Former Economic Affairs Ministry’s secretary-general Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid has been appointed the new Auditor-General.
His two-year appointment took effect from Feb 23 this year to Feb 22, 2021.
Nik Azman replaces Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad who retired on Feb 22.
The appointment was announced by Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar on Friday (March 8).
Nik Azman has a degree in Applied Economics from Universiti Malaya and a Masters in Economics from the University of Nebraska.
He has served, among other stints, at the Economic Planning Unit as its director-general, the World Bank in Washington DC, Finance Ministry and the Prime Minister’s Department in various capacity.
Dr Ismail recorded the government’s appreciation towards Dr Madinah for her service throughout her tenure as Auditor-General.
“This is especially in her efforts to transform and restructure the country’s audit system as well as strengthen the government’s financial system,” he said. – The Star