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Academician Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, FASc, P.En


Tan Sri Dr Ir Ahmad Tajuddin Ali was appointed as Chairman of SIRIM Berhad on May 20, 2015. He was previously the Director-General of SIRIM, then known as Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (prior to its corporatisation) from 1989-1996.

Currently, Tan Sri Dr Ir Ahmad Tajuddin Ali is also Chairman of UEM Group Berhad, UEM Sunrise Berhad, Linde Malaysia Holdings Berhad, Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) and Bangi Golf Berhad. He is also a member of the Board of Saudi-Malaysia Water & Electricity Company Limited and Alimtiaz Operation & Maintenance Company Limited, all based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He is currently the Joint-Chairman (Industry) of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and Chairman of UPM Holdings Sdn Bhd, SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd, Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) and Malaysia Shoaiba Consortium Sdn Bhd.

Tan Sri Dr Tajuddin was previously the Executive Chairman of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) - the national power company (1996-2000), the Chairman of Gas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (2001-2004), the Energy Commission of Malaysia (2009-2013), the President of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (2010-2016) and later the Chairman of PLUS Expressways International Berhad (2012 – February 2017).

An engineer by training, Tan Sri Dr Tajuddin graduated with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from King's College, University of London in 1973 and obtained his doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London in 1977. He did post-doctoral work in nuclear engineering at Oregon State University (1977-1978) and at Pennsylvania State University (1978).

He was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Science Degree by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2000 and Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree by Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) in 2008.  In 2009, he was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Science Degree by Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), the Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree by Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) in 2014 and in 2016 he was conferred with the Honorary Doctorate of Management Degree by Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).

Tan Sri Dr Tajuddin is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia, a Senior Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, a Fellow of The Asean Federation of Engineering Organisations and a Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology.

Currently, Tan Sri Dr Tajuddin is the Pro Chancellor of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) and a member of the International Advisory Council of the University.  He is also a member of the Public-Private Partnerships under the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia and a member of the Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC).

Tan Sri Dr Tajuddin is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan UEM and The Nusajaya Natural Heritage Trust and a member of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Khazanah, Mahathir Science Award Foundation, and as an Ordinary Member of Sultan Mizan Antarctica Research Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), his alma mater.


Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil Mohamad Hani, FASc, FIEM 


Prof. Ahmad Fadzil, 57, graduated in 1983 from University of Essex, UK with a BSc (1st Class Hons) in Electronic Engineering, MSc in Telematics in 1984 and PhD in Image Processing in 1991 from the same university.

He started his academic career with Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1984 and later joined Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in 1997. In UTP, he was a Senior Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) and a member of the University Senate and the University Management Committee. He was also the Director of the Centre for Intelligent Signal & Imaging Research, a research centre he founded in 2008 that has been accorded a Higher Institution Centre of Excellence status by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia in 2014. He was appointed as General Manager in Frontier Technology at the PETRONAS Research (2008-2010) and successfully secured funding of RM40M from the Petroleum Research Fund to establish R&D on renewable (biomass and solar) technologies.

Prof. Ahmad Fadzil has authored several books (Digital Signal Processing, USM Press, Surface Imaging for Biomedical Applications, CRC Press) and a monograph (Medical Imaging - Bringing Pixels to the Life Sciences, ASM Inaugural Lecture). He has published over 70 articles in peer reviewed journals (49 indexed SCOPUS and ISI) and over 130 articles in conference proceedings mainly in image analysis for biomedical applications. He has an H-Index of 17 and i10-index of 34 by Google Scholar, and RG score of 28.77. He holds several intellectual property rights (2 US patents, 1 India patent, 6 Malaysia patents, 9 copyrights, 1 software license) and won numerous awards for his work (27 invention awards; IENA, INNOVA, INPEX, BIS, MTE, ITEX) besides UTP Quality Day awards (13 for best researcher, top publications, leadership etc.). In 2012, he received four awards from IEEE Malaysia (Engineering, Medical and Biology Society). He is an active paper reviewer for many for ISI-indexed Journals and Scopus-indexed Conferences.

Prof. Ahmad Fadzil is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia and also of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. He is a member of National Professors Council, Malaysia. He has been a Professional Engineer registered with Board of Engineers Malaysia since 1994 and a Senior Member of the Institution of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Inc since 1998. In industry, he sits in Board of Directors of ViTrox Corporation Bhd., a public-listed R&D company that develops and manufactures machine vision systems. He is also a member of the Prince Court Medical Centre Kuala Lumpur Board of Directors.

