His Excellency Dato' Sri Dr. Jamaludin Jarjis, ambassador of Malaysia to the United States, will be the guest speaker at Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business 2011 Boeing Distinguished Guest Lecture Wednesday, May 4, in the Wool Ballroom at Busch Student Center, 20 N. Grand Blvd. The event is free and open to the public however reservations are required.
While in St. Louis, the Ambassador wants to promote the U.S.-Malaysia diplomatic and business relations and plans to meet with members of the Malaysian community as well as students and U.S. business leaders.
The event begins at 5 p.m. followed by a reception at 6 p.m. Registration is at 4:30 p.m. Parking is available in the University garage located at Grand and Laclede.
To register or for more information, visit biib.slu.edu or contact the Boeing Institute for International Business at (314) 977-3898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Ambassador: Dato' Sri Dr. Jamaludin Jarjis was appointed Ambassador to the United States with ministerial status in 2009. A prominent corporate leader and politician in Malaysia, he first joined the Cabinet as Second Finance Minister in 2002. In 2004, he was appointed the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and then Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation - a position he held until March 2008. He has been a member of the Parliament since 1990 and was elected to the UMNO Supreme Council in 2000.
|His Excellency Dato' Sri Dr. Jamaludin Jarjis|
Prior to joining the Cabinet, he served in various business positions, most recently as chairman of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), the national power utility company and the largest listed company on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE).
Dr. Jamaludin holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manchester (UK), a masters from the University of Manitoba (Canada) and a Ph.D. from the University of McGill (Canada).
The lecture is presented by SLU's Boeing Institute of International Business in partnership with the Missouri Department of Economic Development, St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, U.S. Department of Commerce, World Affairs Council, World Agricultural Forum and the World Trade Center St. Louis.
This program is partially funded by a Business and International Education grant from the U.S. Department of Education.