Zulkapli Mohamed has been appointed as the director-general of the Public Service Department (PSD) effective today, says Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Zuki Ali.
Zulkapli, 58, was previously deputy director-general (development) at the PSD.
Zuki said in a statement today that the appointment had received the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
He said the appointment was based on Zulkapli's experience in various fields including policies, management and services in the development of human capital.
"I am confident that with the knowledge and credibility that he possesses, he will able to carry out this trust and responsibility in supporting efforts and ensuring that public sector reforms are in line with the aspirations of Malaysia Madani," he said.
Zulkapli has served in the public service for 31 years. His first position was assistant secretary in the training division where he began serving on Dec 1, 1992.
He also served as CEO of the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation as well as Sabah federal secretary at the Sabah Federal Secretary's Office.
Zulkapli graduated with a bachelor of Social Science (Honours) from Universiti Sains Malaysia, a master's Degree in International Development from the University of Japan and a doctorate in Economics (International Finance) from Meiji University, Japan.
On Dec 12, 2022, Mohd Shafiq Abdullah's service as PSD director-general DG was terminated in accordance with Regulation 49(3) of the Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993 [P.U. (A) 395/1993].