge and industry exposure in technology, innovation, business and product development. 
  • Domains such as regulatory tech, emerging tech, 4IR tech verticals, product development is essential 
  • Good understanding of the current ecosystem and its challenges is an added advantage.
  • Good written and spoken communication in Bahasa and English is a must
  • Self-starter and team player  

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