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Leadership

Our people comprise those who have vast experience in R&D&C&A background. Apart of being technically sound they are also equipped with proficient management, marketing, operational skill to steer the company to its direction. Below are the key people in our organization.

YBhg. Dato’ Sri Azizan Ahmad

Chairman
Master in Business Administration, Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio

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Chairman of FRIM Inc. and the Secretary General of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) has been with the company since its incorporation. He is an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer (PTD) who has been serving the in government sector for 34 years.

YBhg. Dato’ Sri Mohd Amim A. Wahab

Advisor
Master in Business Administration, Swansea Metropolitan University, Wales, UK

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Member Board of Director of FRIM and a successful businessman for the past 26 years. He holds various position formerly Director of NAMFATT Berhad, Director and shareholder of SUMATEC Resources Berhad and currently Chairman and Corporate Strategic Director of APL Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd. His specialisation is in Corporate Structure, Merger and Management Buy Out (MBO).

Shahidan Arshad

Chief Executive Officer
Bachelor in Biochemistry, BSc.(Hons), University of Malaya

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Started his career as researcher in 1999 in FRIM. His career involved in National R&D on Medicinal Plant Malaysia – MIT Biotechnology Programme 1999 – 2003. Later then, he appointed as Head of Programme for Herbal Technology Centre since 2003-2009. 2010 as BioResources Programme Head. His career flourish extensively as a Fellow at International Centre for Science and High technology (ICS-UNIDO) in 2011.
Being a Head of FRIM-MTDC Incubation Centre 2012-2014, has brought his career further as Outcome champion for Implementation and Coordination Unit Prime Minister Deparment in 2013-2014. Holds position as Head of programme for Incubation and Commercialization, ICD FRIM 2015-2016 He is also the Director of PolyXtract Sdn Bhd since 2008 until present.

Darling Magdalina Johan

Corporate Affairs Manager
Bachelor in Fine Arts (Hons) University of Science, Penang, Malaysia

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She is the former Press Secretary of YAB Datuk Seri Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) and has been serving in the Government sector since 2009. Well experienced in country representative, corporate liaison and public relations at national and international level.

Dr. Mohd Noor Mahat, AMN.

Project & Marketing Manager
PHD in Genetics and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

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Has been serving FRIM as researcher in the field of Tree Improvement. He has published more 200 publications in form of books, journals, proceedings, booklets and others. Produced more than 10 IPs and inventions throughout his career as researcher. Head of Tree Improvement Program in 2012-2013. Honoured with AMN (Ahli Mangku Negara) in 2010 by His Majesty, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong.  In 2017 awarded as Royal Researcher for HRH Princess Erica Ohene-Bekoe of Ghana. Currently active in research and development program in Agarwood, plantation forestry species and green energy.

Abdul Jabbar Sabli

Administrative & Operation Manager
Master in Business Administration, The National University of Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

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A versatile administrative manager, he has over 27 years of experience providing government administrative support and has been serving FRIM for 22 years. His vast effort focused on ensuring efficient office operations through effective management methods.

Izan Nor Farahani Ahmad

Finance Manager
Bachelor in Accountancy, BAcc. (Hons), University of Technology MARA, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

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Has been serving as Accountant in FRIM since 2009. Has vast experience in handling government finance and managing consultancy projects.