26 - 28 June 2019
Marina Bay Sands
& Suntec Singapore

Speaker Profile - Dr. Sumitra Devi Govinda Nair

Speaker Profile - Dr. Sumitra Devi Govinda Nair

Dr. Sumitra Devi Govinda Nair

Vice President
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC)

Dr. Sumitra is Vice-President – Talent Development and Digital Entrepreneurship at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Her key mandate is to provide strategic direction and oversight for building a sustainable and quality talent pipeline for digital technology sectors. In this capacity, she spearheads digital technology talent development strategies for primary and secondary schools, as well as tertiary education. She also responsible for a national initiative to empower small and youth businesses with digital marketing skills, which has benefitted more than 200,000 local businesses. Prior to her current position, Dr. Sumitra held leadership and advisory roles in corporate responsibility and sustainability portfolios at DiGi Telecommunications and Telenor ASA (Norway).

Dr. Sumitra holds a Post-Graduate Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Executive Management Certificate in International Marketing from INSEAD University, as well as a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from University Malaya. She is also a PhD candidate at the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia and a mother to two digital natives.

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