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Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba

As a leading authority on investment-related matters, Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba possesses a niche expertise in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) into Malaysia. In her capacity as the former Chief Executive Officer and Director General of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), she led negotiations in numerous high-impact projects for Malaysia, contributing to the country’s development with her strong leadership and expertise.

With over 30 years in her career, Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba introduced several policies that helped to position Malaysia as a premier foreign investment destination. She possesses in-depth knowledge on key priority sectors, and has spearheaded the re-engineering and transformation of many organisations across a diverse range of industries.

As a renowned economist in Malaysia and FDI expert, Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba is highly sought-after for her expertise and knowledge, speaking frequently at local and international economic forums and business platforms. She has represented Malaysia as the lead speaker at many international and national conferences, including the Malaysia Islamic Finance Conferences (“MIFC”), Invest Malaysia Conferences, Forbes Global CEO Conference Malaysia and Malaysia Business Council Conferences. Leading media houses in Malaysia have also invited her to host Live Budget commentary sessions in the past.

She presently holds Chairmanship and Board of Director positions in government agencies, public listed companies and corporations in various industries. She continues to foster close relationships with industry associations such as American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), European Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (EUMCC) and Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce (MICCI).

Passionate about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and giving back to the community, Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba regularly speaks at various seminars and workshops on the development of women in the corporate sector, and generously shares her experience with fellow industry members.
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