Awang Haji Zolkiflee bin Haji Abdul Karim was appointed to the post of Permanent Secretary (Manpower) at the Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry on the 31st July 2018 after serving 27 years in the Petroleum Unit, Prime Minister's Office. Prior to his appointment as Permanent Secretary, he was the Director of Petroleum Unit, Prime Minister's Office from 1st January 2009 to 10th May 2013.
He graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Combine Science from North Stafford Polytechnic University, United Kingdom.
He was awarded with 3 State Honorary Medals namely Meritorious Service Medal (P.I.K.B - Pingat Indah Kerja Baik); the Most Honourable Order of Setia Negara Brunei, 4th class (P.S.B - Darjah Setia Negara Brunei Yang Amat Bahagia Darjah Keempat) in 2009; the Most Honourable Order of Seri Paduka Mahkota Brunei, 3rd Class (S.M.B - Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Brunei Yang Amat Mulia, Darjah Ketiga) in 2014 and Long Service Medal (P.K.L - Pingat Kerja Lama).
He is married and blessed with 2 sons and 3 daughters.