Nor Mohamed Yakcop

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1. Name: Nor Mohamed Yakcop, Tan Sri

2. Occupation: Economist

3. Date of birth: August 28, 1947, Butterworth, Penang

4. Education:

  1. Master (Economics) in Business Administration, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

  2. Bachelor (Economics), University of Malaya (1972)

  3. St. Xavier Institution, Penang (1968)


5. Contributions:

  1. Minister of Finance II

  2. Minister in Prime Minister’s Department (Economic Planning Unit)

  3. Senator

  4. Member of Parliament Tasek Gelugor (2008)

  5. Special advisor to former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed

  6. Restructured of state-owned company such as Malaysian Airlines, Tabung Haji, Johor Corporation, Langkawi Cable and UEM

  7. Contributed idea for reform projects; implementation of Islamic Bank in Malaysia, establishment of bilateral payment mechanism between national banks and the central bank

  8. Director, Khazanah (2002)

  9. Introduced the Broker Scheme to broker companies (1994)
  10. Worked in Bank Negara (1968-1994, 2000)

  11. Board member of Cagamas Sdn. Bhd, Dana Bersara Kerajaan, Dana Amanah Warisan Johor, Pengurus Pelaburan ASN Bhd, Malaysian Airlines, Suruhanjaya Sekuriti


6. Honours and Awards:

  1. Panglima Negara Bintang Sarawak (Kelas Pertama) (PNBS) which carries the title “Datuk Seri” – Sarawak State Government (2008)

  2. Dato’ Paduka Seri Setia Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah (Kelas Pertama) (DHMS), Kedah (2007)
  3. Darjah Gemilang Seri Melaka (Kelas Pertama) (DGSM), Melaka (2006)
  4. Dato’ Seri Paduka Mahkota Perlis (Kelas Pertama) (SPMP) (2006)
  5. Seri Setia Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Terengganu (Kelas Pertama) (SSMZ) (2005)
  6. Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (Kelas Pertama) (SSAP) (2004)
  7. Sri Paduka Jiwa Mahkota Kelantan (Kelas Pertama) (SJMK) (2004)
  8. Best Finance Minister in Asia for 2004 voted by the Emerging Markets magazine (2004)
  9. Honorary Doctoral Degree (Economics), Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (2003)
  10. Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri (Kelas Pertama) (DGPN), Penang (2003)
  11. Darjah Panglima Setia Mahkota (Kelas Kedua) (PSM) (2000)
  12. Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (Kelas Ketiga) (DSPN), Penang (1997)
  13. Darjah Seri Melaka (DSM) – Melaka (1996)
  14. Won the Third Annual recognition Award by US Islamic Finance House – LARIBA for his excellent and significant contribution in the field of Islamic Banking, Finance, Economics and Monetary Theory for 1995
  15. Johan Setia Mahkota (JSM) – Federal Government (1993)
  16. Darjah Johan Negeri (DJN) – Penang (1991)
  17. Kesatria Mangku Negara (KMN) – Federal Government (1990)
  18. Setia Mahkota Johor (SMJ) – Johor State Government (1989)




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