KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced on Thursday the appointment of Datuk Seri Idris Jala as Minister without portfolio in the Prime Minister's Department. Idris was also appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU).
In a statement issued by the Prime Minister's office in Putrajaya, Najib said he informed the Cabinet of the appointment at the Cabinet KPI Workshop in Putrajaya Thursday morning. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin has consented to the appointment, he said.
Idris, who is currently Malaysia Airlines Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, will be sworn in as a senator at a later date. As CEO of PEMANDU, the organisation that will oversee the implementation of the Key Performance Index (KPI) initiatives, Idris will complement, support and report to Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of National Unity and Performance Management.
Koh is to continue with his task on formulating and executing the overall policy and strategy on performance management and organisational transformation with special focus on National Key Results Areas (N-KRA). Koh will be chairman of the PEMANDU board which includes Chief Secretary to the Government and other senior officers.
Idris on the other hand will focus on sharing his expertise and experience in Shell and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and driving implementation of performance management in the federal government. Idris, who will also assume the deputy chairmanship of PEMANDU board, will be responsible for specific sub N-KRAs and National KPIs (N-KPIs) and advise on Ministerial-KRAs (M-KRAs) and M-KPIs.
He will report to Koh on matters relating to KPIs and directly to the Prime Minister on other duties to be assigned to him as Minister without portfolio in the Prime Minister's Department. According to the statement, the board of Malaysia Airlines will announce separately the new Managing Director and CEO of the airline.
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. Prior to joining Malaysia Airlines, Idris spent 23 years at Shell. Between 2002 and 2005, Idris was the Managing Director, Shell MDS (Malaysia) and Vice President, Shell Malaysia Gas & Power (Malaysia). Between 2000 and 2002, Idris was 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, Idris was the Managing Director of Shell Sri Lanka, where he helped to shape the turnaround of Shell's LPG business in Sri Lanka. Idris holds a Bachelor's degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Masters degree from Warwick University, United Kingdom. (Bernama)
Source: MY Sinchew