23 November 2018 by Azlin


YBrs. Kapten Ahmad Ridzwan Mohd Salleh

YBrs. Kapten Ahmad Ridzwan Mohd Salleh is CAAM’s Chairman. Kapten Ahmad Ridzwan bin Mohd Salleh brings with him 48 years of experience in the aviation sector both from the military and civil industries. He served various organisations and agencies including the Royal Air Force, Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia (‘DCA’) then, Air Asia Berhad and the United Arab Emirates Civil Aviation Authority.

It was during his tenure in Air Force that he established the Squadron A4 Skyhawk at the Kuantan Air Base in 1985 and was given the responsibility to develop The Cadet School in TUDM Kinrara in 1987. After 25 years serving the Air Force, Kapten Ahmad Ridzwan moved to join the DCA in the field of Airworthiness and Flight Operations. It was during his time in DCA that he developed reference materials for “Flight Operations Surveillance Inspections” which is still used until this day.

 He also developed few other notable materials namely ‘Flight Simulator Certification’ and ‘Flight Test Procedure’. In 2014, he was presented with an opportunity to serve the UAE CAA where he was mandated to transform the GCAA Air Operations Regulations into the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) format.

YBhg. Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abdul Rahman

YBhg. Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abdul Rahman is currently the Director General of Public Service. He began his career in 1988 as an Assistant Director of Ministry of Entrepreneur Development. In October 1995, he was awarded the MONBUSHO Scholarship by the Japanese Government where he studied Public Policy. Subsequently he held various positions in various ministries including at Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (MOSTE), Counsellor at the Human Resource Department for the Embassy of Malaysia in Tokyo, Counsellor (Training) at the Public Service Department (UK Office) for the High Commission of Malaysia, London.

In August 2009, YBhg. Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib became the Head of Strategic Unit at the Minsitry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and then became the Undersecretary (Policy and International Relations) for Ministry of Education. During this period, he was also the Secretary General National Commission for UNESCO Malaysia and the National Point of Contact for ISESCO Malaysia.

YBhg. Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib is currently the Secretary General at the Ministry of Transport. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management from Institut Tadbiran Awam Negara (INTAN). YBhg. Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib also holds a Master in Public Policy from Saitama University, Japan.

YBhg. Dato’ Shahrol Anuwar Sarman

YBhg. Dato’ Shahrol Anuwar Sarman is currently the Undersecretary of Statutory Body Strategic Management Division of Ministry of Finance. He began his career with the Ministry of Finance in 1996 in the Finance Department. From 2003 onwards, he held various positions in government including with the Anti-Corruption Agency (BPR) and the Ministry of Plantation, Industries and Commodities. In 2007, he was appointed as the Principle Private Secretary to the Treasury Secretary and subsequently as Treasury Secretary’s Special Officer. He served the World Bank as Senior Advisor I for the South East Asia voting group until 2014. Dato’ Shahrol graduated in Bachelor of Finance (Hons) from UiTM in 1996 and he obtained his MBA from Cardiff University, UK in 2003.

YBhg. Commander (H) Prof. Datuk Razali Mahfar

YBhg. Commander (H) Prof. Datuk Razali Mahfar is an Honorary Commander with the Royal Malaysian Navy. He holds concurrent appointments as Adjunct Professor and Advisor with Universiti Perguruan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). He is also the Malaysian Higher Education Leadership Academy’s (AKEPT) Lead Executive Coach for public universities top management strategic coaching and mentoring programme.

In the last 36 years, he had served various multinationals, public-listed companies, government-linked organisations, public research and higher learning institutions in various positions. This includes Britannia Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Proton, Shell, Esso, MIMOS, SIRIM and INCEIF. Datuk Razali read Aviation Engineering and International Marketing in the UK and attended advanced management programmes of top institutions such as Oxford, Harvard and NASA. He was the youngest recipient of the UK CAA Aircraft Engineer Licence in 1978 and the first Malaysian to receive the Bank of Scotland Prize for academic excellence in 1990.

YBhg. Tan Sri Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Chuah Hean Teik

YBhg. Tan Sri Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Chuah Hean Teik is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Professor, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, a position he held since 2008. Prior to this, he has served in various reputable local universities including Multimedia University and University of Malaya.

Tan Sri also serves in many professional and advisory bodies and committees including the President of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET) for 2016/2019 session. He is also the Chairman, Standing Committee on Engineering Education of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and Pacific (FEIAP) for two consecutive sessions from 2015 to 2019. Tan Sri was awarded the Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award (Individual Category) from the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations and Exemplary Leaders Award (Education Category) from The Federation of the Hokkien Associations of Malaysia in 2017 for his outstanding achievements and contributions.

YBrs. Tuan Afzal Abdul Rahim

YBrs. Tuan Afzal Abdul Rahim, aged 41, was appointed as an Independent Director of CIMB Bank Berhad on 29 June 2016.

Tuan Afzal is a technology entrepreneur who currently serves as Commander-In-Chief of TIME dotCom Berhad, an ASEAN based telecoms operator encompassing Fixed Line, Data Centres and Global Submarine Cable Systems. He joined TIME in 2008 after establishing The AIMS Asia Group and Global Transit International in 2006.

He founded the non-profit Malaysian Internet Exchange (MyIX) in 2006 and also serves as a Board Member of Endeavor Malaysia, an organisation that is devoted to nurturing high-impact entrepreneurs.

He began his career in the automotive sector, initially as a Chassis Development Engineer and thereafter managing clients on the engineering consultancy side of the business at Group Lotus PLC. He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Electronics from the University of Sussex. Afzal is also a Licensed Commercial Pilot.

YBrs. Tuan Ragunath Kesavan

YBrs. Tuan Ahmad Nizar Zolfakar

YBrs. Tuan Ahmad Nizar Zolfakar was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of CAAM on 19th February 2018 after the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), a government agency under the Ministry of Transport was incorporated into a statutory body known as CAAM. He carries with him more than 30 years of experience in civil aviation where he initially joined DCA as an Air Traffic Controller back in 1983.

Ahmad Nizar rose up the ranks from being an Air Traffic Controller to holding various directorial positions and subsequently to his final position as the Director of Air Traffic Management before his retirement in 2016. Other than his role in ATC, he specialised in Search and Rescue (SAR) operations as a qualified SAR Mission Coordinator and matters related to airport standards.

In 2007, he was appointed as the attaché representing Malaysia to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Montreal for a year where he helped Malaysia to be a first time member in the Council of ICAO before assuming his position as Director of Air Traffic Management. He was also a key member of both MH370 and MH17 High Level Technical Task force, resolving issues relating to the unfortunate tragedies.