Idris Jala listed in Bloomberg Markets 50 Most Influential List


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  • Tuesday, 09 Sep 2014

PETALING JAYA: Pemandu CEO Datuk Seri Idris Jala (pic) has been named in Bloomberg Markets 50 Most Influential list.

The list, which comes out in the magazine’s October special issue includes 10 people each from five categories: Money Managers, Thinkers, Corporate Power Bankers, Bankers and Policy Makers.

“We select individuals based on what they're doing now, rather than past achievements, and almost three-fifths of this year's list is made up of people who are appearing for the first time,” Bloomberg said of it list.

Idris, who is also Minister in the Prime Ministers Department was listed under the category of policy makers. 

“Is making it easier to invest and do business in Malaysia as he shapes economic policy meant to help the country catch up to its more-developed neighbours,” Bloomberg said of Idris

In a tweet, Idris said he was humbled by the award and that the credit also went to the government.

“I'm humbled to be in Bloomberg's 50 most influential Worldwide. Credit goes to PM, Ministers, all civil servants,” he tweeted.

Pemandu's main role and objective is to oversee the implementation, assess the progress, facilitate as well as support the delivery and drive the progress of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) and the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).
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