Directors' Profiles


Tan Sri Dr. Ali Hamsa

Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, 61, is currently Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia.

Prior to his appointment, Tan Sri Dr Ali was Director-General of the Public Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) in the Prime Minister’s Department. Before that, he served in the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department where he was Director of the Disbursement Division and then Deputy Director-General of the National Transformation and Advancement Programme.

Tan Sri Dr Ali joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1981 as an Assistant Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He was then made Senior Project Manager for the Economy and Public Policy Management (Putera) at the National Institute of Public Administration (Intan).

Tan Sri Dr Ali obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Malaya before furthering his studies at the Oklahoma State University in the United States of America where he obtained a Master of Economics in 1986.This was followed by a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Economics in 1997.

He was unanimously elected President of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) 2014–2016 and is also the Chair of the Malaysian Integrity Institute (IIM), the Chair of the Special Taskforce to Facilitate Business (PEMUDAH) and Deputy Chairman of Johor Corporation (JCorp).



Dato’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar

DATO’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar, 43, is currently Chief Executive Officer of MRT Corp, which is wholly-owned by the Minister of Finance Incorporated Malaysia.

Before being appointed to the position, he was Group Managing Director of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (Prasarana) a position which he had held since 2010. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD).

Before joining SPAD,Dato’ Sri Shahril was attached to RapidKL as its General Manager of Corporate Planning.While serving in that position, he was seconded as an Adviser to the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department where he was involved in drafting the Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat Act 2010 and the Land Public Transport Act 2010.He was also involved in the laboratory for urban public transport improvement which was held as part of the Government Transformation Programme.

Among the other positions he had held were General Manager of Corporate Services in Penerbangan Malaysia Bhd, Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia and Senior Executive in the Maybank Group.

He currently sits on the Board of Prasarana and MyHSR (High Speed Rail) Corp, both wholly-owned by the Minister of Finance Incorporated Malaysia.



Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah

TAN Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, 59, is currently Secretary-General of the Treasury.

Prior to his appointment, he had held various positions in the Ministry of Finance including Deputy SecretaryGeneral (Policy) and in the Economics and International Division from 2003 to 2008, he was the Under Secretary, Head of Multilateral Relations,Head of the Econometrics Section and Principal Assistant Secretary. In the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department from 1987 to 1999,Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan was the Senior Assistant Director in the Privatisation Division and Senior Assistant Director in the Energy Division.

He holds a PhD in Economics from the International Islamic University of Malaysia;Master of Science in Energy, Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania; and a Bachelor of Population Studies (Honours) from the University of Malaya.

He currently sits on the board of Khazanah Nasional Berhad,Govco Holding Berhad, Cyberview,Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Petronas, Bank Negara Malaysia, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia,Malaysian Deposit Insurance Corporation (PIDM), Tabung Haji, Cooperative Commission and Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen




Datuk Seri Dr. Rahamat Bivi Yusoff

DATUK Seri Dr Rahamat Bivi Yusoff, 58, is currently the Director-General of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in the Prime Minister’s Department. She was appointed on 19 October 2011.

Datuk Seri Dr Rahamat has been in the Malaysian Civil Service for over 30 years, starting out as Assistant Secretary (Tax Division) in the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and later serving in various positions including Director in the Budget Division at MOF,Deputy Director of the Macro Economy Section at EPU, Project Officer at the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and Director at the Energy Commission. Before assuming her current post,she was the Deputy Secretary-General of the Treasury,MOF, in charge of the System and Control Division.

She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Economics) (Honours) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Master of Economics from the University of Western Michigan, USA. She was also conferred a PhD from the Australian National University.

Datuk Seri Dr Rahamat is also a member of the Board of Directors in other agencies such as Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (EKUINAS), Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (TERAJU),Malaysia Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA), Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) and the Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (PIDM). She is also a council member of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA), Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy and the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC).



Datuk Che Mokhtar Che Ali

Datuk Che Mokhtar Che Ali, 62, is the founder partner of Messrs Che Mokhtar & Ling, a legal firm in Kuala Lumpur.

With almost 30 years of experience as a legal practitioner,Datuk Che Mokhtar has served as a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board and acted as the Chairman of the Committee.

He was also appointed a Notary Public by the Attorney General of Malaysia.As an advocate and solicitor, he has acted for various private and public companies, banking institutions, developers and statutory bodies such as Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Public Administration) and a Bachelor of Law from the Victoria University of Wellington,New Zealand. He was admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the New Zealand Supreme Court in 1980 and as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya three years later.He has also served as a Magistrate and Deputy Public Prosecutor.

