THURSDAY, 24 DECEMBER 2020, KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) announces the appointment of Mohd Mustafa Abdul Aziz as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following the retirement of Dato’ Wan Latiff Wan Musa today. Mohd Mustafa will assume the new responsibility starting from 25th December 2020.
Mohd Mustafa, who was previously the Deputy CEO (Export Acceleration) of MATRADE, has extensive knowledge in international trade and has held various positions within the organisation including leading the markets of ASEAN & Australasia, China & North East Asia, Central Asia, West Asia, South Asia & Africa. He also led the Professional & Business Services section as well as the Mid-Tier Companies Development & SMEs Go-Ex section. He was also actively involved in various committees for trade and export development to the economic advancement of Malaysia.
He began his 30-year career in the civil service where he started in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, followed by the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department before joining MATRADE in June 1994, where he played integral roles in export promotions. His career highlights include serving 14 years abroad as a Trade Commissioner at MATRADE Paris, Dubai, Tokyo and as a Senior Trade Commissioner in New York and Dubai for the second time, where he accumulated extensive skills and experience in international trade.
He holds a Master Degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and a Bachelor Degree from Hawaii, USA. Passionate in initiating and leading change, strengthening operations, driving results and innovating, Mohd Mustafa is committed to transforming MATRADE by creating more value through collaborative efforts for both exporters and the respective stakeholders. He stated that even with the current challenging pandemic situation, we will continue not only to forge strategic partnerships with stakeholders in both private and public sectors but also to continue to connect Malaysian exporters with the global buyers.