Profesor Dato’ Ir Dr. A Bakar Bin Jaafar
Prof Dato’ Ir Dr A. Bakar Jaafar, PEng, FIEM, FASc, a Malaysian, is the Chairman of Malaysian Green Technology & Climate Change Centre (MGTC). He was appointed as Chairman of the Board on 4 October 2019.
He has served the Government of Malaysia in various capacity since 1973, and his career included stints as Factories and Machinery Inspector (1973-74), Staff Engineer of the US EPA Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (1975-76), Principal Assistant Director (Water Quality), Environment Division, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (1976-84), Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department (1984-85), DOE Director of Operations (1985-86), DOE Deputy Director-General (Planning) (1987-1989), and as the Director-General of the Department of Environment Malaysia (DOE) (1990-1995). After his optional retirement, he continued to serve the Government of Malaysia as the Elected- Member of UNCLOS Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (1997-2002) (2002- 2007) (207-2012), UN Headquarters, New York.
In the private sector, he is on the Board of Directors of public-listed and private companies, including Land & General Berhad, Enviro-LIFT Services Sdn Bhd, Novaviro Technology Sdn Bhd, AGV Environment Sdn Bhd, TUSB Sdn Bhd, and PAIP Berhad.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 1973, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Miami University, Ohio, USA, 1976; and PhD in (Marine) Geography from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1984. Currently, he is the Director of UTM Ocean Thermal Energy Centre, and Professor at Perdana Centre, UTM Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, since 2013.