Dato’ Norhalim Yunus is the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), a venture capital company under Khazanah Nasional Berhad Group. He is a biologist by training and graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1986. He has wide experience in several areas including venture capital investment, commercialisation of research and nurturing start-up companies.
Dato’ Norhalim was attached to Guthrie Plantation & Agricultural Services before joining MTDC. Since joining MTDC in 1993, he has held various positions including Director of Technology Development, General Manager of Operations and General Manager of Biotechnology Group. As a Director of Technology Development, he was responsible for management of government funding programmes for the commercialisation of research and technology acquisitions and the running of incubation centers. He was also involved in the creation of several start-up companies under MTDC and was for several years the Executive Director of MTDC Biotechnology Holding Sdn Bhd.