Ahmad bin Ali is currently the Director of Security and Public Order Section at the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department (EPU, JPM). Among fundamental part of his responsibilities are the planning and formulation of policies, strategies and allocation of development budget for Security and Public Order Sector. Encik Ahmad has been in the Malaysian Civil Service for over 23 years.  He started his career as an Assistant Secretary, Foreign Investment Committee Section, EPU, JPM in 1994. During his tenure in this section, he was involved with the preparing and processing the acquisition of assets and shares, restructuring of companies, merger and take-over. In April 2005, he briefly served as Principal Assistant Director in Services Industry Section, EPU, JPM before he was assigned back to the Foreign Investment Committee Section as Principal Assistant Secretary in August 2005.  In 2008, he started to serve in the Security and Public Order Section, EPU initially as the Principal Assistant Director before being promoted as Deputy Director of Security and Public Order in 2013. He was also involved in the preparation of the Ninth Malaysia Plan (2006-2010); Tenth Malaysia Plan (2011-2015); and the latest Eleventh Malaysia Plan (2016-2020), specifically in relation to security and public order. Encik Ahmad holds a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Economics from University Malaya in 1985 and a Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration in 1995.