Dato’ Sri Idris Jala
Dato’ Sri Idris Jala was recently featured in Bloomberg Markets’ 50 Most Influential List of individuals who have moved markets or shaped ideas and policies. He was a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Growth Models and the World Bank’s Panel of Advisory Experts for Competitive Industries practice division. He was also a Minister in Prime Minister’s Office and is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) and Managing Director of BFR Institute. PEMANDU is a unit that oversees the Malaysia’s National Transformation Programme.
Previously, Idris spent an illustrious 23 years working for Shell in various capacities, based in Malaysia, UK, Netherlands and Sri Lanka. He led a successful turnaround when he was the CEO of Malaysia Airlines. During the time, he was also a Board member of the International Air Transport Association.