TAN SRI DATUK DR REBECCA FATIMA STA MARIA
Malaysian / Aged 65
Independent Non-Executive Director
TAN SRI DATUK DR REBECCA FATIMA STA MARIA was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the DIALOG Board on 18 November 2022.
Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature from University of Malaya. She also holds a Diploma in Public Administration from National Institute of Public Administration (“INTAN”), M.S. in Counselling from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (now known as Universiti Putra Malaysia) and a Ph.D from University of Georgia, Athens.
Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca began her career in the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1981 and served in various capacities in the then Ministry of Trade and Industry. She retired as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry ("MITI Sec-Gen") on 2 July 2016. As MITI Sec-Gen, a post she was appointed to in December 2010, she provided oversight for the formulation and implementation of Malaysia's international trade policies and positions. This involved Malaysia's participation in bilateral, regional (ASEAN, APEC, OIC) and multilateral fora (World Trade Organisation), as well as bilateral and regional trade negotiations. On the regional front, she played a key role in ASEAN economic integration and chaired the ASEAN Senior Economic Officials Meeting as well as the ASEAN High Level Task Force for Economic Integration.
She was the Chair of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs ("IDEAS") and the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry till 31 December 2018.
Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca currently serves on the Board of Trustees of MyKasih Foundation and Yayasan Hartalega as well as Director of IDEAS, and took office as an Executive Director of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat on 2 January 2019. Her other directorships in public companies include Sunway Berhad, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, RHB Bank Berhad and Eco World International Berhad.