Prof. Ahmad Fadzil teaches Signals & Systems and Digital Signal Processing courses at UTP. At UTP, he has supervised and successfully graduated 20 postgraduates (8 PhDs and 12 MSc), and completed 16 research projects as a Principal Investigator with external research grants of about RM7M (icl. 2 TechnoFund) and 2 international research grants (RM800K). He has established 12 research collaborations, 4 with international institutions. With his outstanding leadership capability in R&D, he was appointed as the first Director of Mission-oriented Research (MOR) Biomedical Technology in 2009 and the founding Head of CISIR, that has resulted in CISIR being accorded the HICOE status by MOE in 2014, securing a funding of RM9M over 3 years. Currently, he is a PI for 10 research grants worth nearly RM3M.

He was elected to the Institution of Engineers Malaysia Council (2001-2004) and served in various standing committees in particular the Accreditation Board and the Engineering Exams and Qualifications Committee. He was appointed by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) to serve in the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) from 2006-2009 and helped steered Malaysia towards Washington Accord status. From 2008 – 2009, he was appointed to Engineering and Built Environment Accreditation Committee of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), the body that oversees and recommends accreditation status for tertiary programmes. He served in the committee for Pharmacy and Applied Sciences Cluster, National Professor Council (2013-2014).

He was the Academy of Sciences Malaysia’s representative to International Council for Science (ICSU), and a Member of ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (2011-2013). He has served as in numerous research grant Evaluation Panels locally for MOE (FRGS/LRGS /ERGS) & MOSTI, and internationally for the National Science Centre Poland (Life Sciences grant), and the Scientific Advisory Council for the Reumafonds Dutch Arthritis Foundation. He also served as Thesis External Examiner to numerous universities locally (USM, MMU, UM, UTM) as well as overseas universities such as University of Burgundy, Nottingham University UK and Anna University India. In 2012, he was a Visiting Scholar - Erasmus Mundus Masters - at the Laboratoire Electronique, Informatique et Image (Le2i) UMR CNRS 6306, University of Burgundy France. He has given numerous talks (40) as Invited/Keynote Speaker in Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Korea, France, Taiwan and Japan.

He currently serves as the MQA Panel of Assessors for Electrical & Electronics Field and Engineering Accreditation Council, BEM Panel of Assessors, as External Examiner to several Engineering faculties namely Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). He is the Malaysia Node Head for the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) based in Karolinska Institute, Sweden and a member of the INCF Governing Board since 2015.


Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Azhar Hj. Yahaya


Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Azhar Hj. Yahaya, 57, dilantik sebagai ahli Lembaga Pengarah SIRIM Berhad pada 22 Julai 2013.

Beliau berkelulusan ijazah Sarjana Muda Sastera (Kepujian) jurusan Psikologi/Sosiologi dari Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) (1983), Diploma Pengurusan Awam, INTAN (1985). Pada tahun 1993, beliau menerima Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of New Haven Connecticut, Amerika Syarikat dan seterusnya menerima Ijazah Kedoktoran (Psikologi Industri dan Organisasi), UKM pada tahun 2004.

Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Azhar memulakan kerjayanya sebagai Penolong Setiausaha, Kementerian Kebudayaan Belia & Sukan pada tahun 1983 dan seterusnya menjadi Penolong Pengarah, Bahagian Perkhidmatan di Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) pada tahun 1986. Beliau kemudiannya berkhidmat sebagai Pegawai Psikologi dan Kaunseling, Unit Psikologi dan Kaunseling, JPA. Pada tahun 1998, beliau dilantik sebagai Pengarah Bahagian Psikologi, Biro Tatanegara Jabatan Perdana Menteri. Beliau kemudiannya berkhidmat sebagai Timbalan Pengarah Bahagian Perkhidmatan Psikologi, Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam pada 2003. Beliau meneruskan perkhidmatannya di bawah Bahagian Perkhidmatan Psikologi, JPA di antara tahun 2003 – 2011. Pada tahun 2011, beliau telah dilantik sebagai Timbalan Ketua Setiausaha (Pengurusan), Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia.

Beliau kini berkhidmat sebagai Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) Malaysia sejak tahun 2016. Beliau mewakili MOSTI sebagai Ahli Ganti Pengarah Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd. dan Ahli Ganti Pengarah MIMOS Berhad.

Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Azhar tela dikurniakan Darjah Paduka Mahkota Perak (P.M.P), Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah (D.S.A.P) dan Johan Setia Mahkota (J.S.M).

