Event Details

Following our very successful KL program with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in December, 2018, AMCHAM is delighted to confirm that MIDA has agreed to hold a similar program in Penang so as to provide opportunity for more of our Northern members to meet with the agency and learn more about the types of support that the MIDA provides to foreign companies that have already invested in Malaysia.

The briefing will take place on the afternoon of Monday, 25 February 2019 from 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. (registration at 1.45 p.m.) at PG7 Building, Intel Technology Sdn Bhd, Phase 3 Bayan Lepas FIZ, Penang - please click 'See on Map' above for details on how to arrive at the venue.

Please note that parking spaces will be reserved only for those that have provided a car plate registration number in the registration form.

This event is free of charge and strictly for members-only.

Senior management from the following divisions will provide overviews of their roles and functions:

(a) Post Investment & Infrastructure Support

(b) Industry Talent Management and Expatriate

(c) Licensing and Incentive Compliance and Monitoring Section

(d) Incentive Coordination and Collaboration Office (ICCO)

Please join us and take this opportunity to gain a better understanding of how MIDA is structured and how they are able to support existing foreign investors in Malaysia.

For more information, please contact Lewis Walmesley-Browne, Public Affairs Manager at lewis@amcham.com.my


1:45 PM - 2 PM
2 PM - 2:05 PM
Welcome Remarks by AMCHAM
2:05 PM - 3:30 PM
Briefing including Q&A Session
3:30 PM - 4 PM
Networking & Close of Session


  • S Siva (Executive Director, Investment Promotion of MIDA)

    S Siva

    Executive Director, Investment Promotion of MIDA

    A Business Administration graduate from the University of Malaya,
    Sivasuriyamoorthy Sundara Raja joined Malaysian Investment
    Development Authority (MIDA) in 1989 as an Assistant Director in the Food, Beverages and Chemical Division. Over the last 29 years he has served in the Strategic Planning and Policy Advocacy Division and Investment Promotion Division.

    Mr. Siva was posted to Germany twice to head MIDA’s office in
    Cologne (2006-2009) and Frankfurt (2013-2017). He was responsible to move MIDA’s office from Cologne to Frankfurt and to establish MIDA’s second office in Germany in Munich. As an overseas Director in
    Germany, Mr. Siva was responsible to attract foreign direct investments from Germany and the Benelux countries, namely Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

    Throughout most of his 29 years career with MIDA, Mr. Siva was involved in various projects on Malaysia’s industrial development, such as the 2nd and 3rd Industrial Master Plans (IMP), 8th-10th Malaysia Plans, Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), Liberalisation of the Manufacturing Sector, formulation of investment incentives and policies under the Promotion of Investments Act (PIA) 1986 and Industrial Coordination Act (ICA) 1975, MIDA’s Computerised Information Systems (CIS), MIDA’s Empowerment as well as MIDA’s Restructuring exercise (2013). Mr. Siva was also responsible for the coordination of the Study on Exit Strategy for Foreign Labour Intensive Industries in Malaysia and the formulation of policies and guidelines for the Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF) to accelerate the shift of Malaysian-owned companies in targeted industries to high value-added, high technology, knowledge-intensive and innovation-based industries.

    Mr. Siva was the Director of MIDA’s Incentive Coordination and
    Collaboration Office (ICCO) for the period November 2017-March 2018, and subsequently as Executive Director of the Post-Investment Division.

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AMCHAM Member / Member Company
Standard Price Free


PG7 Building, Intel Technology Sdn Bhd, Phase 3 Bayan Lepas FIZ, Penang

Penang, Malaysia

If you have any questions please contact Lewis Walmesley-Browne

Contact Organizer

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