Mohd Irwan Serigar promoted to Treasury sec-gen
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — Finance Ministry deputy secretary-general (policy), Datuk Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, has been promoted to Treasury secretary-general, succeeding Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, whose contract expires tomorrow.
Mohd Irwan’s appointment takes effect on Friday, Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Ali Hamsa said in a statement today.
Ali said Mohd Irwan, 55, was picked for the post based on his qualifications, experience and knowledge, particularly in finance and economic management, when serving in various posts at the Finance Ministry previously.
Besides serving as the Finance Ministry deputy secretary-general (policy) since December 31, 2010, Mohd Irwan was the division secretary (economic analysis and international); deputy division secretary (macro economy), deputy division secretary (financial management advisory services); and division principal assistant secretary (economic analysis).
Ali said Mohd Irwan’s qualifications, experience, competency and leadership qualities would enable him to helm the Treasury and continue the excellent, efficient, transparent and effective financial and economic management to realise the nation’s national development objectives.
On behalf of the federal government, Ali conveyed his gratitude and appreciation to Wan Abdul Aziz for his valuable contributions and dedicated service for more than five years as the Treasury secretary-general. — Bernama