Profile - Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak
Dato' Sri Mohd NajibTun Abdul Razak was appointed Malaysia's 6th Prime Minister on 3 April 2009.
Dato' Sri Mohd Najib received his primary and secondary education at St John's Institution before continuing his secondary education at the Malvern Boy's College, Worcestershire, England. Dato' Sri Mohd Najib graduated from the University of Nottingham in Industrial Economics in 1974.
From 1976 until 2004, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib was appointed to various ministerial posts such as Deputy Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Posts, Deputy Minister of Education, Deputy Minister of Finance, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Minister of Defence and Minister of Education. He was also Pahang MenteriBesar from 1982 until 1986.
Dato' Sri Mohd Najib was made the Deputy Prime Minister following the 2004 General Election, where he continued as Defence Minister until September 2008 before moving on to become the Finance Minister. In March 2009, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib was elected unopposed as Umno President and was sworn in as Prime Minister. He still holds the Finance Ministry portfolio to-date. Under his premiership, the nation has embarked on a journey of transformation within Malaysia’s multiracial, multi religious context. The cornerstone is his 1Malaysia initiative, which emphasizes national unity.
Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib has also launched a Government Transformation Programme to improve the quality of public services, increase efficiency, and make the government more transparent. The programme sets Key Performance Indicators to measure the performance of officials and agencies and National Key Result Areas to define goals for spesific areas of public policy. He also introduced a new cabinet position to support the Unity and Performance Minister in implementing the KPI system. To drive the nation forward, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib introduced a New Economic Model with reforms to create a business environment conducive to economic growth, development and investment. The goal is to make Malaysia a high-income nation and a developed country by 2020. Transformation and further liberalization of the economy are vital to this.
Dato' Sri Najib is married to Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor and he has five children.