Ahmad Abdullah

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Dato' Ahmad bin Abdullah (28 February 1941 – 28 September 2005), usually known as Dato' Ahmad, was a Malaysian politician and accountant.


In 1976, Dato' Ahmad (a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants[1] and a Certified Public Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants[2]) co-founded chartered accountancy firm Ahmad Abdullah & Goh[3] with chartered accountant Michael Goh, and remained a partner of the firm until 1982. The firm has since become a leading local firm delivering a full range of chartered accountancy services. Michael Goh now serves as the managing partner of the firm.

In 1982, Dato' Ahmad was elected a Johor State Assemblyman for Kukup. He was subsequently re-elected for 3 further consecutive terms until 1999. From 1986 to 1995 he also served on the Johor State Executive Council and as Acting Chief Minister (Menteri Besar) on 4 occasions.

In 1999, Dato' Ahmad (also a Certified Financial Planner with the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia[4] and a Registered Financial Consultant with the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants[5]) retired from politics and set up consulting house Ahmad Abdullah & Goh Consulting and served as its chairman.

Dato' Ahmad also sat on the boards of Johor Corporation (formerly Johor State Economic Development Corporation)[6] and Johor Islamic Corporation (formerly Johor State Islamic Economic Development Corporation),[7] and served as the Vice-President of the Johor State Malay Chamber of Commerce (Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Malaysia Negeri Johor) until his death in 2005.