Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar served with the government before he joined ISIS Malaysia as Deputy Director-General in May 1990. He was appointed Director-General in March 1997 and was subsequently appointed Chairman and CEO of ISIS Malaysia on 9 January, 2006.
His positions in government included Director-General, Department of National Unity; Under-Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs; Director (Analysis) Research Division, Prime Minister’s Department; and Principal Assistant Secretary, National Security Council. He also served as Counselor in the Malaysian Embassies in Indonesia and Thailand.
Tan Sri Jawhar was Project Coordinator of Malaysia’s Master Plan on Knowledge-Based Economy. He also helped draft the Report of the Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysian Police.
Tan Sri Jawhar was also the lead drafter of the Islamic Development Bank’s Vision 1440 Hijrah document.
Tan Sri Jawhar served as a member of Penang Knowledge Economy Information Communications Technology Council (K-ICT Council) since its inception. He was heavily involved in the formulation of the K-ICT Blueprint in support of the government’s goal of making Penang a fully developed state by 2010.
His other positions include: Member, Economic Council; Member, National Unity Advisory Panel, Malaysia; Non-Executive Chairman, New Straits Times; Co-Chair, Network of East Asia Think-tanks (NEAT) 2005-2006; Chairman, Malaysian National Committee, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC); Co-Chair, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) for a period of two years; Chair, ASEAN-ISIS (2007-2008); Expert and Eminent Person, for the purposes of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Register; Member of the Board of Directors, International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies; and Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.