Datuk Yasmin Mahmood
Independent Non- Executive Chairman Pos Malaysia Berhad
Datuk Yasmin binti Mahmood was appointed to the Board of Pos Malaysia Berhad on 1 April 2019 as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman. Datuk Yasmin holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Datuk Yasmin, currently the Managing Director of FutureReady Consulting Sdn Bhd, is a much sought after global thought leader in Digital Economy Transformation, Consultancy and Implementation. Throughout her illustrious career spanning three decades, Datuk Yasmin had served both the public and private sectors, which places her in a credible position on overseeing public-private partnerships to realise “Win-Win” situations and sustainable growth. Datuk Yasmin had served various technology giants in the past, starting with being General Manager of Hewlett Packard Malaysia’s Commercial Channels Organisation (1995 to 1999) and taking on a dual-role of General Manager and Regional Corporate Director of Dell Malaysia (1999 to 2006), before moving on to become Microsoft Malaysia’s Managing Director (2006 to 2009). In September 2014, due to her strong credibility and expertise, she was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Sdn Bhd to make a difference and to utilise her expertise and experience for the betterment of the nation as part of her national calling. Under her watch, MDEC soared to unprecedented heights and made the Digital Economy an engine of growth for Malaysia. Datuk Yasmin had also represented Malaysia and ASEAN at major international events, which include the World Economic Forum (WEF), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIFE). In 2018, Datuk Yasmin was recognised as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in Digital Government by Apolitical, an independent UK-based global network for government that focuses on helping public servants find solutions to issues. Datuk Yasmin was appointed as Adjunct Professor to the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in April 2016, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and CEO @ Faculty Programme (CFP) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Since leaving MDEC in mid-January 2019, Datuk Yasmin has invested in a few technology ventures in Indonesia, and assumes an advisory role in these companies. Various governments and international companies throughout the world have also sought Datuk Yasmin for her insights into digital transformation and implementation, as well as latest technology trends. These engagements include an invitation to be a permanent member of the Digital Kazakhstan Advisory Board, which is chaired by the country’s Prime Minister. In February 2019, she had also shared her ideas with the Prime Ministers of Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia at the Eurasian Economic Union forum; together with other thought leaders from countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States and France. Datuk Yasmin was awarded the Woman Icon of the Year Award at the 11th Global Leadership Award 2019. Speaking on "Business Inspirational Ideas and Ideals for 2025 and Beyond"