Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, the Managing Director of FutureReady Consulting Sdn Bhd, is a much sought after global thought leader in Digital Economy Transformation, Consultancy and Implementation throughout the ASEAN region.
Throughout her illustrious career spanning three decades, 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.
She started her career as an analyst programmer with a local bank after graduating with a double-major in Computer Science and Mathematics. She subsequently worked her way up to become General Manager of Hewlett Packard Malaysia’s Commercial Channels Organisation. She then took on the dual-role of General Manager and Regional Corporate Director of Dell Malaysia. Yasmin moved on to become Microsoft Malaysia’s Managing Director in 2006 and became known for her “Malaysianising Microsoft” mantra and for aligning the strengths of what was then the world’s most powerful software company with Malaysia’s national and development agenda.
In September 2014, she took on the much-coveted post of 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. This was achieved on the back of Yasmin spearheading the MDEC team to continuously bring FDIs into Malaysia, while spearheading strategic nation building initiatives such as the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), and nurturing the local technology ecosystem including start-ups and local companies to be world-class and citizen-centric programmes to drive digital inclusivity.
Datuk Yasmin has also represented Malaysia and ASEAN at major international events which include the World Economic Forum (WEF), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF); as well as having been interviewed by international media such as Forbes, the Economist, CNBC and Bloomberg for her thoughts and insights.
Datuk Yasmin is also an active advocate of women empowerment in the workplace, and a Founding Patron of Gorgeous Geeks, an NGO advocating Women Empowerment with ICT. She has also lent her support for the Asian Chapter of the Lean-in Career Programme, an initiative that empowers, enables, and educates women to accelerate their professional careers.
In 2018, Datuk Yasmin was recognised as one of the the world’s 100 most influential people in Digital Government by Apolitical, an independent UKbased global network for government which focuses on helping public servants find solutions to issues.