PUTRAJAYA — August 15, 2017: Former Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Dr. Awang Adek Hussin has been appointed as the new chairman of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) effective this September 1.
“I believe that with his experience, he can lead Mara in implementing the policies and plans of the ministry in achieving the objectives of the National Transformation programme,” said Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in announcing the appointment today
Awang Adek, 62, who was also a rural and regional development deputy minister and ambassador to the United States until last year, replaces Tan Sri Annuar Musa who does not wish to continue his contract.
Annuar was appointed on July 19, 2013. His contract was extended on August 12, 2015, and ended last Friday.
Awang Adek was also a deputy finance minister from 2006 to 2013 and was a senator from 2009 until 2013.
He was once a lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia before joining Bank Negara, where he became one of its assistant governor’s.
In politics, Awang Adek is the Bachok Umno division chief. — Bernama