Dato' Ir Dr Abu Bakar JaafarDirector / Principal Consultant
- Business transformation
- Restructuring and turnaround
- Growth strategy
- M&A transaction support
- Bachelor Degree (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
- MSc Environmental Science
- PhD Marine Geography
He has served the Government in various capacities including the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment in 1977 as Principal Assistant Director (Water Quality), as the Principal Assistant Director in the Economic Planning Unit and as the Deputy Director at DOE. In 1990, he was appointed as the Director General of the DOE and subsequently opted for retirement in 1995 to pursue a career in consulting.
Energy for Sustainable Future
He became the Managing Director of Alam Sekitar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Since 2003, he is the Director and Senior Principal Environmental Consultant of Enviro-LIFT Services Sdn Bhd and Novaviro Technology Sdn Bhd, where he is involved in providing environmental advisory and consultancy services on the management of waste, air quality and water quality.
At Novaviro Technology Sdn Bhd, he is involved in conducting feasibility studies on effluents discharged by oil palm mills and promoting the transfer of anaerobic digestion technology from a pioneer palm oil mill to other palm oil mills.
Currently, he is serving on a three (3)-year contract from 2013 to 2016 as Professor, UTM Perdana School of Science, Technology, Innovation and Policy and as Co-Chair of UTM Ocean Thermal Energy Centre (UTM OTEC).
He was admitted as a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.
He has been qualified as a Professional Engineer by the Board of Engineers, Malaysia, is the chairman of the Association of Environmental Consultants and Companies of Malaysia (AECCOM) and a member of the Environmental Management and Research Association of Malaysia (ENSEARCH).
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