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Y.Bhg. Datuk Hj Shamsuddin Bardan
Executive Director 
Malaysian Employers Federation 

​As the Executive Director of MEF, DATUK HJ SHAMSUDDIN is entrusted with the full responsibilities of administrating the organization.  MEF is the apex private sector employers’ organization in Malaysia with more than 5,300 ordinary members and 22 association members. The members of MEF employ more than 2.1 million employees.

Datuk Hj Shamsuddin heads the MEF Secretariat with a team consisting of 30 professional staff and 20 support staff.  As the Executive Director of MEF, Datuk Hj Shamsuddin recommends policies to be pursued by MEF in ensuring that the private sector in Malaysia operates in a more business friendly environment so as to ensure the private sector employers remain competitive.  Policies to be pursued by MEF are formulated by the secretariat and after approval by the Council will be submitted to various authorities to ensure that the policies of the Government would not inhibit the vibrancy of the private sector employers.

The efficient and effective work of Datuk Hj. Shamsuddin in managing MEF was internationally and regionally recognized when he was appointed as the Secretary-General of Confederation of Asia Pacific Employers (CAPE) and Secretary-General of ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) (2013 – 2015).

  • LLB (Hons.) University of Malaya
  • Administrative Officer, Bank Negara Malaysia (1981 – 1983)
    Industrial Relations Adviser, MEF (July 1983 – December 1991)
  • Senior Industrial Relations Adviser, MEF (January 1992 – December 1993)
  • Deputy Executive Director, MEF (January 1994 – December 1999)
  • Executive Director, MEF (January 2000 – to date)
  • Member of National Wages Consultative Council
  • Member of NLAC (National Labour Advisory Council)
  • Board Member of NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health)
  • Board Member of NCSB (NIOSH Certification Sdn Bhd)
  • Member of Technical Advisory Committee MQA (Malaysian Qualifications Agency)
  • Employer Member – SOCSO Appellate Board KL
  • Secretary-General of Confederation of Asia Pacific Employers (CAPE)
  • Secretary-General of ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) (2013 - 2015)
  • Representative of the Employers at the International Labour Conference
  • Participated in various Conferences and Workshops at the National, Regional and International Level

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