Director General, Department of Women’s Development Malaysia
Dr. Wan Nur Ibtisam Wan Ismail has a vast experience in planning, formulating and implementing public policy particularly in the field of socioeconomics. She is currently the Director General of Department of Women Development, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (Sep 2022 – Present).
Prior to this, Dr. Wan Nur Ibtisam was the Head of Programme for Economics and Public Finance, National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) Bukit Kiara (March 2021 – Sep 2022); Director of Governance Division (Public Institutions), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education (December 2019 – March 2021); Deputy Director, Centre for Leadership Sustainability, Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT), Ministry of Higher Education (September 2017 – September 2019); Under Secretary, Strategic Collaboration Division, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (September 2016 – September 2017); Deputy Director, Public Sector Transformation Division, Public Service Department (December 2013 – August 2016); Principal Assistant Secretary Policy Research and Planning Division, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (July 2005 – July 2009); and Assistant Secretary, Policy Research and Planning Division, Ministry of Human Resources (August 1997 – August 2003).
In 2022, let’s boost investments in risk reduction. New Straits Times (2022, January 17); National solidarity crucial to overcome Covid-19. New Straits Times (2021, June 23); Human Trafficking in Malaysia: Bureaucratic Challenges in Policy Implementation. Administration & Society, 1-20. Published online 1 May 2014. doi: 10.1177/0095399714532271; and Human Trafficking in Malaysia: A Labour Market Phenomenon. Malaysia Labour Review, 6(1), 2013.
University of Malaya – 2014: PhD in Public Policy (Human Trafficking Policy Implementation: A Case Study of Malaysia); University of Denver, USA – 2005: International Master of Business Administration (Major: International Policy); and Cornell University, USA – 1997: Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Labor Relations.