Rita Irina Abd Wahab

Head of Government Affairs, Shopee Malaysia


Ms Rita Irina Abd Wahab is responsible for regulatory affairs, public policy, stakeholder management and partnership strategies for Shopee Malaysia.

Prior to this, she was the Vice President of Public Affairs & Communication for Huawei Malaysia. She was instrumental in overseeing policy-to-market initiatives encompassing ICT Technology, Digital Economy and Smart Solutions. Rita was a Senior Manager in Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), a unit under the Prime Minister’s Department. PEMANDU’s main role and objective is to oversee the implementation, assess the progress, facilitate as well as support the delivery and drive the progress of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) and the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). Spanning about a decade prior, Rita held several positions in PETRONAS and PROTON Bhd.

Rita has about 22 years of experience encompassing public policy, transformation advisory, programme strategy & implementation, and category management. Rita read Chemical Engineering (Petrochemical & Process) at University Technology PETRONAS.