Nik Azman, 60, will serve for two years, effective Feb 23, 2019, to Feb 22, 2021, Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar announced today.
Nik Azman succeeds Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad whose term of office ended on Feb 22.
Ismail said in a statement that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, has consented to Nik Azman’s appointment on the advice of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and after consultation with the Conference of Rulers.
He said Nik Azman had wide experience in economics and finance.
Besides the Economic Affairs Ministry, Nik Azman has also served in the Economic Planning Unit, Finance Ministry, Prime Minister’s Department and the World Bank in Washington D.C., he said.
Ismail recorded the appreciation of the government to Madinah for her service as the auditor-general, especially in the efforts to transform and restructure the auditing system and strengthen the government financial management system.