MAA president Datuk Aishah Ahmad passes away at 71

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The Malaysian automotive sector was rocked these days by news of the passing of Datuk Aishah Ahmad Badjunaid, the president of the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA). In an official release, the affiliation reported Aishah passed away peacefully on February 2, 2023 morning in Jeddah and will be buried in Saudi Arabia today.

“Datuk Aishah’s passing is in truth a fantastic loss, not only to all members of the Malaysian Automotive Association but also the overall automotive marketplace,” read the launch.

“Highly highly regarded within just the neighborhood automotive industry as properly as by her international counterparts in ASEAN, APEC and the Malaysian government, Datuk Aishah was a legend and just one of the major automotive personalities who devoted the ideal several years of her everyday living contributing to the expansion and progress of the Malaysian automotive field with her eyesight, commitment, and enthusiasm,” it continued.

Aishah has held her situation considering that 1991 (MAA was beforehand recognised as the Malaysian Motor Traders Affiliation of MMTA) and led MAA to turn out to be the major automotive marketplace affiliation in the nation.

“Under her stewardship, the MAA had grown in phrases of stature, memberships and assets. With her management and potent commitment, the association has engaged in many dialogues, conversations and proposals with the authorities to resolve industrial difficulties and assessment procedures to help the enlargement and sustenance of automotive field in Malaysia,” the affiliation stated in its launch.

In addition to her position as the president of MAA, 71-calendar year-previous Aishah is also the chairman of the Automotive Federation Malaysia (AFM) due to the fact 1998. AFM is the umbrella association for MAA, the Malaysian Automotive Component Pieces Producers (MACPMA) and Motorcycle and Scooter Assemblers & Distributors Affiliation of Malaysia (MASAAM).

At the regional level, Aishah served as president of the ASEAN Automotive Federation (AAF) for a few phrases and helped mature the organisation’s stature and measurement. One of the highlights of her AAF president from 2015 to 2017 was efficiently running to recruit the Automotive Association of Myanmar (AAM) and Cambodia Automotive Business Federation (CAIF) as associates, bringing the full ten ASEAN member states business associations into AAF.

A titan in her very own right, Aishah has been included in the automotive marketplace for more than 40 decades, earning her a person of the longest serving people in the subject. Her illustrious job began in the mid-1970s with Inchcape Group of Companies in Malaysia, followed by positions in Ford Malaysia and Tractors Malaysia prior to retiring at Sime Darby Motors – she nevertheless continued to serve as a board member at the Sime Darby Team following retiring.

With news of her Aishah’s passing, DRB-Hicom also issued a assertion mourning the loss of the MAA president, with DRB-Hicom group taking care of director Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar declaring she was is irreplaceable and that her legacy is the influence she made on the industry she so beloved.

“Her leadership, eyesight, and devotion in running the MAA have designed a lasting effect on the marketplace and she will be remembered as a tireless winner for the development and enhancement of the automotive sector in Malaysia. Her passing is a wonderful loss to the field and the total neighborhood,” Syed Faisal reported. “DRB-Hicome extends its deepest sympathies to Datuk Aishah’s family members, good friends and colleagues. May possibly Allah bless her soul and put her in Jannah,” the statement read.

We at are also saddened by the passing of Datuk Aishah Ahmad Badjunaid and will miss her welcoming character, insights and participating discussions with associates of the media. We supply our deepest condolences to her spouse and children.

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