Group Corporate Advisor, Sunway Group / Former Secretary-General, Ministry of Transport Malaysia


Day 1 – 13 Nov 2017

SESSION TWO : Regionalisation and Geo-economics: Making Regional Economic Integration Succeed: Challenges & Opportunities | 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Tan Sri Dato' (Dr) Ramon V. Navaratnam was educated at the Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur and at the University of Malaya in Singapore where he obtained his B.A. (Hons) in Economics. He obtained his Master in Public Administration in Economics from the Harvard in 1969.

Tan Sri Navaratnam joined the Malaysian Civil Service in 1959 and held several positions over his long career in the Malaysian Treasury including the Deputy Secretary-General in the Ministry of Finance. He was promoted as the Secretary-General of the Ministry if Transport in 1986. He was Alternate Executive Director of the World Bank in Washington from 1970 to 1972. He retired from Government in 1989 and became chief executive officer of Bank Buruh (now BSN Commercial Bank) from 1989 to 1994.

Tan Sri Navaratnam has been the Corporate Advisor of the Sunway Group of Companies since 1994 and is the Pro-Chancellor of Sunway University; Director of Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and Chairman of ASLI's Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS).

Tan Sri Navaratnam was the Vice Chairman of the Malaysian Business Council, a member of the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE). He was also a member of the National Unity Advisory Panel of the Ministry of National Unity and Social Development.