Permanent Secretary, Brunei Darussalam
Contribution to Organisation
2006

Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Abd Hamid Yassin is currently Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office of Brunei and the Chairman of Royal Brunei Airlines. He began his career as an Education Officer when he first joined the Brunei Darussalam's Civil Service on 6th August 1979 after he graduated with a Bsc. in Science from Salford University, United Kingdom. He furthered his studies by taking Diploma in Education from University of Singapore and MBA from University of Exeter. 

During his career as a civil servant, he has been promoted to a number of positions and transferred to various government agencies prior to his current position. 

Pengiran Dato Abdul Hamid has brought in fresh new perspectives to the way people learn. It was with his outstanding leadership and support that the ASEAN - EC Centre in Brunei Darussalam organized two outstanding conferences - The Knowledge Management Conferences and the International HRD Conference in Brunei. Both the conferences facilitated the exchange of knowledge so vital for the development of the human capital in this country. 

The numerous speakers from a variety of countries together with the diversity of participants furthered the cause of learning with the strong support from His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzadin Waddaulah, and the Government of Brunei Darussalam. 

Pengiran Dato Abdul Hamid has steadfastly promoted the need for people development on a continuous basis as he strongly believes that human capital will provide a strong competitive edge for his growing country.