Dato’ Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab (“Dato’ Dr. Amir”) is currently the Chief Executive Officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia, a strategic agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia and the agency that monitors sovereignty of the country. He has around 25 years of ICT working experience in the telecom and IT sector in the Government as well as in the semi-government and private sectors.
Through his leadership at Cybersecurity Malaysia, Dato’ Dr. Amir managed to contribute to Malaysia’s achievement in attaining number #3 rank in the world, in two consecutive International Telecom Union (ITU) Global Cyber Security Index studies (2014 & 2017 reports) and becoming first Malaysian World Trustmark Alliance Chairman (2014-2015). He was also selected to receive an ASEAN Award as the Outstanding Chief Information/Security Officer Award. He is also a Canadian-based POLCYB (The Society of The Policing of Cyberspace) Non-Executive Board of Directors for year 2015 to 2018.
He served as an OIC Task Force Member on ICT and Cyber Security and a Fellow at Malaysian Institute of Management. He was also appointed as Vice-Chair of OIC Science and Technology Committee and Executive Committee Member of Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Institutions (ACMOI) during the Thematic Committee on Science, Technology and Information Technology meeting which was held in conjunction with Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Institutions on 7 December 2015 at Jeddah, Arab Saudi. He was also ratified by APEC ECSG on 27 February 2016 in Lima, Peru as an Expert Members for the 2nd APEC ECommerce Business Alliance (ECBA) Expert Council in which he is currently one of its Deputy Directors. Dato’ Dr. Amir also has been appointed as Advisory Board Member of The Economist Intelligence Unit on Asia Smart City Program 2016.
Dato’ Dr. Amir holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering (ITEE), University of Queensland, Australia. Dr Amir also holds two Masters degrees, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Duqubue, Iowa, USA, a Masters in Information Technology from National University of Malaysia (UKM) and a Bachelor of Science Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
Academically, Dato’ Dr. Amir is an Adjunct Professor at the International Islamic University of Malaysia (UIAM) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and was one at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) Malaysia and currently also serves as an Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) Member of the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN).
A calculated risk-taker with deep technical industry knowledge, Dato’ Dr. Haji Amirudin had built a strong reputation for developing effective and unique strategies and incubating new models and designs. He maintains a well-deserved national and international reputation in his field where he had been invited as keynote speaker in various local and international conferences and featured regularly in the local TV, Radio, newspapers, magazines and online medias. Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation and growth, he consistently ranks among the top 5% of employees within the ICT Industry in Malaysia. He was conferred the Dato 'Paduka Mahkota Perak (D.P.M.P) by His Royal Highness the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, who brought him the title Dato' on 5 November 2016.