APPOINTMENT OF HEAD OF POLICY AND RESEARCH DIVISION
INSTITUT MASA DEPAN MALAYSIA
3rd APRIL, 2023
Institut Masa Depan Malaysia is pleased to announce the appointment of YBhg. Dr. Haji Khalid bin Abdul Hamid as the Head of Policy and Research Division of Institut Masa Depan Malaysia (MASA), effective April 3rd, 2023.
Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Economics from Universiti Malaya (UM) and a Master’s Degree in Economic Development from Vanderbilt University, USA, Dr. Khalid, 61 years old, continued his doctorate studies in the same field at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Formerly Director of the Services Industry Division in the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in the Prime Minister’s Department, he was responsible in preparing the policy papers, reports and documentations relating to the economic, finance and social sectors, including those input for the 12th Malaysia Plan (RMK-12). At the Ministry of Finance, he was entrusted to lead the teams in preparing the economic reports for the 2015 and 2016 Budgets. His last position was as the Head of Strategic Research Unit of the National Recovery Council (NPC).
An experienced civil servant with vast knowledge, Dr Khalid was often invited to present his research findings, locally and abroad. These included his study on Energy Market Integration (EMI) in the Southeast Asia that was presented during the ASEAN Summit in Brunei and Jakarta in 2011. His research paper on the impact of rising energy rates in the food industry also attracted the attention of the ASEAN Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) in 2012, and it was published in the Journal Economic Research Institute of Asian and East Asia (ERIA).
Welcome aboard, Dr. Khalid, and hopefully, with his expertise and extensive experience in the field of research, he will be able to bring MASA to greater heights as a credible think tank, based on the values of shared prosperity.
AZRIL MOHD AMIN
Chief Executive Officer
Institut Masa Depan Malaysia