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Mohd Sidek Hassan

Chairman
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Port Sudan Refinery
Sudan

Mohd Sidek Hassan

Biography

Tan Sri Mohamad Sidek bin Haji Hassan (born on 24 June 1951) is a former Malaysian politician and 12th Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, appointed by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong for the post on 3 September 2006. He served until his retirement on 24 June 2012 and was succeeded by Dr. Ali Hamsa. He was also the President of International Islamic University Malaysia from 2008 until 2013. Currently, he is the Chairman of PETRONAS (Malaysian oil company), a position he has held since 1 July 2012. Tan Sri Mohd Sidek was born in Pekan, Pahang, on 24 June 1951. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree in Public Administration from the University of Malaya and a master's degree in Business Administration from New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University). He began his career in the Administrative and Diplomatic Service on 15 April 1974 as an Assistant Director at the International Trade Division, Ministry of Trade and Industry. He was later appointed Assistant Trade Commissioner at the Malaysian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, from May 1977 until July 1980. From August 1980 until July 1984, he served in the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) of the Prime Minister’s Department, initially as a Principal Assistant Director, then later promoted to Deputy Director, Project Analysis Sector and subsequently as the Deputy Director of Research in the same department. He has expansive working experience within the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. During his service in the ministry, he had held the positions of Malaysia’s Trade Commissioner in Sydney, Australia, Deputy Director in the Policy and Research Division, Deputy Director (Operations) in the International Trade Division, Minister Counselor of Economic Affairs at the Malaysian Trade Commissioner's Office in Washington, D.C., United States, and the Director of Multilateral Relations Division. He was appointed as Deputy Secretary-General (Trade) on 19 January 2001 and thereon as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry on 24 October 2004. He was appointed the 12th Chief Secretary of Malaysia on 3 September 2006. He was reappointed to the post for a total of three times despite having reached the mandatory retirement age in 2009. On 22 June 2012, the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced that Sidek would be appointed chairman of PETRONAS upon his retirement. This appointment was formalized on 1 July 2012.

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