Zakri Abdul Hamid

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Scientist, educator, public servant, diplomat, Zakri Abdul Hamid has devoted his career to promoting biodiversity knowledge and protection, environmentally-sustainable development, and technological innovation to the long-term benefit of Malaysian society and the world community, serving in important national and international roles at the interface between science and policy-making.

Professor Emeritus Zakri Abdul Hamid is currently the Chairman of Atri Advisory and spearheading the Wyss Foundation and National Geographic’s Campaign for Nature 30×30 initiative in the ASEAN region as the Ambassador and Science Advisor. He is currently Pro-Chancellor of Multimedia University and Universiti Perguruan Sultan Idris respectively, Chairman for Business Council for Sustainable Development Malaysia, as well as the Chairman for INGSA Science Advice Network for the ASEAN Region.

Recently, he has been re-appointed as the Joint-Chair of Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and is currently the fifth holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair at the Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Previously he held the post of Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia and also former Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University. He is the founding Chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and former member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board.

This page has been updated in May 2024.

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