Y.A.M. Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar(DKYR, PSM, SPNS, AMN, PJK)
Tunku Imran is the second son of His Royal Highness, Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar, the late Yang DiPertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan. He is 64 years of age.
Tunku Imran was educated in the United Kingdom at the King's School Canterbury from 1956 to 1966, and Nottingham University from 1967 to 1970 where he obtained an LLB (Hons). He was called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in 1971.
He joined the Malaysian National Corporation - PERNAS - in 1971 and was its Representative in Indonesia and later the Group Company Secretary. He joined the Haw Par Group in 1973 and was Managing Director of Haw Par Malaysia until 1976. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Antah Group of Companies since its formation in 1977 until February 2001.
He is currently the Chairman of Syarikat Pesaka Antah Sdn Bhd. He also sits on the Board of several public listed companies including Aluminium Company of Malaysia Berhad and Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad as Chairman. Apart from business commitments, Tunku Imran is a Director of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, a member of the Court of Fellows of Malaysian Institute of Management, and the Malaysian-British Business Council (MBBC). He is also the immediate Past President of Badan Warisan Malaysia (Heritage of Malaysia Trust), the present Chairman of the Bankers’ Club of Kuala Lumpur and a founder member of the Board of Trustees of Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar.
In the field of sports, Tunku Imran is President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, a member of the Management Board of National Sports Council of Malaysia, Founding Chairman of the Foundation for Malaysian Sporting Excellence (SportExcel), President of Taekwondo Malaysia (WTF) and Patron of the Malaysian Cricket Association of which he was President from 1990 to 2011.
Tunku Imran is a member of the International Olympic Committee and its (IOC) Sport & Law Commission, and Sport for All Commission, and sits on the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS). He is also Patron of the World Squash Federation and was its President from 1989 to 1996. He is President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, having served as Vice-President from 2000-2011. He is also an Honorary Life President of the South East Asian Games Federation and an Executive Council Member of ANOC – Association of National Olympic Committees. He was an Executive Board Member of the International Cricket Council from 1997-1999 and again from 2001-2008.
He was Malaysia's National Squash Champion in 1973 and also represented Malaysia in cricket. He was Malaysia's Chef-de-Mission to the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. In June 1991, he was conferred the National Sports' Leadership Award by the King of Malaysia, in 1992 the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) conferring the title of 'Tan Sri', and in 1999 the Darjah Seri Utama Negeri Sembilan (SPNS) conferring the title of ‘Dato’ Seri Utama’.
In April 2004, Tunku Imran was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Newport University, U.S.A., and in March 2009, he was awarded an International Honorary Doctorate from the United States Sports Academy (USSA) for his outstanding leadership and achievement in sports and sports-related professions.
In June 2009 he was selected as the Global winner of the Lifetime Service Award for the Pepsi ICC Development Program Annual Awards 2008 in recognition of his contribution to the growth of cricket as a global sport.
In July 2011, Tunku Imran was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Laws by his Alma Mater, the University of Nottingham and in November 2011, he received The BrandLaureate Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Brand ICON Leadership Award 2011.
Tunku Imran is married to Che Engku Puan Sri Mahirah and they have two sons.