Dato’ Abdul Majid Khan is currently the President of the Malaysia-China Friendship Association (PPMC), Exco Member of the Malaysia-China Business Council. He obtained a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from University of Malaya. In his 34 years of service with the Government, he had served in the Prime Minister’s Department and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as in several missions abroad (Vietnam, Laos, China, USA and Nigeria) and has held senior positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also acted as the Under Secretary of West Asia and the OIC and has participated in several Ministerial visits to West Asian Countries and OIC meetings.
During his tenure as the Director General of ASEAN, he actively participated in the organisation of the 30th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur as well as the ASEAN Head of Summit and the 10+3 Summit Meetings in Malaysia. In 1998, he was appointed as the Ambassador of Malaysia to the People’s Republic of China and concurrently accredited to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea until his retirement on 2nd January, 2005.
Post-retirement, he continues to actively participate in various conferences and seminars dealing with the subject of China’s Economic Development and ASEAN. He sits on the board of several companies, both listed and private. He was appointed Adjunct Professor, University of Malaya in July 2016, attached to China Studies. He is also an Ambassadorial Panel Adviser to Invest K, Honorary Chairman of Malaysia-China Chambers of Commerce and co-founder of Zheng He International Peace Foundation, Washington DC.