Saji M K Raghavan


Saji Raghavan, 53, was appointed as a member of Board of Directors of SIRIM Berhad on 1 July 2015. He has a Mechanical Engineering Honours degree (B.E. (Hons) Mech.) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Ohio University.

In October 2014, he was appointed as Rolls-Royce’ Country Director for Malaysia and Brunei, where he is responsible for overseeing all of Rolls-Royce’s key business sector activities. Prior to that, Saji held various senior management positions during his 22 years with global power generation, grid and rail solutions company Alstom. He has held various local and regional positions which include Country President – Malaysia and Philippines. He had also served in companies which include ABB Power Generation Sdn Bhd (later known as ABB Alstom Power Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd and then known as ALSTOM Power Asic Pacific Sdn Bhd), Viking Engineering Sdn Bhd and Viking Dubai, UAE.

He currently sits on the National Energy Consultative Panel, the Energy Council of Malaysia committee, Powergen Asia Advisory Board and the APEC’s Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation committee.

Dato' Dr. Ir. Andy Seo Kian Haw


Dato’ Dr. Ir. Andy Seo Kian Haw, 59, was appointed as a member of Board of Directors of SIRIM Berhad on 1 July 2015.

He graduated in Production Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He graduated in BEM/IEM/EC PT 1 & 2 in Mechanical Engineering. He subsequently obtained a Master in Business Administration majoring in General Management from the University of Hull, UK. He attended the Executive Edge Strategic Management course conducted by the London Business School, UK and the Strategic Management Programme conducted at IMD, Switzerland. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and he is an Honorary Fellow of the Association of ASEAN Fellow Engineers Organisation. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering and an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management. He was appointed a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia in April 2012.

He began his career as a Production Engineer with Focus Para Wood Sdn Bhd in 1981. In 1982, he joined Contraves Advance Devices (M) Sdn Bhd as Production Planning Engineer. He then joined LVD (M) Sdn Bhd in 1983 as a sales executive and was promoted to Technical & Service Manager. In 1989, he joined The General Electric Company of Malaysia Sdn Bhd as the General Manager of the Manufacturing Division. In 1998, he was appointed the Managing Director of KONE Malaysia; later on as the President Director of PT. KONE Indo Elevator, Indonesia and Business Development Director of KONE Asia South. He was also the Senior Advisor to KONE Malaysia. He was also the CEO of SERC Sdn. Bhd., a socio-economic research centre.

He is the Executive Chairman of Alphaprima Engineering Sdn Bhd, a company producing water-based rust converter; a Director of Seremban Engineering Berhad, a PLC in fabrication of process plant, oil & gas industries; a partner of Andy Seo & Associates, a management engineering consultancy practice; a Director of UH Global Education (Asia Pacific) Sdn. Bhd., a company In education service provider; a Member of Corporation of SMECORP Malaysia; and a Board Member of the Malaysian Steel Institute under MITI.

He is a member of PEMUDAH appointed by the Prime Minister, (the Special Task Force to Improve the Government Delivery System). Chairing the Focus Group on Registering Property and Focus Group on Trading Across Borders. Among other things, he is also the Vice President of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), Vice President of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Head Commissioner, ASEAN Engineering Register, Asean Federation of Engineering Associations, Deputy Chairman of the European Union-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Council Member of the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Malaysia, Council Member & EXCO of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of KL & Selangor, Council Member of the National Skill Development Council, MoHR, Member of the Malaysian Steel Council, MITI; and Chairman of the Manufacturing Consultative Panel, Malaysian Productivity Corporation.



Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad


Datuk Mohd Nasir, 62, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) United Kingdom and a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He also holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He was the President of MIA from August 2011 to July 2013 and currently a Council Member of ACCA (UK).

His career started in 1979 as a Trainee Accountant with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). In January 1993 he joined Malaysia Transformer Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, (a subsidiary of TNB) as the Financial Controller and became the Chief Executive in June 1994. In January 2000 he moved to SPK Berhad as its Chief Executive Officer. On 1 June 2001 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad, a position he held until his retirement on 1 June 2011.

He is currently Independent Director/Chairman of Audit Committee of Bina Darulaman Berhad, MIMOS Berhad and SIRIM Berhad. He is also Independent Director/Member of Audit Committee of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, CIMB Bank Berhad, Sumatec Resources Berhad and Prokhas Sdn Bhd besides being Director of CIMB Group Sdn Bhd, Chairman of UKM Holdings Sdn Bhd and Chairman of SIRIM Tech Venture Sdn Bhd. He has also been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Media Prima and Synchrosound Studio.

He is also a member of the Board of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Canselor UNITEN and the Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia.



