PHOTO - c, president, PIKOM (National ICT Association of Malaysia).
To continue to help drive Malaysia's ICT transformation, Malaysia's National ICT Association - PIKOM - has extended the current president's term by a further two years.
PIKOM chairman Woon Tai Hai said the national ICT industry association was pleased to announce that Shaifubahrim Saleh would continue in his role, which initially was from 14 May 2010 to 13 May 2012.
"Shaifu has served the association, its members and the industry diligently and effectively during his term as president," said Woon. "I am excited that Shaifu would be continuing to serve in the industry in this capacity for a further two years."
He said that during the last two years, a number of significant events have been initiated, including the inaugural Digital Lifestyle Expo and World Cyber Games - Malaysia in 2010. "Coupled with cementing our position as the voice of the industry, PIKOM embarked on the SME Business Success with ICT, a nationwide seminar reaching out to SME end-users."
"In addition, in 2011, PIKOM celebrated our 25th year and reached a major milestone with 1,500 members," said Woon. "The membership represents the entire spectrum of ICT products and services, with more than 50 percent of the members from outside the Klang Valley. The culmination of the 25th anniversary celebration was the gala dinner where the ICT Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to former Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his contribution to the development of the ICT industry."
"The foundation has been laid and the goals are in sight," he said. "The PIKOM Council and I look forward to working with Shaifu at this exciting juncture in our journey. The current PIKOM five-year plan expires in 2012 and together with the Council, I will be working with Shaifu and the entire team to implement the plans for the next five years," added Woon, alluding to the fact that PIKOM will be moving into a new and larger premises in the near future."
Shaifubahrim joined PIKOM after a 25-year career in the ICT industry, holding key positions in multinational corporations and also as an entrepreneur. He has also served PIKOM in various capacities for the last 20 years including as chairman from 1997-1999.
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