Suraini is currently the Deputy Director of Business Development and Entrepreneurship Division in SME Corp. Malaysia. She has been with SME Corp. for more than 11 years now and during her tenure, she is mostly involved in various policy development work with the SME Masterplan (2012-2020) being one of her significant contributions. She also has experience in doing economics, corporate planning and coordination work involving various Ministries and agencies.
As assess to financing is one of the important pillars in SME development, her previous work also included coordination and reporting of the various SME financing initiatives to the Government and international organisations such as ASEAN, APEC and OECD. While working on the Masterplan, she also had the opportunity to explore on alternative financing for SMEs through the capital market where she worked closely with the relevant authorities and industry players. Her current responsibilities cover development of SMEs in strategic sectors as well as promoting innovation, commercialisation and digitalisation of SMEs including IR4.0 adoption.