Former Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia,
Rafidah Aziz is Malaysia’s longest serving Minister of International Trade and Industry, having served for 21 years from 1987- 2008. She is an authority on global trade. During her tenure as the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Rafidah Aziz contributed significantly to the development of Malaysia’s economy. She worked tirelessly to position and promote Malaysia as the most favoured destination for foreign direct investment. Under her leadership, many multi- national corporations established manufacturing, research and development facilities in Malaysia. She was recently appointed as the Chairman of the rapidly growing airline, AirAsia X.