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Dato' Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang

Independent Non-Executive Director

Age: 53 years

Nationality: Malaysian


  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons.) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Master of Science (Environmental Engineering), University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Engineering), University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
  • Professional Engineer, Malaysia
  • Chartered Engineer, United Kingdom

Position on the Board
Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of Appointment to Key Senior Position
10 January 2011

Working Experience and Occupation

Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini is a professional environmental engineeer cum scientist who integrates studies on water ecology with engineering systems towards pollution control and sustainability, especially with reference to river rehabilitation in developing countries. His interest in the field leads him to collaborate with leading scholars worldwide, particularly in membrane bioreactor, granulation process and biofouling control.

He was Vice Chancellor of the oldest technical university in Malaysia and South East Asia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. For his remarkable contribution to the nation, he became the first recipient of the prestigious Malaysia Merdeka Award 2009 for the category of Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in environmental and sustainability water. He has been conferred the Darjah Seri Setia Tuanku Muhriz Yang Amat Terbilang (“SSTM”) and Panglima Jasa Negara (“PJN”). He was the ‘Tokoh Maal Hijrah 1433H’ of Negeri Sembilan 2011, a Fellow of the Academy of Science Malaysia, Senior Advisor to the Prince Khalid bin Sultan Chair on Water Research, King Saud University, Chairman of the Environmental Quality Council, Malaysia and Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom. He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London (UK) and Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has registered more than 20 intellectual property rights and published more than 250 technical papers and 33 books.

Membership of Board Committees

  • Member, Risk Management Committee
  • Member, Audit and Compliance Committee
  • Member, Finance and Investment Committee

Directorships of Other Public Companies

  • Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad
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Last updated : 10 Jul 2019

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