The appointment of the former director of the Khazanah Research Institute takes effect on Monday.
PETALING JAYA: Former Khazanah Research Institute director Muhammed Abdul Khalid has been appointed economic adviser to Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister's cabinet.
Muhammed, who led the secretariat of the Council of Eminent Persons, is a trained economist and is also a former senior analyst at the Institute for Strategic and International Studies (ISIS).
He also served as a consultant for the World Bank and various organs of the United Nations.
The appointment of Muhammed starts on 27 August.
He obtained his PhD (magna cum laude) at the Institut d & # 39; études Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo Paris), France. He holds a master's degree in economics from Universiti Malaya and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
He is currently managing director and chief economist at DM Analytics Malaysia.