Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy)
YB DATO’ SRI MUSTAPA BIN MOHAMED is Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Economy since March 2020, where he oversees the overall medium- and long-term socioeconomic development planning of the nation. He is also Chairman of the Parliament of Malaysia’s special select committee on budget; Chairman of Talent Corporation, an agency under the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) that drives Malaysia’s talent strategy towards becoming a dynamic talent hub; and Chairman of Teraju, a strategic unit to spearhead progress through meaningful, resilient and sustainable Bumiputera economic participation.
Born in 1950, Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed holds a first-class honours degree in economics from the University of Melbourne and a master degree in economic development from Boston University. He was first elected as a member of Parliament in 1995. He has since held a number of senior positions in the Malaysian government, including Minister of International Trade and Industry, Minister of Agriculture and Agro-industry, Minister of Higher Education, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Deputy Finance Minister, and Executive Director at the National Economic Action Council.