Dato’ Madani Sahari is the CEO of the Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), previously known as the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI). MARii is the focal point, coordinating centre and think tank that aims on enhancing the competitiveness of the automotive industry and overall mobility, through the adoption of Robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT), under the custodian of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). He has played an active role in shaping the landscape of the automotive industry through his involvement with the formulation of the National Automotive Policy. Under his leadership, MARii has expanded its scope in catering to the ever increasing demands for Robotics and IoT adoption in Malaysia.
Since its establishment in 2010, the Malaysia Automotive Institute (now MARii) has developed numerous programs, centres and excellence, equipped with the facilities to assist the industry, academia and relevant stakeholders. The existing facilities, programs and experience within the MARii network allows immediate access for industry players to develop their capabilities in Advanced Manufacturing and Advanced IT towards the Industry 4.0 compliance. He graduated from the University of Lorraine (formerly Nancy-Université), France, with a degree in Industrial Technology and a Masters in Quality Engineering.