MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MALAYSIA
AMBASSADOR OF MALAYSIA
TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
Ambassador Sarah Al Bakri Devadason received her letter of credence from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V on 17 August 2017. She is a career diplomat who joined the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service in March 1994. She read law and graduated with LLB (Hons.) from the University of Malaya. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar (Roll of Advocates and Solicitors) before the High Court of Malaya in Peninsular Malaysia in 1994.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Wisma Putra), she had served at Malaysia Airlines and the Ministry of Defence. Since joining Wisma Putra in 1996, she has been assigned to its ASEAN Department, Territorial and Maritime Affairs Division, Adjudication and Arbitration Division and Policy Planning and Strategy Department. Prior to the current assignment, she was Undersecretary of the Human Rights and Humanities Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her foreign assignments have been as Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations in New York (2001 – 2004), as well as Minister Counsellor and subsequently, Deputy Permanent Representative of Malaysia to ASEAN in Jakarta (2010 – 2013).
Married to Syed Mohamad Hasrin Tengku Hussin, a fellow diplomat, Sarah is blessed with five sons.
Ambassador Dato' Zulkifli Adnan
(May 2015 - October 2017)
Ambassador Datuk Salman Ahmad
(October 2013 - February 2015)
AMBASSADOR OF MALAYSIA TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
H.E. Datuk Salman Ahmad is the current Ambassador of Malaysia to the Federal Republic of Germany.
Born in the State of Perlis, Malaysia on 2 February 1955, Ambassador Datuk Salman obtained his Bachelors in Social Sciences from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang in 1978. He joined the Malaysian Diplomatic and Administrative Service the following year and served as the Assistant Secretary of the Development Division. He was posted abroad for the first time in 1982, when he assumed the post of Second Secretary at the High Commission of Malaysia in New Delhi, India.
Throughout his career in the Malaysian foreign service, Ambassador Datuk Salman has served in a number of posts in Malaysia and abroad. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Datuk Salman had served at the Southeast Asia Division, Information Division and Strategic Planning Division in various capacities. The work also took him to a number of Malaysian missions abroad, which include, among others, Tokyo, Bangkok and Davao City.
Ambassador Datuk Salman’s first ambassadorial post came in 2001 when he was appointed as the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam. He was later appointed as the Ambassador of Malaysia to the Czech Republic (2005 - 2009) and the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Australia (2009 - 2013) before assuming his current post.
For his dedicated service, Ambassador Datuk Salman Ahmad was bestowed with the Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Perlis (DPMP) Award by His Royal Highness King of Perlis in 2002, which carries the title ‘Dato’. In 2008, he was conferred the Johan Setia Mahkota (JSM) Award from His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and in 2014, Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN), which carries the title "Datuk".
Ambassador Datuk Salman is married to Datin Tengku Karina Yusoff and blessed with 3 children.
FORMER AMBASSADOR OF MALAYSIA TO GERMANY
Ambassador Dato' Senu Abdul Rahman
(August 1962 - November 1963)
Ambassador Dato' Abdul Hamid Jumat
(February 1964 - December 1965)
Ambassador Tan Sri Hj. Abdul Khalid Awang Osman
(January 1966 - October 1971)
Ambassador Tan Sri Philip H.K. Kuok
(November 1971 - December 1974)
Ambassador Datuk Abdullah Ali
(March - September 1975)
Ambassador Dato' Ismail Mohamed
(December 1975 - October 1978)
Ambassador Datuk Kamaruddin Ariff
(December 1978 - August 1981)
Ambassador Datuk Ali Abdullah
(September 1981 - November 1983)
Ambassador Dato' Albert S. Talalla
(December 1983 - March 1986)
Ambassador Dato' Abdul Majid Mohamed
(May 1986 - May 1988)
Ambassador Dato' Zainal Abidin Ibrahim
(June 1988 - May 1992)
Ambassador Dato' Ajit Singh
(July - November 1992)
Ambassador Mohd Amir Jaafar
(January 1993 - August 1995)
Ambassador Dato' Zainuddin Abd Rahman
(October 1995 - December 1998)
Ambassador Dato' Abdul Kadir Deen
(April 1999 - April 2003)
Ambassador Dato' Kamal Ismaun
(June 2003 - June 2007)
Ambassador Dato' Zakaria Sulong
(September 2007 - April 2010)
Ambassador Dato' Ibrahim Abdullah
(June 2010 - August 2013)
Ambassador of Malaysia to the Federal Republic of Germany
Dato’ Salman Ahmad presented his credentials to German President Joachim Gauck on 21 October, 2013. He received his letter of appointment from His Majesty the Yang Di Pertuan Agong on 13 September, 2013 and arrived in Berlin with his family on 28 September 2013.
He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in November 1979 and served as Assistant Secretary in the Development Division, Management and Services Department until 1982 when he was posted at the High Commission of Malaysia in New Delhi, India as Second Secretary. In August 1985 he returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Principal Assistant Secretary at the Southeast Asia Division until November 1987 when he was posted as First Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Tokyo, Japan. In June 1991 he returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to assume duties as the Principal Assistant Secretary in the Southeast Asia Division.
From October 1992 Dato’ Salman Ahmad was appointed as Counselor at the Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok, Thailand a post he held until November 1995 when he was appointed as the first Consul General of Malaysia in Davao City, Philippines. Upon returning to Ministry of Foreign Affairs in February 1998 he served as Under Secretary in the Information Division until his appointment as the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam in Mac 2001. After his tour of duty in Brunei Darussalam he returned to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as Under Secretary in the Strategic Planning Division until his appointment as the Ambassador of Malaysia to the Czech Republic in August 2005.
He then took the position as the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Australia for four and a half years from February 2009 to August 2013 before taking up the current appointment.
For his service Dato’ Salman Ahmad was bestowed with the Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Perlis (DPMP) award in 2002 which carries the title Dato’ by His Royal Highness the Raja of Perlis and the Johan Setia Mahkota (JSM) award from His Majesty the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong in 2008.
He is originally from the state of Perlis in Malaysia but has moved to Kuala Lumpur since he started his career at the Foreign Ministry. He obtained his Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hon) degree from the Science University of Malaysia (Penang) in 1978. He is married to Datin Tengku Karina Yusoff and they have 3 children. He enjoys golf, reading and watching sports.
*Picture:From the Press- and Information Office of the Federal Government (BPA) Germany