Datuk Peter Thien, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Development), has been attached with the Ministry of Finance since 1991. He has been with the State Civil Service since 1982. He graduated in 1980 with B.A. (Hons.) degree in Economics & Law and holds a Master Degree (M.A.) in Business Law from the United Kingdom. He holds a Harvard University Certificate with Distinction on “Investment Appraisal and Management”. He was appointed as a non-independent Director and a non-independent member of the Investment Committee of SSB on 8 September 2008. He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee of SSB. He also sits as a Director of Saham Sabah Global Ltd as well as SSB Investment Sdn Bhd.