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YBhg. Datuk Seri Haji Saripuddin Hj Kasim
YBhg. Datuk Seri Haji Saripuddin Hj Kasim is MAVCOM’s new Executive Chairman and was appointed on 4 May 2020. He was first appointed as Commissioner of MAVCOM on 1 March 2016, while serving in his capacity as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Transport. He had also served as the Director-General of Legal Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Department, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs and Secretary-General of the Ministry of Human Resources. Prior to his retirement from the Malaysian Civil Service in November 2019, he served as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Federal Territories. YBhg. Datuk Seri Haji Saripuddin holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) from the University of Malaya, Advanced Diploma in Public Management from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and a Masters of Business Administration (Corporate Finance) from the University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
YBhg. Dato’ Saiful Anuar Lebai Hussen
YBhg. Dato’ Saiful Anuar Lebai Hussen was appointed the Director General of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) from the Prime Minister’s Department (PMD) on 14 February 2020. Prior to this role, he served as the Secretary-General for the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) on 22 October 2018, before the change in the Government administration and restructuring of ministries and agencies. Before his appointment as Secretary-General, he served as Deputy Director General (Policy) of the EPU, under the PMD from 21 August 2017 to 21 October 2018, before the EPU was dissolved following the establishment of the MEA. YBhg. Dato’ Saiful was also responsible for preparing the Mid-Term Review of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan, namely on the inclusive development and wellbeing, regional development and human capital.
Previously, YBhg. Dato’ Saiful served as the Deputy Secretary-General (Management) for the Ministry of Health from January 2015 to August 2017. He oversaw administrative, human resource and training matters related to public health service throughout Malaysia.
He also was in the Public-Private Partnership Unit (UKAS), under the PMD as the Senior Director of the Policy and Development Section (April-December 2010) and the Director of the Corridor Development Section (2009-2010). Throughout his tenure in UKAS, he was responsible for formulating, implementing and monitoring implementation policies, strategies, programmers/projects of the Public-Private Partnership and the development of the five economic development regions/corridors.
YBhg. Dato’ Saiful graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Malaya and a Masters Degree in Economics from the National University of Malaysia. He also holds a Diploma in Public Management from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).
Furthermore, he sits on several Boards such as Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (TERAJU), Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (EKUINAS), Putrajaya Corporation (PPJ), Johor Corporation (JCorp) and Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Perak (PKNP).
Datuk Isham Ishak
Datuk Isham Ishak is the current Secretary General of the Ministry of Transport (MoT). He was previously the Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) and the Secretary General [and prior to this, the Deputy Secretary General (Trade)] of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
Datuk Isham’s career in the government sector started in 1994 in MITI, where he served in a number of divisions related to international and regional aspects of trade and industry such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). He also served as the Minister Counselor at the MITI Washington D.C. Office for five years.
Datuk Isham has also previously held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) [and prior to this, the Chief Operating Officer (COO)] of the Small and Medium Enterprise Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp. Malaysia).
Datuk Isham holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Management from Claremont Graduate University, United States of America (USA) and has also attended the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at the Oxford University, United Kingdom, and Harvard Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School, USA.
Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai
Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai is a former judge of the High Court of Malaya and the Court of Appeal. He has also served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and Senior Federal Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers, as well as being a former member of Malaysia’s Legal Profession Qualifying Board and the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board.
Dato’ Mah was the President of the Malaysian Bar (2001-2003) and President of LAWASIA (2006-2008) and is presently a Consultant in the law firm of MahWengKwai & Associates and an Arbitrator on the panel of The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. Dato’ Mah was called to the English Bar as Barrister-at- Law in 1971 and to the Malaysian Bar as Advocate and Solicitor in 1972. He also holds a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney where he is a Fellow of the Senate.
Datuk Seri Long See Wool
Datuk Seri Long See Wool has spent more than 34 years serving in the MoT where he specialised in aviation. During his time with the Ministry he served as an Assistant Secretary (Air Transport) and Principal Assistant Secretary (Airport Development) of the Aviation Division. He was subsequently appointed as Under Secretary (Aviation) of the Aviation Division from 16 May 2002 to 1 November 2006 and was then appointed as the Deputy Secretary-General (Planning).
His most recent position was Secretary-General of the MoT, which he held just prior to his retirement in 2014. Datuk Seri Long holds degrees and diplomas from the University of Malaya and INTAN.
Dato’ Fauziah binti Yaacob
Dato’ Fauziah binti Yaacob has served as a member of the Board of Directors of various companies including Federal Investment Managers’ Malaysia (FIMM) and Prokhas Sdn. Bhd. Her time with the civil service has seen her take up several roles in the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, and MoT. Her most recent role prior to her retirement from the Civil Service in 2015 was as Deputy Secretary General of Treasury (Investment).
Dato’ Fauziah also spent time as a Senior Manager of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Bhd. from 1993 to 1996. She holds degrees and diplomas from a range of institutions including the University of Liverpool, University of Malaya, and INTAN.