MAA president Datuk Aishah Ahmad passes away at 71

The Malaysian automotive trade was rocked in the present day by information of the passing of Datuk Aishah Ahmad Badjunaid, the president of the Malaysian Automotive Affiliation (MAA). In an official launch, the affiliation mentioned Aishah handed away peacefully on February 2, 2023 morning in Jeddah and might be buried in Saudi Arabia in the present day.

“Datuk Aishah’s passing is certainly an important loss, not solely to all members of the Malaysian Automotive Affiliation but additionally all the automotive trade,” learn the discharge.

“Extremely revered throughout the native automotive trade in addition to by her overseas counterparts in ASEAN, APEC and the Malaysian authorities, Datuk Aishah was a legend and one of many main automotive personalities who devoted the most effective years of her life contributing to the expansion and growth of the Malaysian automotive trade together with her imaginative and prescient, dedication, and fervour,” it continued.

Aishah has held her place since 1991 (MAA was beforehand often known as the Malaysian Motor Merchants Affiliation of MMTA) and led MAA to turn into the main automotive trade affiliation within the nation.

“Below her stewardship, the MAA had grown when it comes to stature, memberships and sources. Together with her management and robust dedication, the affiliation has engaged in quite a few dialogues, discussions and proposals with the federal government to resolve industrial points and evaluate insurance policies to help the enlargement and sustenance of automotive trade in Malaysia,” the affiliation mentioned in its launch.

Along with her function because the president of MAA, 71-year-old Aishah can be the chairman of the Automotive Federation Malaysia (AFM) since 1998. AFM is the umbrella affiliation for MAA, the Malaysian Automotive Element Elements Producers (MACPMA) and Motorbike and Scooter Assemblers & Distributors Affiliation of Malaysia (MASAAM).

On the regional stage, Aishah served as president of the ASEAN Automotive Federation (AAF) for 3 phrases and helped develop the organisation’s stature and dimension. One of many highlights of her AAF president from 2015 to 2017 was efficiently managing to recruit the Automotive Affiliation of Myanmar (AAM) and Cambodia Automotive Trade Federation (CAIF) as members, bringing the entire ten ASEAN member states trade associations into AAF.

A titan in her personal proper, Aishah has been concerned within the automotive trade for over 40 years, making her one of many longest serving people within the subject. Her illustrious profession began within the mid-Seventies with Inchcape Group of Corporations in Malaysia, adopted by positions in Ford Malaysia and Tractors Malaysia earlier than retiring at Sime Darby Motors – she nonetheless continued to function a board member on the Sime Darby Group after retiring.

With information of her Aishah’s passing, DRB-Hicom additionally issued a press release mourning the lack of the MAA president, with DRB-Hicom group managing director Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar saying she was is irreplaceable and that her legacy is the affect she made on the trade she so liked.

“Her management, imaginative and prescient, and dedication in operating the MAA have made a long-lasting affect on the trade and he or she might be remembered as a tireless champion for the expansion and growth of the automotive sector in Malaysia. Her passing is a superb loss to the trade and all the group,” Syed Faisal mentioned. “DRB-Hicome extends its deepest sympathies to Datuk Aishah’s household, mates and colleagues. Could Allah bless her soul and place her in Jannah,” the assertion learn.

We at are additionally saddened by the passing of Datuk Aishah Ahmad Badjunaid and can miss her welcoming nature, insights and interesting discussions with members of the media. We provide our deepest condolences to her household.

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