YBhg. Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa
YBhg. Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa was appointed as the 13th Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) on 24 June 2012.
Dr Ali began his career in the Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1981 as an Assistant Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He then served at the National Institute of Public Administration, the Ministry of Transport, and the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department, where he consecutively held the positions of Director of Disbursement Division, and Deputy Director-General of the National Transformation and Advancement Programme. On 22 April 2009, Dr Ali was appointed as the first Director- General of the Public Private Partnership Unit, Prime Minister’s Department, a new central agency created to spearhead Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives.
As the Chief Secretary to the Government, Dr Ali is also Chairman of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Corp, MyHSR (High Speed Rail) Corp, Malaysian Integrity Institute (IIM), and Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad; Co-Chair of the Special Taskforce to Facilitate Business; and Deputy Chairman of Johor Corporation.
Dr Ali spearheads the National Blue Ocean Strategy initiatives, a multi- Ministry and multi-Agency collaborative effort in line with Malaysia’s transformation agenda. At the international level, Dr Ali is currently President of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM). He successfully hosted the Inaugural ASEAN Heads of Civil Service Retreat that saw the historic signing of the Putrajaya Joint Declaration on ASEAN Post 2015 Priorities Towards an ASEAN Citizen-Centric Civil Service. He also convened the First ASEAN Civil Service Games in November 2015 in Malaysia.