Directors' Profiles


Tan Sri Dr. Ali Hamsa

Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, 57 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 University of Malaya before furthering his studies at Oklahoma State University in the United States where he obtained a Masters in Economics in 1986, followed by a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Economics in 1997.

He is also Chair of the Malaysian Integrity Institute (IIM), the co-Chair of the Special Taskforce to Facilitate Business (Pemudah) and Deputy Chairman of Johor Corporation (JCorp).



Dato’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar

DATO’ Sri Shahril Mokhtar, 42, is currently Chief Executive Officer of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd.

Before being appointed to the position, he was Group Managing Director of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, a position which he has held since 2010. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer of 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 Plan.

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

He holds a Master of Management (with distinction) from the University of Malaya and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of Missouri.



Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah

Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, 55, is currently Secretary-General to the Treasury.

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

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

He currently sits on the board of Syabas, Govco Holding Berhad, Cyberview, Felda, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad, Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Petronas, Malaysia Development Holdings Sdn Bhd, Bank Negara Malaysia, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysa (PIDM), Tabung Haji, International Islamic University of Malaya, Land Public Transport Commission, Cooperative Commission and Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen.




Datuk Seri Dr. Rahamat Bivi Yusoff

Datuk Seri Dr. Rahamat Bivi binti Yusoff, 55, is currently the Director-General of the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department.

She has served the Government for 32 years, starting as Assistant Secretary (Tax Division) and then as Assistant Secretary (Contract and Supplies Division) in the Ministry of Finance. She was also the Project Officer in the National Institute of Public Administration, Assistant Director and subsequently Deputy Director in the Macroeconomics Section of the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department, and Director of the Industrial Development Department of the Energy Commission.

She holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Western Michigan, and a Doctorate in Economics from Australian National University, a Bachelor of Social Science (Economics) (Hons) from Universiti Sains Malaysia, and a Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration.

She also currently sits on the boards of other various government agencies including Felda, Johor Corporation and the Malaysia Thailand Joint Authority.



Datuk Che Mokhtar Che Ali

Datuk Che Mokhtar Che Ali, 58, 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 as 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 Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He was admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the New Zealand Supreme Court in 1980 and was later admitted 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 as Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Tender Board and Remuneration Committee of Focal Aims Holdings Bhd. He also holds directorships in several companies, including KYS College Sdn Bhd which is the operator of Kolej Yayasan Saad Melaka. He was also formerly a director of Idris Hydraulic (M) Bhd and Idaman Unggul Bhd.



Dato’ Sutinah Sutan

Dato’ Sutinah Sutan 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 held several senior posts in the MACC including Director of Community Education, and the 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 a task post responsible for drafting 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 of the Prime’s 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.

She was a member of the MRT Executive Committee from 2010 to 2014.

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




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