ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MADYA DR MOHD ZAKI BIN HAMZAH
Dr Mohd Zaki bin Hamzah was appointed as Executive Director of GPB on 3 September 2021. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (in Biology) from Doane College, USA. He then completed his Master of Forestry in Forest Resource Management from Duke University, USA and obtained his PhD in Forest Rehabilitation from Yokohama National University, Japan.
He began his career as a Lecturer with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) at Bintulu Campus in 1988, and thereafter continued to serve UPM, Serdang with the Department of Forest Production, and later (until present) with the Department of Forestry Science and Biodiversity under the Faculty of Forestry and Environment. He was appointed as Associate Professor in 2006 and has published referenced articles from more than 15 research studies and has been invited internationally as a guest lecturer on Forest Management and Silviculture.
Dr Mohd Zaki is being seconded to Terengganu State Government Secretary’s Office (Terengganu Strategic and Integrity Institute -TSIS) as the Deputy CEO of TSIS and the Director of the Centre of Excellence Pelan Induk Terengganu Sejahtera (CoE PITAS), for two (2) years beginning June 15, 2020.
Dr Mohd Zaki also served as a director of Kumpulan Pengurusan Kayu Kayan Trengganu Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of GPB. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters and in May, 2020 he was appointed as a member of Malaysia Timber Industry Board (MTIB).