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March 11-13, 2001  |  The Taj West End Hotel  |  Bangalore, India

Tan Sri Dato' Dr Othman Yeop Abdullah
Executive Chairman, Multimedia Development Corporation

Tan Sri Dato' Dr Othman Yeop Abdullah has over 35 years of experience in entrepreneurial management, with 31 years in the civil service which include serving as a Secretary General to Ministry of Primary Industries and Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Utara Malaysia. He has served in various professional organizations including World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and National Information Technology Centre (NITC). In September 1996, Tan Sri Dato' Dr Othman Yeop Abdullah was appointed as the Executive Chairman of Multimedia Development Corporation by the Malaysian government. In this capacity, Tan Sri Dato' Dr.Othman spearheads the strategic planning and implementation of Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor initiative which aims to leapfrog Malaysia into the Knowledge Age by the Year 2020. A Fellow of the Alfred P Sloan Fellowship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tan Sri Dato' Dr.Othman has also received numerous other awards including the prestigious Panglima Setia Mahkota conferred by HRH Yang di Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and a Honorary Doctorate in Information Technology from Universiti Utara Malaysia. Tan Sri Dato' Dr.Othman has also published extensively on management, development, technology and strategy issues and continues to speak on a range of topics internationally.


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