Press Release

MRANTI Appoints New CEO

October 9, 2023

The Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology and Innovation (MRANTI) Board of Director (BoD) wishes to announce the appointment of Datuk Wira Dr. Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MRANTI. Rais will take over from the current Acting CEO and Chief Commercial Officer, Khairil Anuar Sadat effective 9 October 2023. Rais brings with him over 28 years of experience and a strong track record of leadership in various sectors. 

In his new role as CEO, 9Rais will be responsible for driving the strategic vision of MRANTI and overseeing its day-to-day operations. He has extensive experience in the fields of telecommunications, technology and entrepreneurship.

“We are delighted to welcome Datuk Wira Dr. Rais as the CEO. His extensive experience and deep understanding of the value of technology and innovation will be instrumental in steering MRANTI toward continued success,” said Prof. Dr. Rofina Yasmin Othman, Chairman of MRANTI. 

Rais expressed his enthusiasm about joining MRANTI, stating, "I am honoured and excited to take on the role of CEO at MRANTI. MRANTI is a nucleus agency for R&D and C&I in Malaysia that accelerates ideas to impact. I am committed to contributing significantly to the growth and success of the organisation as a technology and innovation accelerator, and  strengthening the innovation ecosystem in Malaysia.”

He added “being agile, is not about mere proactive or reactive change. It is about the ‘change of change’, it is about the 'change of change in an accelerated pace'. Nothing is linear anymore.”


MRANTI is Malaysia’s commercialisation agency with the resources to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative ideas that will drive impact. As a connector, collaborator and catalyst, MRANTI will connect problem statements (demand) with solutions (supply), bridging collaboration between public and private sectors (transition);  increase private sector participation, either through market access, investment, advisory or consultation and facilities for testing and prototyping.

Media Enquiries:  MRANTI Strategic Communication 

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