Newly-appointed Secretary General of Treasury becomes a Board member of PIDM
Kuala Lumpur, 18 October 2012: Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) is pleased to announce that Dato’ Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, the Secretary General of the Treasury, has joined its Board of Directors.
According to the Akta Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia, PIDM’s Board of Directors shall consist of a Chairman with relevant private sector experience, the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, the Secretary General of the Treasury, two directors from the public sector and four directors from the private sector. The Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia and Secretary General of the Treasury are ex officio Directors.
Having served in the Government for more than 30 years in various capacities, Dato’ Dr. Irwan also serves as a board member of notable organisations including the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), the Securities Commission (SC), the Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD), the Suruhanjaya Koperasi Malaysia (SKM) and the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).
“The Board of Directors and Management of PIDM extend a warm welcome to Dato’ Dr. Irwan. We look forward to his contribution to our Board deliberations and I am confident that PIDM will benefit greatly from his extensive public sector experience,” said Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Abdul Samad Haji Alias, Chairman of PIDM.
Dato’ Dr. Irwan holds a PhD in Economics from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He also received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Demography from the University of Malaya and a Masters of Science in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Dato’ Dr. Irwan replaces Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, the former Secretary General of the Treasury, who recently retired after 37 years of civil service. “We would like to take this opportunity to record our deepest gratitude to Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz for his wise counsel and guidance throughout his years as a member of PIDM’s Board of Directors,” said Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Abdul Samad.
With this recent appointment, the members of the Board of Directors of PIDM are:
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