YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed
YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed was reappointed as Minister of International Trade and Industry in May 2013. Prior to this appointment, he has also been Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department; Minister of Higher Education; Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry; and Minister of International Trade and Industry.
Dato’ Sri Mustapa was appointed as a Senator in 1991 and has been a member of the UMNO Supreme Council since 1993. He is currently the Kelantan UMNO Liaison and Barisan Nasional Chief.
An Economic graduate of Melbourne University and Boston University, he has served as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in the Ministry of Finance (1974-1980), Lecturer at the National Institute of Public Administration (1982-1984) and Special Officer to the Minister of Finance (1984-1987) before entering active politics in late 1987.
In 1997, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Commerce by the University of Melbourne and Honorary Degree of Law by University of Nottingham in 2005. Dato’ Sri Mustapa went through the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship Programme in January 2002. He was also awarded an Honorary Fellow of the National Institute of Public Administration in 1997. Dato’ Sri Mustapa is married to Datin Sri Khamarzan Ahmed Meah and has four children. He is the author of eight books on the Malaysian economy and politics.