Heartiest congratulations to Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali (C’67, Mohd Shah) for being awarded the Tokoh Maal Hijrah 1442H/2020M in his home state of Perlis.
Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin graduated with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College, University of London in 1973 and obtained his doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London in 1977. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, a Fellow of the Asean Federation of Engineering Organisations and a Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology.
Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin was previously the Director-General of Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia, the Chairman and Chief Executive of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, the President of The Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Chairman of the Energy Commission Malaysia, Chairman of UEM World Berhad, Chairman of UEM Group Berhad, Zelan Berhad, Tricubes Berhad, Opus Group Berhad, Opus International Limited, Sime Engineering Services Berhad, Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia, Bangi Golf Berhad and PLUS Expressways International Berhad and Director of Sime Darby Berhad.
Currently, he is also the Chairman of Linde Malaysia Holdings Berhad and SIRIM Berhad. He also sits on the Board of Saudi-Malaysia Water & Electricity Company Limited and Alimtiaz Operation and Maintenance Company Limited, both based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin is currently the Chairman of Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, UPM Holdings Sdn Bhd, SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd, Construction Research Institute of Malaysia, Joint-Chairman (Industry) of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology and he is a member of the Global Science and Innovation Advisory.
He is currently holding the Chairmanship of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan UEM and The Nusajaya Natural Heritage Trust and he is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Khazanah and Mahathir Science Award Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar.