Mr. Sivasuriyamoorthy Sundara Raja
Mr Sivasuriyamoorthy Sundara Raja is currently the Executive Director (Investment Promotion) of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). He joined MIDA in 1989 as an Assistant Director in the Food, Beverages and Chemical Division. Over the last 29 years he has served in the Strategic Planning and Policy Advocacy Division, Investment Promotion Division and Incentive Coordination and Collaboration Office. Mr. Raja was posted to Germany twice to head MIDA’s office in Cologne (2006-2009) and Frankfurt (2013-2017). He was responsible for attracting foreign direct investments from Germany and the Benelux countries, namely Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Throughout his career, Mr Raja was involved in various projects on Malaysia’s industrial development, such as the 2nd and 3rd Industrial Master Plans (IMP), 8th-10th Malaysia Plans, Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), Liberalization of the Manufacturing Sector, formulation of investment incentives and policies under the Promotion of Investments Act (PIA) 1986 and Industrial Coordination Act (ICA) 1975, MIDA’s Computerised Information Systems (CIS), MIDA’s Empowerment as well as MIDA’s Restructuring exercise (2013). He is a Business Administration graduate from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.