Putrajaya confirms Ali Hamsa is new Chief Secretary
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Public Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) director-general Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa, 57, has been appointed Chief Secretary to the government effective Sunday.
Ali replaces Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan whose contract of service ends on Saturday, said the Prime Minister’s Office in a statement today.
It said the Yang diPertuan Agong had consented to the appointment.
Born in Kluang, Johor on August 29, 1955, Ali obtained Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from University of Malaya, and a Masters in Economics and a PhD in Environmental Science and Economics from Oklahoma State University, the United States.
He started his career in the Administrative and Diplomatic Service as Trade and Industry Ministry assistant secretary on January 5, 1981.
He served the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department from December 16, 1997 to April 21, 2009.
At the department, he held the positions of director of disbursement division and deputy director-general of the National Transformation and Advancement Programme before being appointed director-general of UKAS in the Prime Minister’s Department on April 22, 2009.
“The government expresses its appreciation and gratitude to Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan for his services and good deeds during his term of office as Chief Secretary to the government, particularly in strengthening the civil service’s delivery system by introducing various reforms to ensure the achievement of the national development agenda,” said the statement. — Bernama