Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Ali bin Hamsa (born 29 August 1955) is the 13th and the incumbent Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia since 24 June 2012.
1 Education 2 Career 3 References 4 External links
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from Universiti Malaya
before furthering his studies to Oklahoma State University, the United
States of America where he obtained master's degree in Economics in
1986 followed by PhD in Environmental Sciences and Economics in 1997.
Dr. Ali joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service as an
Assistant Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry on 5 January
1981. In 1986, he was made Senior Project Manager, Economy and Public
Policy Management at the National Institute of Public Administration
where he co-authored two books namely "Dasar-Dasar Utama Kerajaan"
(1997) and "Malaysia Kita" (1998).
After a short stint at the Ministry of Transport in 1992, his
relentless pursuit of knowledge led him to obtain his Ph.D. in 1997
and upon returning from the United States, he began serving at
Economic Planning Unit,
Prime Minister's Department (PMD). He
consecutively held the positions of Director of Disbursement Division
and Deputy Director-General of the National Transformation and
On 22 April 2009, Dr. Ali was appointed as the Director-General of
Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Unit, PMD, a central agency created
to spearhead PPP initiatives namely privatisation projects, Private
Finance Initiatives, corridor developments and facilitation funds. He
was sworn in as the
Chief Secretary to the Government on 28 June 2012
before Prime Minister
^ "Dr Ali Hamsa dilantik Ketua Setiausaha Negara". Sinar Harian (in Malay). 19 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012. ^ Ahmad, Zuhrin Azam (19 June 2012). "Dr Ali Hamsa to be sworn in as Chief Secretary on Thursday". Malaysian Star. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
Chief Secretary's website
Preceded by Mohd Sidek Hassan Chief Secretary to the Government 2012–present Succeeded