Mohd. Rithaudden Makip

Chief Ecosystem Development Officer, SME Corporation, Malaysia

Mohd.  Rithaudden is currently the Chief Ecosystem Development Officer with the SME Corporation Malaysia, a Central Coordinating Agency under the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development that formulates overall policies and strategies for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and coordinates the implementation of SME development programmes across all related Ministries and Agencies.

Prior to joining SME Corp. Malaysia, he was the Vice President of Channel Management at a reputable bank in Malaysia overseeing the branch development, physical and virtual touch points of the bank. He has held various positions and responsibilities in various departments and financial institutions in his 12 years within the banking sector.

He holds a Bachelor of Management Studies in Management System and Marketing from University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. He presented and moderated papers on SMEs and entrepreneurship in specific platforms such as ASEAN, APEC, APO, JICA, OECD, G20, and OIC. He represented Malaysia in APEC SME Working Group, ASEAN SME Working Group, FTAs, and other bilateral relationships and is currently the co-chair of ASEAN-Korea Working Group of Economic Cooperation.