Hawariiah Abdul Wahid



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Datuk Dr. Daud Mohamad



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Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir



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Updated 16 August 2017

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Academician Tan Sri Dr. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, FASc, P.Eng




Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil Mohamad Hani, FASc, FIEM
(President and Group Chief Executive)

Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Azhar Hj Yahaya

Saji M K Raghavan

Dato’ Dr. Ir. Andy
Seo Kian Haw


Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad

Hawariiah Abdul Wahid

Datuk Dr. Daud Mohamad

Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir







Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil  
Mohamad Hani, FASc, FIEM



Ir. Dr. Mohamad Jamil Sulaiman
Vice President, SIRIM Industrial Research


Azim Ng Abdullah
Managing Director, SIRIM STS Sdn Bhd
Nik Juliah Nik Jaafar
Vice President, Group Human Resource



Goay Peck Sim
Vice President, Group
Strategic Planning

Mohd Azanuddin Salleh
Managing Director,
SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd.


Sabarina Harun
Vice President,




Environment Technology

Machinery Technology

 System Design

Industrial Biotechnology

Helping businesses balance growth with environmental accountability

End-to-end solutions for engineering and machinery design

Technologies in intelligent systems, automation and plant design

Develop products biologically safe on the environment and society



 Bio Medical


 Industrial Design




State-of-the-art facilities for designing and modelling products

Bio-NG Energy Management





  • The champion of quality
  • A national research and technology development organisation
  • A vehicle for technology transfer


  • To enhance public and industrial welfare, health and safety
  • To promote and undertake scientific industrial research:
       - Improving technical processes and methods
       - Discovering new processes and methods
       - Encouraging the utilization of Malaysian products
       - Adopting or adapting technology developed in other countries for use in Malaysia
  • To provide industrial extension and consultative services to assist industry in meeting standard
  • To improve production processes and technique

Value Proposition

With our wide range of products and services in quality and technology innovation, combined with our unique knowledge of blending the two synergistically, we will be able to improve the productivity of enterprises sharply to a level that they are globally competitive

Quality Policy

We are committed to delight our customers by providing quality and value-added services                                           

Corporate Values

We shall strive to deliver the best to our internal and external customers

  • Customer Focus - we focus on delivering excellence to our customers
  • Integrity - we practice the highest standards of integrity
  • Teamwork - we achieve success through dedication, commitment and teamwork

SIRIM's new vision to be a premier total solutions provider in quality and technology innovation will transform the way the company does business

As the country's primary research and standards development organisation, SIRIM is expected to spearhead the industry technological development. To that end, SIRIM intends to transform itself into a self-sustaining R&D institution capable of meeting the growing needs of its stakeholders, businesses and end users.

SIRIM's five-year transformation plan (2013-2017) for innovative success involves six strategies. SIRIM will be able to provide the industry and end-users total solutions in research and development, and testing and certification through its core businesses in Technology Development, Technical Services and Conformity Assessment.



SIRIM's end-to-end solutions across the value chain

As the country's primary centre of innovation, SIRIM will continuously strive to meet the needs of the nation by creating jobs and wealth from new sources of growth as well as transforming local enterprises into competitive global players and drivers of an innovation-led economy.





Your Partner in Innovation

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Ministry of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. 

SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country's private sector. With its unique advantages in research and technology innovation, industry standards and quality, SIRIM offers specialised solutions to serve the needs of all industry sectors, making it the ideal technology partner for SMEs. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors to enable businesses and enhance lives.

Together with our industry partners, SIRIM has enabled Malaysian products and services achieve due recognition in quality and innovativeness worldwide. 


SIRIM is well established globally in technology research and standards development platforms.

We are one of the nine founding members of the Global Research Alliance (GRA), a cooperation of leading knowledge-intensive technology organisations from nine countries in four continents. The alliance has a combined strength of more than 50000 scientists and technologists committed to developing global knowledge networks for industry and industrial sectors to enhance their competitiveness.

SIRIM is also the secretariat of the World Association of Industrial and Technological Organisations (WAITRO), an independent association of industrial research organisations founded under the auspices of the United Nations. It currently has 160 members in 80 countries.

SIRIM plays an active role in local industry and international standards development. We coordinate the country's participation in international standardisation activities, where Malaysia is a participating member in over 80 ISO Technical Committees and Subcommittees.



SIRIM is an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia.

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation
YB Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau


Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation 
YB Datuk Wira Dr. Abu Bakar  Mohamad Diah

Secretary General,
YBhg Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Azhar Hj. Yahaya