Mr Jamil bin Rakon received the award on behalf of YBhg Tan Sri Dr Madinah Binti Mohamad
Secretary General, Ministry of Education, Malaysia
Contribution to Society
2016

The ‘Contribution to Society’ award recognises YBhg Tan Sri Dr Madinah Binti Mohamad for her contributions towards capacity building.

YBhg Tan Sri Dr. Madinah Mohamad, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Education Malaysia is directly in charge of delivering policies and administration of the country's education structure, which include the formulation and implementation of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025. Prior to her appointment as Secretary General, she served as Secretary General of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation from April 2009 to June 2013.

She has acquired vast working experiences in various government agencies, beginning with her first role as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1981. She has also served for the Public Service Department, the Ministry of National and Rural Development, the Ministry of Works, and the National Unity and Integration Department of the Prime Minister's Department.

In her career, she has always set innovative policies for capacity building as she strongly believes that is the only way to achieve sustainable professional development.

The Asia HRD Awards Committee is honoured to bestow upon YBhg Tan Sri Dr Madinah Bt Mohamad, the Contribution to Society Award 2016 for her contributions towards capacity building.