Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

MIDA is the principle Malaysian Government Agency responsible for developing the business relationship between Malaysia, the United States of America and Canada.

MIDA acts as a single window to all investments coming into Malaysia and the first point of contact for companies interested to explore market expansion and strategic partnership.

MIDA office in Chicago advises the companies interested in capitalizing on the opportunity in the manufacturing and related services sectors in Malaysia and the ASEAN region.


Faizal Jalaludin

Regional Director


Phone: +1 312 874 2376

Haizril Abd Rahman

Deputy Director


Phone: +1 617 276 6556


Midwest America (14 States)

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota

Southwest America (7 States)

Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas

Faizal Jalaludin


Faizal Jalaludin is a Regional Director at Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Chicago. 

He has over 16 years of various understandings in negotiation, marketing and location strategy in helping companies explore market expansion in Malaysia and the ASEAN region.

Areas of focus include location strategy, location screening/assessment, tax incentive negotiations, providing information on the opportunities for investments, and facilitating companies looking for a strategic partnership.

He oversees MIDA USA global offices to ensure efficiency, efficacy, and uniformity of marketing and promotion efforts with a primary focus on investment and new investment leads.

Haizril Abd Rahman


Haizril Abd Rahman is the Deputy Director at Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Chicago. He joined MIDA as an Economics Affair Officer and previously served in Electrical & Electronics Industries Division at MIDA headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia before being assigned to MIDA US offices in Boston and Houston.