Ahmad Badri appointed new Treasury Secretary-General

Ahmad Badri Mohd Zahir. (Facebook pic)

PUTRAJAYA: Ahmad Badri Mohd Zahir has been appointed the new Treasury secretary-general from Sept 12 (today), Chief Secretary to the Government Ismail Bakar announced today.

Ahmad Badri, 58, who was previously the Treasury Deputy secretary-general, takes over from Ismail who was appointed Chief Secretary to the Government on Aug 29.

In a statement issued today, Ismail said Ahmad Badri had vast experience in economic management and finance.

“I believe with the knowledge, experience and credibility he has, he can carry out his responsibilities effectively by continuing the finance ministry’s vision in finance and economy to ensure the country’s growth and prosperity,” Ismail said.

Ahmad Badri was previously the finance ministry’s National Budget Office director, Strategic Investment Division secretary as well as deputy secretary of the Loan Management, Financial Market and Actuary Section.

He has served in the civil service for 29 years after joining as an administrative and diplomatic officer on Aug 1, 1989.