Dr Mohd Zaki bin Hamzah

Dr. Zaki brings a wealth of experience to his current role, having held various positions of responsibility over the years.

He began his tenure at Golden Pharos Berhad (GPB) as a member of the board of directors in 2018 and subsequently assumed the role of Executive Director on September 3, 2021. Recognized for his expertise, Dr. Zaki was appointed Chief Executive Officer of GPB on February 1, 2022. Prior to his involvement with GPB, he served as Deputy CEO2 TSIS and Director of the Center of Excellence Pelan Induk Terengganu Sejahtera (COE PITAS), seconded from UPM, from June 15, 2020, to September 2021.

Dr. Zaki has dedicated his career to the field of forestry, commencing as a lecturer and later an associate professor at UPM from 1988 to 2020. His research endeavors include overseeing numerous R&D projects and publishing extensively in refereed journals. Additionally, he has chaired graduate and undergraduate programs, supervising numerous students through their academic journeys.

Dr. Zaki has also contributed to consultancy projects, serving as the lead consultant for the majority of them. His expertise has been recognized internationally, as evidenced by invitations to teach at esteemed institutions such as Kangwon National University in South Korea, Humboldt State University in the USA, and others.

Dr. Zaki holds a Ph.D. in Forest Rehabilitation from Yokohama National University in Japan, a Master of Forestry in Forest Resource Management from Duke University in the USA, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Doane College in Nebraska, USA.

After retiring as GPB’s CEO, Dr. Zaki was appointed as a board member for Golden Pharos Berhad on 1 April 2024.