Datuk Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah

Secretary General
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI)

Datuk Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah is currently the Secretary General of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI) since March 2020. Datuk Ir. Ts. Dr. is responsible for research, development, commercialisation and innovation grants as well as debt and equity agencies that focus on technology startups. Datuk Ir. Dr. also has an extensive experience in higher education as the Director General and Deputy Director General of Higher Education Department since 2009 before being appointed as Secretary General of Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology and Climate Change (MESTECC) in 2019. She continues to provide the leadership needed in connecting strategically the government, academia, and industry for the economic advancement and societal well-being pillaring in science, technology and innovation – a passion she always holds dearly. Datuk Siti also served as academia in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and professional engineer earlier in her career.

On professional level, she is a registered Technologist with Malaysia Board of Technologists and a registered engineer under the Board of Engineers Malaysia. Datuk Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah received her PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Leeds United Kingdom and Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Science) from the University of Southampton in 2016 for her outstanding contributions in the engineering field. She has received numerous education accolades including the Asia HRD Awards 2017 for her contributions to the Malaysian Society by advancing higher education and the Honorary Fellow of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) in 2017 for her expertise and experience in advancing the growth of engineering in the ASEAN region.