KUALA LUMPUR — Jan. 11, 2019: Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has appointed Tan Sri Halim Mohammad as its chairman effective January 1 — his second stint in the chair after having served in that capacity from 2004 to 2010.
Halim is the founding director of the Halim Mazmin Group. Prior to being made chairman the first time, he was a board member for eight years.
During his first stewardship, Halim had mooted the idea of specialised business matching called Incoming Buying Mission, now known as International Sourcing Programme, and during this period also Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas) became the world’s largest halal trade fair.
Under his helm, Matrade began ramping up initiatives to venture into Latin America in an effort to diversify the export market. He is also a big proponent of Bumiputera and women participation in international trade, said a Matrade statement today.
Matrade is an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and is mandated to execute trade promotion initiatives. — Bernama