Dato' Saiful Anuar Lebai Hussen
Dato’ Saiful Anuar Lebai Hussen was appointed as Secretary-General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs on 22nd October 2018. Before assuming this position, he served as the Deputy Director General (Policy) of the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department (PMD) from 21 August 2017 to 21 October 2018. He was responsible for preparing the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (11th MP), namely on inclusive development and wellbeing, regional development and human capital.
He also previously served as the Deputy Secretary-General (Management) of the Ministry of Health from January 2015 to August 2017. He oversaw administrative, human resource and training matters related to public health service throughout Malaysia.
He was in Public-Private Partnership Unit (UKAS), PMD as the Senior Director of the Policy and Development Section (April-December 2010) and the Director of the Corridor Development Section (2009-2010). Throughout his tenure in UKAS, he was responsible for formulating, implementing and monitoring implementation policies, strategies, programmers/projects of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and the development of the five (5) economic development regions/corridors.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Malaya and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the National University of Malaysia. He also holds a Diploma in Public Management from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).
Besides that, he sits on several Board of Directors (BOD) such as Putrajaya Corporation (PPJ), the State Economic Development Corporation of Perak (PKNP), the Sabah Economic Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA) and the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA).