|Preceded by KY Mustafa|
Name Sukarti Wakiman
Education University of Malaya
|Spouse(s) Hairani Hussaini|
Alma mater University of Malaya
|Governor Ahmadshah Abdullah
Born 9 January 1956 (age 59) Labuan, Crown Colony of North Borneo (1956-01-09)
Residence Berungis Village, Tuaran, Sabah, Malaysia
Political party Independent politician
The Honourable Tan Sri Sukarti bin Wakiman is the 8th Secretary of State of Sabah, appointed by the Governor of State, Ahmadshah Abdullah, on 3 July 2008.
Sukarti started his education in Kerupang Primary School of Labuan in 1961, before he continued his study at Sabak Bernam Secondary School, Selangor in 1967, and Sekolah Alam Shah, Kuala Lumpur in 1970.
In 1974, he continued his studies at University of Malaya and got a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology in 1977.
He joined State Public Service on 15 July 1977 as Manpower Officer at Sabah Ministry of Manpower and Environment Development, before promoted to the same post as the senior one. In 1980, he was appointed as Administrative Officer in the state ministry.
On 25 September 1981, he was promoted as Ceremonial and Protocol Officer at Ceremonial and Protocol Division, Chief Minister's Department, before transferred to State Development Department as Senior Administrative Officer of Coordination on 1 September 1984.
After 23 days, he was chosen to hold the office of the Private Secretary to the State Governor, Mohd. Said Keruak, until 6 May 1994. He then promoted to the post of the Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Fishery and Agriculture (on 7 May 1994) and in the State Ministry of Rural Development (on 16 May 1996). On 23 March 1998, he was appointed as the Director of State Public Service and reappointed back to the same post once again on 24 April 2000. Before that, on 13 January 2000, he was appointed as the Permanent Secretary of Infrastructure Development.
On 3 July 2007, he sworn in as the 8th Secretary of State of Sabah, succeeding KY Mustafa.
The State Government awarded him decorations, most notably the award of Grand Commander of the Order of Kinabalu (SPDK) on 1 October 2011.
In 2003, he received the award of Companion of the Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (JSM).
In 2013, he was bestowed with the award of the Commander of the Distinguished Order of the Crown of Malaysia (PSM).
He is married with Hairani Hussaini.