Abdul Khalid Ibrahim


August 12, 2022

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim (14 December 1946 – 31 July 2022) was a Malaysian politician and businessman who served as the 14th State Minister of Selangor from 2008 to 2014. He was elected to the Selangor State Assembly and the Malaysian Parliament. in 2008 as a member of the People's Justice Party, but became independent in August 2014, concurrently with his resignation as Chief Minister.

Early life and business career

Khalid was born in the village of Kampung Jalan Raja Abdullah in the Kuala Selangor district, Selangor. He graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and later earned an MBA from the University of Queensland. Khalid started his career as a university lecturer. In 1979, he joined the United Malays National Organization, the main party in Malaysia's governing coalition Barisan Nasional.