Ismail Bakar

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Ismail Bakar
14th Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia
Assumed office
29 August 2018
MonarchMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterMujahid Yusof Rawa
Liew Vui Keong
Waytha Moorthy Ponnusamy
Deputy MinisterFuziah Salleh
Mohamed Hanipa Maidin
Mohamed Farid Md Rafik
Preceded byAli Hamsa
Secretary-General of Treasury (Malaysia)
In office
12 June 2018 – 28 August 2018
MonarchMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterLim Guan Eng
Deputy MinisterAmiruddin Hamzah
Preceded byMohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah [ms]
Succeeded byAhmad Badri Mohd Zahir
Secretary-General of Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (Malaysia)
In office
16 December 2015 – 11 June 2018
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterAhmad Shabery Cheek
Deputy MinisterNogeh Gumbek
Preceded byMohd Arif Abdul Rahman
Succeeded byMohd Sallehhuddin Hassan
Secretary-General of Ministry of Transport (Malaysia)
In office
18 November 2014 – 15 December 2015
MonarchAbdul Halim
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterHishammuddin Hussein (Acting)
Liow Tiong Lai
Deputy MinisterAziz Kaprawi
Preceded byLong See Wool
Succeeded bySaripuddin Kasim
Personal details
Ismail bin Bakar

(1960-01-19) 19 January 1960 (age 59) [1]
Batu Pahat, Johor,
Federation of Malaya [1]
Alma materUniversity of Malaya
University of Hull
ProfessionChief Secretary to the Government
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Datuk Seri Ismail bin Bakar is the 14th and the incumbent Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia since 29 August 2018.[2]

Education background[edit]

Ismail holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree from University of Malaya and a Master of Business Administration degree and a doctorate from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. [3]


Ismail joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service as an Assistant Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry on January 1986.[4] He had served as the secretary-general of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry and the Ministry of Transport; budget director at the National Budget Office of the Ministry of Finance and senior advisor at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC, United States. [3]


  1. ^ a b "Biodata Ketua Setiausaha Negara". Pejabat Ketua Setiausaha Negara (in Malay). Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar - KSN (malay)".
  3. ^ a b "Ismail Bakar appointed new Chief Secretary". 28 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Career - Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar".

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Preceded by
Ali Hamsa
Chief Secretary to the Government
2018 – present
Succeeded by