H.E. Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid was appointed as the Auditor General of Malaysia on 23 February 2019.

Nik Azman has extensive expertise in governance and administration attained from 35 years of professional career as a government official. He started his career as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in the Ministry of Finance (MoF) from 1983 to 1996. He was mainly responsible for economic analysis, debt management and budgeting. In 1997, he was assigned as the Special Officer to Secretary General of the Treasury. He was seconded at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. for two (2) years (1993-1995) as the Assistant to Executive Director. In 1999 to 2001, he was appointed as the Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Special Functions, Prime Minister’s Department who was also the Executive Director of National Economic Action Council.

Nik Azman subsequently served at the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) for 17 years (2001-2018), holding various positions related to economic analysis and forecasting, public finance management and budgeting as well as economic development. In 2017, he was appointed as the Director General of EPU before being elevated as the Secretary General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs on 1 September 2018. He retired on 20 October 2018, upon attaining the mandatory retirement age.

Prior to the appointment as the Auditor General of Malaysia, Nik Azman sat on several board of directors of statutory bodies such as the Board of Directors of KEJORA (South-Eastern Johore Development Authority), Chairman KEJORA Board Audit Committee, member of Council of MARA (Council of Trust for Bumiputera) and a member of MARA Council Audit Committee. In addition, he was also a member of the Board of Directors of UDA Holdings Berhad, member of Malaysia Aviation Commission and Malaysia Competition Commission as well as the Interim Chairman and a member of the Board of Trustees of TERAJU.

Nik Azman holds a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Economics from University Malaya (1981), Diploma in Public Management from National Institute of Public Administration (1982) and a Master of Arts Degree in Economics from University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1991).