Ahmad Redza Ahmad Khairuddin was elected as President of IBBY for the term 2012–14 during the General Assembly of IBBY in London, UK, August 2012. He has had previously served as IBBY President from 2010 to 2012. He also served as a member of the IBBY Executive Committee from 2006-10, with the term 2008-10 as Vice President.
He has more than 15 years experience in publishing, distribution and retailing. His publishing house, Mahir Holdings Group, is currently one of the leading privately owned publishing houses in Malaysia.
He obtained a Diploma in Investment Analysis from the MARA University of Technology, Malaysia, a Bachelors of Business in Business Administration from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and a Masters of Business Administration from Ohio University, USA.
He has a strong passion for children and their education and has steered his business to that particular area by the publication and distribution of educational books and children's literature. He is active in the Malaysian book industry and is as currently the President of the Malaysian Board on Books for Young People (MBBY), after serving as its Vice President since 2005. Prior to that he served in various capacities on several committees set up under the National Book Council of Malaysia for the development of the book industry of Malaysia.
His involvement in the field of education includes serving as a Member of the Board for MARA University of Technology, Malaysia from 2005 and he became its first Chairman until his term ended in May 2010. He was also active with the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) activities and was Chairman of the Malaysian SIFE Advisory Board from 2008 until 2011. He was also founding member of SIFE Malaysia Foundation and served as member of the Board of Trustees from June to September 2011.?