Petaling Jaya, 29 February 2024, media release by Norsida Ahmad, HDC: The Halal Development Corporation Berhad (HDC) is proud to announce its Chief Executive Officer, Hairol Ariffein

Hairol Ariffein Sahari, CEO, HDC

Sahari, has been honoured with the prestigious Visionary Leader of the Year at the Malaysia Top Achievers 2023 Ceremony held recently.

The Visionary Leader of the Year award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and vision in their respective fields. Hairol Ariffein has been instrumental in driving the strategic direction of HDC since helming the position in 2020 and spearheading initiatives to enhance Malaysia’s halal ecosystem on both national and global fronts

Under Hairol Ariffein’s visionary leadership, HDC has achieved significant milestones in advancing Malaysia’s halal industry, including the development of innovative strategies to promote Malaysia’s halal ecosystem such as the launch of Halal Industry Master Plan 2030, the introduction of Halal Integrated Platform (HIP), the establishment of strategic partnerships with international stakeholders through various collaborations as well as industry event such as the World Halal

Hairol Ariffein Sahari -MATA 2023

Business Conference International Circuit.

Hairol Ariffein expressed gratitude for the award, stating, “I am deeply honoured to receive this prestigious recognition. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire HDC team, as well as our partners and stakeholders who have supported our vision of building a vibrant and sustainable halal ecosystem.”

The Visionary Leader of the Year award is a testimony to Hairol Ariffein’s outstanding leadership and contributions to the halal industry, and HDC congratulates him on this well-deserved honour.


[ABOUT HALAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BERHAD (HDC) spearheads the development of Malaysia’s integrated and comprehensive halal ecosystem and infrastructure to position Malaysia as the most competitive country leading the global halal industry. Established on 18 September 2006, HDC is the central coordinator that promotes participation and facilitates growth of industry players in the development of Malaysia’s Halal ecosystem.  An agency under the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry; it is the world’s first Government-backed halal industry development corporation. For more information, please visit HDC atwww.hdcglobal.com.]


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