Tan Sri Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid
Date of Appointment: 24 March 2008
Ghazzali has made his career as a diplomat since 1971 and became the Ambassador of Malaysia to USA in March 1999. Prior to his appointment to Washington, D.C., he served as Deputy Secretary-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Over the years, his overseas appointments have included postings to Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand, UK, Zimbabwe and the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations in New York, USA. His last position before his retirement in September 2010 was as Ambassador-at-large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia to which he was appointed in 2006.