Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of
Malaysia to the Republic of Austria, with concurrent
accreditation to the Slovak Republic, and
Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations
and International Organisations in Vienna
Ambassador Ikram Bin Mohammad Ibrahim (b. 1970) received in June 2021 his Letters of Credence as the Ambassador-designate of Malaysia to the Republic of Austria and the Slovak Republic from His Majesty Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI of Malaysia. Following his arrival in Vienna on 6 September 2021, Ambassador Ikram presented his Letters to His Excellency Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen, President of the Republic of Austria on 12 January 2022.
He is also concurrently the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations and International Organisations based in Vienna.
Ambassador Ikram was most recently the High Commissioner of Malaysia to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (February 2018 - May 2021). During his earlier tours of duty abroad, he had served at Malaysia’s diplomatic missions in New York (2003-2005 as Second Secretary, and 2006-2007 as First Secretary), Brussels (2010-2013 as Minister Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission) and Washington, DC (2013-2015 as Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission).
During his tenure at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Ambassador Ikram was assigned to the Multilateral Political Affairs Division (1996, 1998-1999 and 2001-2003 as Assistant Secretary, and 2008-2010 as Principal Assistant Secretary). He was the Undersecretary for Multilateral Security Affairs from February 2015 until January 2018 and, concurrently, was the Co-Chair of the ARF Inter-sessional Meeting on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (2015-2017 term). He was Special Officer to the Secretary General (2007-2008).
He joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service of Malaysia in January 1996. He has spent most of his 26-year diplomatic career, in various capacities, on international and regional peace and security issues. He had regularly represented Malaysia at numerous inter-governmental meetings, particularly those under the auspices of the United Nations (UN), Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the Commonwealth, as well as the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) as Sous Sherpa, Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT), Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS/ISIL/Daesh, and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (NATO-ISAF).
Ambassador Ikram holds a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in Political Science (International Islamic University Malaysia, 1994), and was a UN Disarmament Fellow (1998) and a post-graduate Chevening Scholar of the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme (1999/2000). In terms of the Malaysian government and diplomatic career-related academic qualifications, he holds a Diploma in Public Management (National Institute of Public Administration, 1997) and Certificate in Diplomacy (Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, 1998).
Ambassador Ikram is married and blessed with four sons.