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Zakri Abdul Hamid - Biography

Zakri is the Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia. His senior leadership roles include Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (1992-2000); Directorof the Institute of Advanced Studies at the United Nations University, Japan (2001-2008); Chairman, Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (1997-1999); Co-chair,” Millennium Ecosystem Assessment”(2001 to 2005), and Member, Inter-Academy Council Committee reviewing the IPCC (2010).

He is a recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship (1981), a Gold Medal Award from the Rotary Research Foundation (1999) and the Langkawi Award (1998). He has memberships in the Academy of Sciences Malaysia,the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World, the World Academy of Art and Science and the Islamic World Academy of Sciences.