His Excellency Datuk Dr. Awang Adek
Malaysian Ambassador to the United States
Datuk Dr. Awang Adek Bin Hussin presented his credentials to serve as ambassador of Malaysia to the United States to the State Department on April 11, having served as a senator in the Malaysian Parliament since April 2009 and deputy finance minister since April 2013. Ambassador Awang Adek won the Bachok Parliamentary seat election in 2004 and was then appointed deputy rural and regional development minister. He began his career as a lecturer at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) from 1983 to 1985, later joining the Bank Negara Malaysia from 1985 to 2001, concluding his tenure there as assistant governor. Ambassador Awang Adek holds degrees in mathematics and economics from Drew University in the United States and a master's and Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.