Datuk Dr. Rajmah Hussain had served in the Malaysian Foreign Service for 32 years before retiring in June 2008. She served in six diplomatic posts abroad, four of which were at the Ambassadorial level – as Ambassador of Malaysia to France (with concurrent accreditation to Portugal), Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, Ambassador of Malaysia to Austria (with concurrent accreditation to the Slovak Republic) and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations in Vienna, and Ambassador of Malaysia to the United States of America. This is in addition to earlier postings to the Embassy of Malaysia in Brussels as Second Secretary and in Washington DC as Deputy Chief of Mission.
Datuk Dr. Rajmah holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London (1988), where she had earlier obtained her degrees of B.Sc (Economics) (1974) and M.Sc (Politics) (1976).
Datuk Dr. Rajmah was conferred the award of Darjah Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (DSSA) from the Sultan of Selangor in 1999 which carries the title of Datin Paduka and the award of Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) from the Yang diPertuan Agong in 2007 which carries the title of Datuk.
Datuk Dr. Rajmah was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya in August 2009. She has published a book entitled “MALAYSIA AT THE UNITED NATIONS: A STUDY OF FOREIGN POLICY PRIORITIES, 1957-1987’ (Second Edition by University of Malaya Press (UM PRESS)