DEPUTY EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF GENTING BERHAD
PRESIDENT OF THE MALAYSIAN BRANCH OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY
Social Historian & Philanthropist
YA Bhg (Dr.) Tun Mohammed Hanif bin Omar, a Malaysian, aged 76. He is currently the Deputy Executive Chairman of Genting Berhad and Genting Malaysia Berhad. He was the Inspector-General of the Royal Malaysia Police for 20 years until his retirement in January 1994. He has received honorary awards from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines for his invaluable contribution towards the region’s security. He has been the President of the Malaysian Institute of Management since 2001. He is also the President of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. He is a member of the Malaysian Equine Council and a Council Member of the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Lembaga Pemegang Amanah Yayasan Tun Razak, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Malaysian Liver Foundation, Yayasan DayaDiri, Yayasan Gagasan Melayu Perak, The MCKK Foundation and The Community Chest, Malaysia.
Tun Mohammed Hanif received his Bachelor of Arts from the then University of Malaya, Singapore in 1959, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Buckingham University, United Kingdom in 1986 and Certificate of Legal Practice (Honours) from the Legal Qualifying Board in 1987. He was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Law by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1992, Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy (Internal Security) by Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia on 2 October 2011 and Honorary Doctorate of Law by the University of Buckingham on 16 March 2012.