YB Dato 'Seri Dr. Shahidan bin Kassim has been appointed as the Chairman of PR1MA Malaysia Corporation since 23rd October 2020. He is a senior politician from Perlis and a Member of Parliament for Arau’s in Perlis. At the federal level, he held the post of Minister in the Prime Minister's Department from 2013 to 2018 while at the state level, he was the Menteri Besar of Perlis from 1995 to 2008.
In addition, YB Dato 'Seri Dr. Shahidan is appointed as Chairman of the Council of Members of Parliament of Perikatan Nasional (PNBBC) in Parliament, Chairman of the National Housing Corporation (NHC), President of the Malaysian Swimming Federation and Vice President of the Malaysian Islamic Welfare Organization (PERKIM). He was also appointed as Chairman of the Perlis UMNO Liaison Body, Deputy Chairman of the MARA Education Foundation, Chairman of the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA), Chairman of the Perlis State Economic Development Corporation, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia on the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), Chairman of the Perlis Malay Chamber of Commerce and has held the position as presidents in several sports associations including the Malaysian Athletics Federation, Malaysian Pétanque Association and Perlis Football Association. Prior to being active in the political arena, he served as a State Development Officer at the Perlis State Development Office and Chief Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Land, Malaysia.
YB Dato 'Seri Dr. Shahidan holds a degree in Doctor of Philosophy from Universiti Utara Malaysia. Prior to continuing his studies at the Doctor of Philosophy level, he holds a Bachelor of Economics and History from University of Malaya and a master’s degree in Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies in Holland.