YB Senator Dato' Sri Idris Jala
Dato' Sri Idris spent 23 years at Shell. While at Shell Malaysia, he successfully led the business turnaround of Shell MDS, the first gas-to-liquids commercial plant in the world and also the sole supplier of clean diesel fuel for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
|YB Senator Dato' Sri Idris Jala was appointed Minister in Prime Minister's Office and Chief Executive Officer of Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) on 1 September 2009. PEMANDU is a unit tasked with transforming the social and economic performance of Malaysia.|
To this effect, Dato' Sri Idris has led the development of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) targeting six National Key Result Areas (NKRAs): Reducing crime, fighting corruption, improving student outcomes, raising living standards of low-income households, improving rural basic infrastructure and improving urban public transport. The GTP aims to transform Malaysia into an advanced, united, safe and just society with a high quality of life.
He has also enlisted the private and public sectors, non-government organisations and civil society in co-creating the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), which sets the roadmap for Malaysia to becoming a high-income nation by year 2020. The ETP has two components: 12 National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs) as drivers that provide focus for the economy, and six Strategic Reform Initiatives as enablers to ensure Malaysia's global competitiveness.
Together, the 12 NKEAs--Agriculture, Business Services, Communications Content & Infrastructure, Education, Electrical & Electronics, Financial Services, Healthcare, Oil, Gas & Energy, Palm Oil, Tourism, Wholesale & Retail, and Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley--and six SRIs--Public Finance, Public Service Delivery, Human Capital Development, International Standards and Liberalisation, Government's Role in Business, and Narrowing Disparities/Bumiputera SMEs--aim to raise Malaysia's Gross National Income (GNI) to US$523 billion or per capita GNI to US$15,000 in 2020.
Previously, Dato' Sri Idris was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Malaysia Airlines in December 2005, in the aftermath of the company's biggest financial loss in its corporate history. In February 2006, he announced the airline's Business Turnaround Plan (BTP 1). From a nine-month loss of US$400 million in 2005, Dato' Sri Idris succeeded in turning around the company in less than two years, with the airline achieving a record profit of US$260 million in 2007.
Building upon its successful BTP 1, Dato' Sri Idris announced Malaysia Airlines' five-year Business Transformation Plan (BTP 2) in January 2008. The BTP 2 features bold profit targets of up to US$630-US$950 million per annum by 2012. Under BTP 2, Malaysia Airlines aspires to achieve its profit targets by transforming into the world's 5-star value carrier, while offering 5-star products and services at affordable prices. Malaysia Airlines posted 10 consecutive quarterly profits during his tenure as the CEO between 2006 and 2008.
Prior to joining Malaysia Airlines, Dato' Sri Idris spent 23 years at Shell. Between 2002 and 2005, he was the Managing Director, Shell MDS (Malaysia) and Vice President, Shell Malaysia Gas & Power (Malaysia). He successfully led the business turnaround of Shell MDS, the first gas-to-liquids commercial plant in the world and also the sole supplier of clean diesel fuel for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
Between 2000 and 2002, Dato' Sri Idris held the position of Vice President, Retail Marketing, Shell International, based out of London. He was also Vice President, Business Development Consultancy where he led a team of top-notch internal consultants on radical business improvement projects, and revamped the Shell global retail business model in order to achieve profitable growth.
Between 1998 and 2000, he was the Managing Director of Shell Sri Lanka, where he helped to shape the turnaround of Shell's LPG business in Sri Lanka.
Dato' Sri Idris holds a Bachelor's degree from the Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Masters degree from Warwick University, UK.