Qualification & Experience:
He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics,
B. Econs (Hons) in Applied Economics, from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (1983).
He obtained a Diploma in Public Administration (DPA) from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1985).
He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Hull, United Kingdom (1995) and a Ph.D. from the University of Hull, United Kingdom (2004).
He is a Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIS) UK as well as an Adjunct Professor, School of Engineering and Entrepreneurship, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)Working Experience:
He began his career as the Assistant Secretary, Contract and Supply Division in the Ministry of Finance (MOF) before joining the Anti Narcotic Task Force as Assistant Director.
He then served in the Economic and International Division of the MOF as Assistant Secretary. Following this, he was the Principal Assistant Secretary for the Public Finance Section, MOF.
In 2004, he was appointed Head of Planning, Research, and Policy, MOF.
In 2006, he became the Head of Section, Government Procurement, MOF. He then served as the Senior Adviser to the Executive Director (SEA Group) The World Bank. He then joined the Ministry of Defence as Deputy Secretary-General (Policy).
He was appointed Director, National Strategic Unit, MOF. Appointed Director of National Budget, National Budget Office, MOF.
He then served as the Secretary-General in the Ministry of Transport and in the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Ind, as well as Secretary-General of Treasury, Ministry of Finance.
He was then appointed Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia. He serves as a Board Member of DMIA-LTAT Sdn Bhd. Currently, he is Chairman of TCorp Sdn Bhd (Subsidiary TEKUN Nasional) and he is also Chairman of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad.Declaration
Other than as disclosed, he does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Kulim. He has no personal interest in any business arrangement involving Kulim and has not been convicted for any offences.