Datuk Asri Hamidon has been appointed Treasury secretary-general with effect from May 1.
Asri, 54, replaces Tan Sri Ahmad Badri Mohd Zahir after the latter’s contract ended, Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali said in a statement on Thursday.
Asri was the deputy treasurer secretary-general (policy) and has been with the civil service for 26 years.
He previously served as the deputy treasurer secretary-general (policy) and has been with the civil service for 26 years.
Asri has a Bachelor’s degree of Economics from the University of Malaya and a Bachelor of Economics from Hiroshima University, Japan.
He served in the civil service for 26 years year with his first position as assistant director, Unit Economic Planning in the Prime Minister’s Department on June 1, 1994.
He has extensive experience in finance and strategic investment including previously held various positions in the Ministry of Finance.
The main posts he has held in the past include deputy secretary-general of the Treasury (Policy), Division Secretary, Investment Company and Deputy Division Division Secretary, Investment Division and Privatisation.