Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 67, Female, Malaysian
YBhg Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad was appointed to the Board of Puncak Niaga on 1 December 2022 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She is a member of the Puncak Niaga’s Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Compliance Internal Control and Risk Policy Committee.
YBhg Tan Sri Dr Madinah has over 35 years of experience in the public service, holding various positions in several ministries and departments as Secretary General of the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (“MOSTI”) and Secretary General of the Ministry of Education (“MOE”). Her final leg in the public service was as Auditor General of Malaysia.
She was appointed the Auditor General of Malaysia on 22 February 2017 until her contract ended in 2019. She is the first woman to hold the position since the establishment of the National Audit Department.
YBhg Tan Sri Dr Madinah had served as the Secretary General of MOE before her retirement in September 2016. She held the position since June 2013. She was very much involved in policy guidance and administration of the Ministry, and was directly involved in driving the education transformation agenda. These included creating a clear vision and direction for the execution of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 to meet the new demands and expectations of stakeholders and the citizens.
Prior to that, she was appointed the Secretary General, MOSTI in April 2009, where she was instrumental in policy formulation and implementation, and held direct responsibility for the development of science, technology and innovation in Malaysia. The drafting and final National Space Policy and National Innovation Policy were her more significant contributions. The implementation and development of related policies which were already endorsed by the Government, such as Biotechnology Policy, ICT Policy and National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy as a whole also came under her purview.
She began her career as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in 1981 with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
YBhg Tan Sri Dr Madinah also served on multiple boards of GLCs during her tenure as Secretary General of MOSTI and as Secretary General of MOE, most notably on the boards of Securities Commission, MDEC, MCMC and many others. YBhg Tan Sri Dr Madinah was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad on 1 May 2023. She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tomei Consolidated Berhad.
YBhg Tan Sri Dr Madinah graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (Political Science) from Universiti Sains Malaysia. Further to that, she completed her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development and then a doctorate in Human Resource Development from Universiti Putra Malaysia.