Tina Jamaluddin heads the Malaysia portfolio at the US-ASEAN Business Council. With over 2 decades of experience across different industries in both public and private sectors, Tina brings a wealth of knowledge covering various cross functional areas. This enables her to expertly handle policy issues and other challenges faced by member companies in Malaysia and in the region.
Tina Jamaluddin joined the US-ASEAN Business Council as Chief Representative - Malaysia in March 2018. She is the Council’s country head and its senior liaison with the private sector, Government of Malaysia and the U.S. diplomatic presence in that country.
Tina started her career at her small family business that she helped grow into one of Malaysia’s leading meat and meat-based food manufacturing companies over the course of two decades, with global clients including major fast-food chains, hotels and airlines. During this time she handled various functions including Sales and Marketing, Finance, Business Development, Strategic Planning as well as Government Relations.
In 2012 Tina had the opportunity to join UNIDO’s Sustainable Supplier Development Programme where she mentored 20 Malaysian SMEs to improve their food standards to meet global guidelines. The program was later adopted by the Malaysian Ministry of Health as a national project.
From 2015 to 2018, Tina gained extensive experience in an e-Commerce company harnessing the power of technology to develop B2B and B2C platforms to promote cross-border trade allowing local companies to target a potential global Halal market worth USD 2.5 Trillion.
Tina has been a speaker or panelist at various international conferences. She was a working committee member for the GOM’s Halal Roadmap and has held a variety of consulting engagements and is considered a subject matter expert on Halal, Manufacturing, Distribution and Logistics for the Food industry. Tina is also currently an Adjunct Professor for Taylor’s University School of Social Science.
Tina has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, majoring in International Business, from Hawaii Pacific University. She was born in Malaysia and lived in the UK from the age of 6 until moving to Hawaii to further her studies before returning to Malaysia in 1991, where she has lived ever since.