YBHG. TAN SRI SIDEK HASSAN's appointment as the Chairman of EAIC was granted by Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI, effective from 1 July 2020 for a period of 3 years.
YBhg. Tan Sri Sidek Hassan graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) (Public Administration) from the University of Malaya in 1974 and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Southern New Hampshire University in 1984. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2001.
YBhg. Tan Sri Sidek Hassan served in the Civil Service as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer for 38 years, with the last 6 years of his service as the Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN) until he turned 61 on 24 June 2012. As the KSN, he was the Chairman of the Malaysian Integrity Institute (IIM), an institution that was actively involved in the establishment of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to replace the Anti-Corruption Agency (BPR) in 2009, as well as the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 [Act 711].
He started his career in the Civil Service on 15 April 1974 as the Assistant Director at the International Trade Division, Ministry of Trade and Industry (MITI), and worked at MITI Offices in Tokyo (Japan), Sydney (Australia) and Washington DC (United States), contributing to his extensive experience at MITI. He was appointed the Deputy Secretary-General (Trade) at MITI on 19 January 2001 and the Secretary-General on 24 October 2004.
He also led several higher education institutions, including as the President of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) from 2008 to 2013 and as the Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) from 2012 to 2018.
YBhg. Tan Sri Sidek Hassan was the Chairman of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) from July 2012 to June 2018.
In addition, he served as the Chairman of KLCC Property Holdings Berhad, KLCC REIT Management Sdn. Bhd. and KLCC Holdings Sdn. Bhd. YBhg. Tan Sri Sidek Hassan was also appointed the Chairman of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) from 2016 to 2018. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Top Glove Corporation Berhad and Malayan Flour Mill Berhad.