Razali Ismail, retired from government in 1998, after 10 years as Malaysia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, earlier postings, and altogether 35 years in service.
At the UN, Razali Ismail served in various capacities: Group of 77, UN Security Council, Commission on Sustainable Development and President of the General Assembly developing positions on development, sustainability, governance, UN reforms, and on political/security. He continues his involvement in these subjects in Malaysia and outside. He was the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Myanmar 2000-2005. Razali Ismail is the Chairman of Cypark Resources Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad inter alia, is Pro Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia and an Adjunct Professor with the University of Malaya. He heads an NGO foundation, Yayasan Chow Kit, on underprivileged and marginalized children. He has from April 2016 appointed Chairman of SUHAKAM for 3 years.