Thursday, February 18, 2016

Conferment of Dato on Director General of Myipo

According to MyIPO official portal, Shamsiah Kamaruddin, the director general of MyIPO have been bestowed the award of Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) which carries the title 'Dato', an honorific title bestowed to individuals that contribute to the development of the nation.
Dato' Shamsiah is the first woman and the first internally promoted staff from the position of deputy director general to hold the position of director general. She has worked as a civil servant for more than 30 years and never thought that the minister would appoint her to hold such an important position. Dato' Shamsiah is recognized for her effort in making intellectual property application as business friendly as possible. When she was the deputy director general, she manage to reduce the trademark application pending period from two years to less than a year for straight forward cases.

"I would avoid gaps between management staff and officers when we perform our work. Every task shall be performed smoothly and perfectly" she said in her interview with Sinar Harian. After holding the position as director general, she find out that time is gold. Being a mother of 5 children have thought her great patience to handle 425 staff.

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