His Excellency Dato’ Seri Haji Idris bin Jusoh
Y.B. Dato’ Seri Haji Idris bin Jusoh has been appointed as the Chairman of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) since 2008. Before that, he was the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of the state of Terengganu (March 2004 - March 2008). Prior to that he was Deputy Minister of Entrepreneurial Development and Member of Parliament for Besut. Earlier on he was Managing Director of Jusoh Enterprise Sdn. Bhd., a wood-based company.
His educational background includes a former student of Blackburn High School Victoria, Australia and a degree in Social Science Programme from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 1980.
He underwent an Entrepreneurship Programme in Aston University, England in 1984, and earned an MBA from New Haven University USA, where he had been President of the International Student Association in 1987. In 1993 he studied Arabic in University of Jordan before going to Harvard University for an Advanced Management Programme in 2001. Of the many conferment received by Y.B. Dato’ Seri during service, one was the Special Appreciation (Individual Malaysian Franchise) Award (2000/2001).