Datuk Hajah Masnah graduated with a Master Degree in Business Administration from Edith Cowan University, Australia and has 39 years of experience in the Sabah State Civil Service. She served in various senior capacities including as Head Assistant Secretary, Sabah State Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Deputy Under Secretary of the Budget Division, Sabah State Ministry of Finance, Director of Sabah State Women’s Affairs Department, Permanent Secretary of Sabah State Ministry of Local Government & Housing and as Deputy State Secretary (Administration) prior to her retirement on 31st December 2021.
Datuk Hajah Masnah has participated in International Forums including the World Women Forum Paris in 2017 and ASEAN Mayor’s Forum Bangkok in 2019. In 2020, she was a Speaker in the World Urban Forum hosted in Abu Dhabi and in 2021, she acts as the Co-Chairman of Sabah Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force Management Team to coordinate the implementation of the National Covid-19 immunisation programme in Sabah. Her involvement and contributions towards the Government and society was recognised through the ‘Sabah Outstanding Women’s Award 2021’.
Currently Datuk Hajah Masnah sits as a Non-Independent Director of Saham Sabah Berhad and Borneo Samudera Sdn. Bhd. She is also the Chairman of Majlis Ugama Islam Sabah (MUIS) Higher Education Bursary Committee for the period 2022-2024. For her vast experience in leading organisations, Akademi Kepimpinan Wanita Sabah under the Women’s Affairs Department has invited her to give multiple talks on leadership skills and corporate governance. She is the Vice President of the Sabah Brunei Society Association, and sits on the Board of Trustees for Yayasan Kebajikan Sabah and Yayasan Dangsanak.
We are delighted to have a woman of such vast experience and talent, and we greatly look forward to all her future contributions to JSB.