Idris Jala

Idris Jala
  • Minister
    Office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia

BSocSc in Dev. Studies/Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia; Master's in Industrial Relations, Warwick Univ., UK. Formerly, 23 years with Shell, Amsterdam, Managing Director, Sri Lanka, and Global Vice-President, Retail Marketing, London; turned around Shell MDS, the world's first gas-to-liquids plant. Former CEO, Malaysia Airlines, turning it around from a nine-month loss of US$ 400 million to a record profit of US$ 270 million in 2007, in less than two years. Current Minister and CEO, Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia. PEMANDU aims to transform the social and economic performance of Malaysia by working on seven national key results areas incl. corruption and crime. The Economic Transformation Programme aims to make Malaysia a high-income nation by 2020, focusing on 12 national key economic areas, such as oil and gas, financial services, palm oil, retail and tourism, and six strategic reform initiatives, covering 51 policy measures, incl. competition, standards and liberalization, and human capital development.