23 November 2018 by Azlin



YBrs. Kapten Ahmad Ridzwan Mohd Salleh

YBrs. Kapten Ahmad Ridzwan Mohd Salleh is CAAM’s Deputy 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.

YBrs. Tuan Mohd Khairul Adib Abdul Rahman

YBrs. Tuan Mohd Khairul Adib Abdul Rahman is currently the Deputy Secretary General (Policy) of the Ministry of Transport. 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, Encik 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.

Encik Mohd Khairul Adib is currently the Deputy Secretary General (Policy) 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). Encik 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. Ir. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Chuah Hean Teik

YBhg. Ir. Prof. Dato’ 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.

Ir. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Chuah Hean Teik 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. Ir. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Chuah 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. Kapten Azharuddin Osman

YBrs. Kapten Azharuddin Osman started his flying career as cadet pilot in 1971 with Malaysia Airlines. In 1978, he was promoted captain and flew various types of aircraft and clocked 22,000 hours as pilot. Besides flying, he was also a Type Rating instructor and Type Rating Examiner as well as Crew Resource Management Instructor.

After his retirement from MAS, Kapten Azharuddin joined AirAsiaX as a line pilot flying the A330-300 before retiring in 2016. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILT) UK and holds an MBA from IMC UK and MSc. (HRD) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

YBrs. Tuan Ahmad Nizar Zolfakar

YBrs. Tuan Ahmad Nizar Zolfakaris is CAAM’s Chief Executive Officer. He was the Director of Air Traffic Management of the DCA, a position he held since 2008 until his retirement in 2016. He joined the DCA in 1984 as Air Traffic Controller and specialises in Search and Rescue (SAR) operations as SAR Mission Coordinator. From the year 2000 onwards, he was promoted into various positions as Director of the Air Traffic Control centre in Subang and subsequently Director of Inspectorate.

In 2007, he was appointed the attaché representing Malaysia to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Montreal for a year before assuming his last 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. Encik Ahmad Nizar graduated from University of Malaya in 1983 with Bachelor of Science and subsequently obtained his Master of Science in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University in the UK in 1996.