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UNTIL Malaysia Lab

What We Do

The Malaysian government with other local stakeholders, such as the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) have identified four core thematic areas of concentration for the tech projects supported by UNTIL Malaysia.


Decent Work and Economic Growth - Ethical Fashion and Ecotourism 

Sustainable Cities and Communities 


The UNTIL Malaysia lab is located in Cyberjaya, just 20 minutes from the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Cyberjaya is Malaysia's global tech hub, and home to over 2300 start-ups, SMEs and tech giants.

Advisory Panel

To establish strong governance around the activities of UNTIL labs, the UNTIL programme is set to work through the UNTIL Advisory Panels - one for each lab - with the goal to provide strategic guidance to the activities undertaken. 

The Panel meets to hear reports on current plans and priorities, and key challenges with regards to policy, partnership and management. The Advisory Panel provides strategic guidance and helps ensure that UNTIL lab remains true to its mission.

The UNTIL Advisory Panels are responsible for:

1. Advising on general strategy directions to achieve lab overall objectives;

2. Advising on innovation solutions and publications as well as other outputs;

3. Providing feedback on specific concepts, ideas and proposals (including polices, training, processes, etc.);

4. Acting as ambassador on behalf of lab by attending key events and networking opportunities with key players/audiences;

5. Supporting the UNTIL programme in its impact generating activities – offering advice on the development of the communication plans;

6. Supporting lab in the dissemination of its innovation outputs to key audiences and potential users of the solutions, offering pathways into user groups;

7. Advising on potential sources of funding;

8. Receiving and endorsing the lab Annual Report.

Advisory Panel Members 


  • Mr. Stefan Priesner, United Nations Resident Coordinator for Malaysia
  • YB Syed Saddiq, Minister of Youth & Sports, Malaysia



  • Mr. Evan Cheah, Executive Vice President of Sunway Group
  • Ms. Surina Shukri, CEO of Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation(MDEC)
  • Ms. Shahira Ahmed Bazari, Managing Director of Yayasan Hasanah
  • Ms. Aireen Omar, Deputy Group CEO of AirAsia Group
  • Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, President & CEO of PEMANDU Associates
  • Ms. Dzuleira Abu Bakar, CEO, MaGIC
  • Mr. Mahadhir Aziz, Acting CEO of Futurise
  • Mr. Maurizio Gazzola, Chief of Strategic Solutions, UN-OICT



  • Mr. Matt Van Leeuwen, Director of Sunway Group (Alternate to Mr. Evan Cheah)
  • Ms. Arinah Najwa Ahmad Said, Special Functions Officer (Alternate to YB Syed Saddiq)
  • Ms. Shasha Kartini Ridzam, Head of Global Affairs, AirAsia Group (Alternate to Ms. Aireen Omar)
  • Mr. Ziad Razak, EVP & Partner of PEMANDU Associates (Alternate to Dato’ Sri Idris Jala)
  • Mr. Johnathan Lee, Executive Director, MaGIC (Alternate to Ms. Dzuleira Abu Bakar)
  • Mr. Tengku Azrul Tengku Azhar, Head of Innovations, Futurise (Alternate to Mr. Mahadhir Aziz)
  • Mr. Niloy Banerjee, Resident Representative, UNDP Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam
  • Mr. Patrick Pee,Assistant Resident Representative, UNDP (Operations),
  • Mr. Prem Nair, Head of Operations, UNTIL Malaysia
  • Mr. Lenin Rajesh, Technical Project Lead, UNTIL(Alternate to Mr. Prem Nair)
  • Ms. Vivy Yusof, Founder, FashionValet
  • Ms. Aliesha Nadira, PR Manager, FashionValet
  • Mr. Andrew Tan, Founder, KL Fashion Week
  • Mr. Reza Ramli, Director of Strategic marketing & Sponsorships, KL Fashion Week
  • Dr. Norsaadah Zakaria, CEO of MATAC
  • Ms. Mithusa Kajendran, Jr, Program Management consultant, UNTL
  • Mr. Taha Muthanna, Jr. Partnership consultant, UNTIL
  • Ms. Juainta Joseph, Coordination specialist, UNDP

Meeting Minutes


Lab Manager

Under Recruitment

Lab Manager

Malaysia Advisory Panel

MR. Priesner

YB Saddiq

MS. Shukri

MR. Gazzola

MR. Cheah

MS. Bazari

MS. Omar

Dato’ Sri Jala

MS. Bakar

MR. Aziz

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