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Dato’ Aidit Ghazali

DATO’ AIDIT GHAZALI

Full Name: Dato’ Aidit bin Ghazali

Date of Birth: 8th July 1959

Place of birth: Gombak Setia, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Education:

  • Primary, Secondary & College Education in Singapore (Anglo-Chinese School & Anglo-Chinese Junior College)
  • B.A. (Hons.) in Economics (1983) Stirling University, Scotland
  • M.A. Economics (1985), Vanderbilt University, USA

Work Experience:

  • July 1983 – June 1992: Academic Staff, Faculty of Economics, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • 1990: Visiting Lecturer of Islamic Economics, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  • July 1992 – August 1994: Fellow, Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia
  • 1994: Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Department of Economics, Harvard University, USA
  • 1994 – 2000: Chief Executive, Institute of Mind Development (INMIND)
  • 2001-2005: Founder & Principal Consultant, AKADEMI AIDIT
  • 2003 till 2008: Managing Director, AG Aspirations Sdn Bhd
  • 2005 till current: Executive Chairman & Principal Consultant, AKADEMI AIDIT SDN BHD

Institutional Involvement:

  • 1994 till 2000: Board Member, INMIND
  • 1996 till 2000: Board Member, INMIND Holdings
  • 1996 till 2000: Board Member, International Malay Secretariat
  • 1999 till current: Council Member, Selangor IT Council
  • 2000 till current: Committee Member, Waqf Development Committee, Selangor Islamic Religious Council
  • 2001 till current: Council Member, Selangor Bina Insan Council
  • Former Member: various Selangor State Government Standing Committees
  • Member: Selangor Islamic Religious Council
  • Member Board of Advisor: Malaysia Institute of Entrepreneurship (IKMA)
  • Member: Malaysia Institute of Integrity
  • 2005 – 2007: Former Resource Person, Majlis Perundingan Belia Selangor
  • 2006 – 2008: Ahli Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Korporat, Lembaga Zakat Selangor (MAIS)

Awards:

  • Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Vanderbilt University, U.S.A (1994)
  • Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, SSA (1997)
  • Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, DSSA (2001)
  • International Who’s Who of Professionals (1999 & 2001)

Publications:

  • More than 50 books (either written or edited)
  • More than 500 papers and articles (published & unpublished)

Present Engagements:

  • Consultant to private corporations on issues pertaining to Islam, human resource development and policy formulation.
  • Principal Trainer on Islamic character development for Selangor State (main clients are state leaders, government staff, educationists and community leaders)
  • Consultant to Selangor State agencies and Federal Government on various policy matters and implementation of programmes.

Main Expertise:

  • Islamic Economics
  • Human Resource Development
  • Policy Formulation
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Speech Writing
  • Islamisation of Organisation Work Culture
Putting ‘Islamic’ into management and leadership [The Brunei Times]
Bicara Interview with Dato’ Aidit