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THE HONOURABLE

PEHIN DATO SERI SETIA (Dr) AWG. HAJI MOHAMMAD YASMIN BIN HAJI UMAR

MINISTER OF ENERGY AND INDUSTRY AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM


The Honourable Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, SPMB, DPMB, SMB, BSc (Hons), MSc, C Eng, FIET, PUJA (Fellow) was appointed on the 22nd October 2015, by the command of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam as the Minister of Energy and Industry at the Prime Minister’s Office. The Honourable Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Mohammad Yasmin has held other senior ministerial appointments including Minister of Energy from 2010 to 2015, and Deputy Minister of Defence between 2006 and 2010. 

 

In addition, The Honourable Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Mohammad Yasmin has a wide range of other portfolios, including the Minister responsible for Patents, Trademarks and Industrial Design; Chairman of the Brunei Research Council; Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Brunei Cancer Centre and Brunei Neuroscience Stroke Rehabilitation Centre; Chairman of Darussalam Enterprise (DARE); Chairman of the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Steering Committee; Co-Deputy Chairman of the Wawasan 2035 Executive Council; Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Direct Investment and Downstream Industry Steering Committee; Deputy Chairman of the National Manpower Planning Council; Deputy Chairman of Universiti Teknologi Brunei (formerly Institut Teknologi Brunei) Council; member of the PENGGERAK Steering Committee; Board Member among the Board of Directors at the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD); member of the Board of Directors at the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA); and also member of the Supervisory Council for Darussalam Assets. The Honourable Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Mohammad Yasmin has also been an Official Member of the Brunei Legislative Council since 2004. 

 

The Honourable Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Mohammad Yasmin graduated from the University of Wales in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Hons) in Electronics and he was awarded a Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Loughborough in 1981. Later, he was awarded the certified Chartered Engineer (C Eng) insignia from the Institute of Chartered Engineers. In 2011, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctorate of Technology by the University of Loughborough. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) and the Pertubuhan Ukur Jurutera & Arkitek Brunei (The Brunei Association of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects) (PUJA Brunei).

 

Pehin Dato Mohammad Yasmin is married to Datin Hajah Noryasimah binti Abdullah and is blessed with one daughter.