Managing Director, Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad, Malaysia
Contribution to Society

The ‘Contribution to Society’ award recognises YBhg Dato’ Wira (Dr) Haji Ameer Ali’s commitment to job creation and people development.  

The second son to the Mydin family, a family with a firm belief in entrepreneurship as a way of life, YBhg Dato’ Wira (Dr) Haji Ameer Ali was given a firm footing in entrepreneurship by his father. He received training at the ground level and learned the trade with diligence. He fur-thered his tertiary education in the United States after getting a scholarship from Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA). 

His first shop, the third branch of the MYDIN chain was opened in Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur. His extended family mentored and coached him to run a profitable outlet. With a focus on core competency of the retail business, he focussed continuously on innovation. He developed the famed MYDIN organisational culture and created jobs for thousands of young people, making them gainfully employed. 

He showed the world that with perseverance and dedication, you can compete with global brands and still be a winner. With strong leadership, family unity and talent building, he has harnessed the core competencies of the MYDIN group to venture into various formats of retail business ranging from its original wholesale emporium, hypermarket, convenience store (known as MyMart), bazaar and mini market (known as MYMYDIN). 

He has demonstrated a great leadership to emerge as an entrepreneur of considerable stature. Today, MYDIN has grown to have more than 200 outlets nationwide with an annual turnover of RM 2.9 billion. 

The Asia HRD Awards Committee is honoured to bestow upon YBhg Dato’ Wira (Dr) Haji Ameer Ali, the Contribution to Society Award 2014 for his contribution towards job creation and talent development.