D.K., D.K.II (Selangor), D.K.S.A., S.P.C.M., S.P.T.S., S.P.M.P. (Perlis), Ph.D. (Harvard)
His Royal Highness Raja Nazrin Shah is the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of the state of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia. He served as the Pemangku Raja of Perak (Regent) from 1989 to 1994 when his father, His Royal Highness Sultan Azlan Shah, became the ninth King of Malaysia.
Raja Nazrin Shah holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University. His research interests are in the area of economic and political development in southeast and northeast Asia, historical national income accounting and economic growth in developing countries. He has written articles and spoken on a wide range of issues including the role of constitutional monarchy in Malaysia, nation building, education, Islam and economic development.
Raja Nazrin recently assumed the role of Financial Ambassador of the Malaysian International Finance Centre (MIFC). He is the President of the Perak Council on Islam and Malay Custom and also the President of the Perak State Islamic Development Corporation. He has been Pro-Chancellor of University Malaya since 1989. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Malay College, Kuala Kangsar. He was President of the Outward Bound Trust of Malaysia from 1989 to 2002.
Raja Nazrin Shah has been actively involved in various sporting bodies. He was the first President of the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (2005-2006), President of the Malaysian Hockey Federation (2004-2006) and President of the Perak Amateur Football Association (2001-2006). He was also the President of the Perak Rugby Association (1988-1991), President of the Perak Hockey Association (1990-2004) and Chairman of the Yayasan Hoki Malaysia (1992-2005) - a scholarship fund for talented hockey players. He was the Deputy Chairman (Finance) of the organizing committee of the 2002 , 10th Men's World Cup hockey tournament held in Kuala Lumpur.
Raja Nazrin Shah was conferred an honorary degree of Master of Business Administration by the Cranfield Institute of Technology, United Kingdom (1993), an honorary degree of Doctor of Economics by Soka University, Japan (1999) and an honorary membership of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (July 2005). Raja Nazrin is also Eminent Fellow of the Institute of Strategy and International Studies, Malaysia.