Nurul Izzah is the PM’s senior adviser on Economics and Finance. For free.


Prior to entering politics, Nurul Izzah did her bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Universiti Tenaga Nasional where she graduated from in 2003. She then furthered her studies in the U.S. and earned her master’s degree from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University studying International Relations specializing in Southeast Asia Studies.




Nurul Izzah is PM’s senior adviser on economics, finance

FMT Reporters

January 29, 2023 4:56 PM

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar has revealed that she has been appointed as a senior adviser to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on economics and finance.

The former Permatang Pauh MP told The Star in an interview that her appointment took effect on Jan 3.

The prime minister’s daughter hoped that her past experience as an MP, where she worked on poverty and technical and vocational education (TVET) issues, as well as her service on the Public Accounts Committee would serve her well.

“These can be leveraged in my engagement with experts in navigating economic governance, accountability and evidence-based policies,” she told the daily.

Nurul Izzah also said that one of her goals is to channel and leverage the talents of Malaysia’s best and brightest, both within and outside the government, and to add value to the ongoing efforts to improve the rakyat’s economic situation.

“My new roles will allow me to take on new responsibilities that are no doubt challenging, given the economic headwinds we are facing,” she said.

“However, I am confident of being able to contribute to the evolution of a Malaysia that not only seeks growth for growth’s sake but one that elevates all strata of society and provides equity in opportunities.”


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