About the speaker

About The Speaker [Dr. Mastura binti Abdul Karim]


Dr. Mastura binti Abdul Karim
Undersecretary, Fiscal and Economics Division, Ministry of Finance



Dr. Mastura is currently the Undersecretary (SBFE) for Fiscal and Economics Division (FED) under the Ministry of Finance (MOF).  She has published articles in international journals and presented papers in international conferences.

She started her career with the Malaysian Civil Service in October 1995 as Assistant Director in the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department.  After completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) in 1997, she has served in various Government ministries and departments mainly in the area of fiscal, capital market, tax and budget analysis.  Following this, she was appointed as the Registrar of Credit Reporting Agencies from 2013 to 2014.  In July 2017, Dr. Mastura was seconded for two years to the World Bank Group, Washington D.C. as the Alternate Executive Director representing eleven countries of the Southeast Asia Voting Group.

Dr. Mastura holds a PhD in Finance and an MBA (Finance) from Universiti Putra Malaysia.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) majoring in Accounting from University of Hartfort, Connecticut, USA.

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