Honorary Vice President, IOC member, President NOC Malaysia


Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Nottingham, Great Britain; Gray’s Inn (Barrister-At-Law)


Group Company Secretary, National Corporation of Malaysia (1971-1972); Managing Director, Haw Par Malaysia (1973-1976); Chief Executive Officer, Antah Group of Companies (1977-2001); Group Chairman, Petra Group (2007-2008); Executive Chairman, Syarikat Pesaka Antah (2007-); Chairman (several public listed companies) (2007-): Aluminium Company of Malaysia and Lafarge Malaysia Berhad

Sports career

Squash national champion (1973) and member of the National Team (1973-1976); cricket, international tour to Hong Kong, China (1971); rugby, hockey and tennis at university

Sports administration

President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (1998-); 2nd Vice-Chairman (2000-2003), 1st Vice-Chairman (2003-2011), then President (2011-) of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) (2000-2003); Chairman of the CGF Sports Committee (2003-); President (2000-2001), then Honorary Life President (2001-) of the Southeast Asian Games Federation; President (1989-1996) then Emeritus President (1996-2002) of the World Squash Federation (WSF); Patron of the WSF (2002-); Executive Board Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) (1997-1999, 2001-2008); Chairman of the Associate Members of the ICC (2001-2008); Vice-President of the Asian Cricket Council (1993-2004); President of the Malaysian Cricket Association (1991-2011); member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) (2002-2014); Board Member of the National Sports Council of Malaysia (1985-); Director of the Organising Committee of the 1998 Commonwealth Games, hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Sukom ’98) (1993-1999); Founder Chairman of the Foundation for Malaysian Sporting Excellence (SportExcel); Chef de Mission of Malaysian delegation to the Games of the Olympiad: Seoul 1988; President of Taekwondo Malaysia (WTF) (2010-2014); Patron of Taekwondo Malaysia (WTF) (2014-)

Awards and distinctions

Conferred the National Sports’ Leadership Award for 1990; the Most Esteemed Order of the Royal Family of YAM Tuan Raden, the Most Esteemed Order of the Crown of Malaysia, the Panglima Setia Mahkota (the Commander), which carries the title of “Tan Sri”, 1992; the Most Honourable Order of Negeri Sembilan, the Darjah Seri Paduka Negeri Sembilan (Knight Grand Commander), which carries the title of “Dato” Seri Utama’ (1999); Honorary Doctorate, Newport University, USA (2004); International Honorary Doctorate, United States Sports Academy (USSA) (2009); Winner of the Lifetime Service Award, Pepsi ICC Development Programme Annual Awards (2008); Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Nottingham (2011); The Brand Laureate Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Brand ICON Leadership Award (2011); Honorary Doctor’s Degree, University of Glasgow (2014)

IOC History

IOC Member from 2006 to 2018; Honorary Member since 2019; Member of the following Commissions: Sport & Law (2002-2014), Sport for All (2006-2015), Sport and Active Society (2015-2020)