He currently holds the positions of Director, Chairman of the Investment Committee and member of the Nomination Committee of Sumatec Resources Bhd.He also holds directorships in several companies, including KYS College Sdn Bhd which is the operator of Kolej Yayasan Saad Melaka.He was formerly a director of Idris Hydraulic (M) Bhd, Idaman Unggul Bhd and Eco World Development Group Bhd (formerly known as Focal Aims Holdings Bhd).



Dato’ Sutinah Sutan

DATO’ Sutinah Sutan, 62,was the former Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). She was the first woman to be appointed a Commissioner in MACC.

Prior to being appointed to the position in 2010,Dato’ Sutinah had held several senior posts in the MACC including Director of Community Education and Director of the Inspection and Consultation Division. She was also the State Director of Penang and Pahang. Before joining the MACC,she was a Senior Communication Research Officer in the National Family Planning Board.

Dato’ Sutinah had also held many strategic roles and responsibilities, both locally and overseas.Among them are Chief Secretariat to the Public Sector Governance Committee (now known as the Committee on Integrity and Governance), Chairperson for the taskforce responsible for drafting the instrument on values auditing in the public sector, Chairperson for the Corporate Integrity Pledge Roundtable Partners, member of the taskforce in drafting the National Integrity Plan, member in the Governance and Integrity Committee for the Performance Management and Delivery Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department (Pemandu) and for the Selangor State Development Board (PKNS),APEC SME Expert Working Group on the Code of Business Ethics,ADB-OECD Anti-Bribery Initiatives for Asia and the Pacific and APEC Expert Group on Anti-Corruption and Transparency.

Dato’ Sutinah holds a Bachelor of Humanities with Honours from Universiti Sains Malaysia, majoring in Mass Communication




Datuk Dr Ir Abdul Latif Mohd Som

DATUK Dr Ir Abdul Latif Mohd Som, 61, is currently the Executive Chairman of KL Prima Consult Sdn Bhd, an established medium-sized Bumiputera-owned engineering consultancy firm which he formed in 1996.

Datuk Dr Ir Abdul Latif Mohd Som began his career at the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) when he joined as a Structural Engineer in 1979. Upon completing his postgraduate degree in 1983, he joined Minconsult Sdn Bhd, one of Malaysia’s largest and established engineering consultancy firm, and subsequently, United Engineers (M) Bhd as a Senior Civil Engineer. In 1989, he joined Sime UEP Bhd as a Project Manager, where he was later promoted to be General Manager of SEA Drillers Construction Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sime UEP.

In 1991, he left Sime UEP Bhd to become a Director and Shareholder of Kumpulan Jurutera Maju Sdn Bhd, an established civil and structural engineering consultancy firm. He then left in 1996 to formed KL Prima Consult Sdn Bhd with three other professional engineers.

Datuk Dr Ir Abdul Latif obtained a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and obtained his Professional Engineer’s license in 1986. He furthered his studies at University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom where he obtained a Master of Business Administration, followed by a PhD in Built Environment (specialising in international business) from Universiti Teknologi Mara.

He is also the Adviser of ICG Global Sdn Bhd, currently the largest multi-disciplinary professional consultancy firm, Council Member of the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia (REAM) and Chairman of Gabungan Jurutera Perunding Bumiputera Malaysia. He had earlier served as an Advisory Board Member of DBKL and also a Board Member of Board of Engineers Malaysia.



Encik Ahmad Zubir Zahid

Encik Ahmad Zubir Zahid, 43, is currently a Principal and Director of Zulu Capital Sdn Bhd, a private equity fund management company that he founded in 2014 that invests in unlisted companies primarily in the food and beverage industry.

He has over seven years’ experience within the offshore oil and gas industry, as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of three separate offshore construction companies. Before setting up Zulu Capital Sdn Bhd, he was CFO of Daya Offshore Construction Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Daya Materials Berhad that provides subsea construction services. Prior to that, he was CFO of Labuan Shipyard & Engineering Sdn Bhd, an offshore and marine services contractor and SapuraAcergy Sdn Bhd, a seabed-to-surface engineering and construction contractor. These two companies were joint venture companies within the SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad group of companies.

Prior to joining the oil and gas industry, he spent over a decade in the financial services industry as a management consultant, investment banker and auditor with Ethos Consulting, ECM Libra, CIMB Investment Bank and PwC, respectively.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the United States of America. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 1996.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.




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