Dr Ismail Haji Parlan
FRIM Director General
E-mail​:​ ​ismailp[at]frim.gov.my

  • PhD, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 2009
  • Masters (Forest Management),Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 2001
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Forestry), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 1996
  • Research Officer FRIM in the field of management and conservation of wetland forest ecosystems, especially peat swamp forests in Malaysia, 1996 
  • A representative of FRIM and the country for international forums such as;
    • The International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC, ITTO)
    • United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
    • Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC)
    • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Experts Group on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade (EGILAT)
    • The Sino-ASEAN Network of Forestry Research Institutes (SANFRI) under the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet).
  • A Board Member and has also served as the Honorary Treasurer of the Malaysian Forestry Institute (IRIM)
  • An Alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) and Johor National Park Corporation (JNPC)
  • Awarded the Pingat Setia-Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (S.I.S.), 2017

Dr Norwati Muhammad
FRIM Deputy Director General (Research)
E-mail: norwati[at]frim.gov.my

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Forest Genetics from University of Reading, United Kingdom, 2000
  • Master of Science in Genetics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 1994
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 1989
  • Research Officer FRIM, 1990
  • A member of the myGMO national advisory panel
  • A committee member for the curriculum for the Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences of Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • A council member of the Genetics Society of Malaysia, 2002
  • A member of the Genetic Modification Advisory Committee (GMAC), 2012

Dr Noor Azlin Yahya
FRIM Deputy Director General (Operations)
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
E-mail: azlin[at]frim.gov.my

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Recreation Management with specialization in recreational impacts and visitor’s perceptions, Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia. March 1999
  • Master of Science in Resource Management and Policy with specialization in Management of Nature Parks, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York, USA. August 1987
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, major in forestry with minor in Arts from Doane College, Crete, Nebraska, USA May 1985

International Certification

  • Certified Arborist (International Society of Arboriculture) U.S.A.
  • Certified Environmental Educator (University of South Africa), South Africa
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (National Recreation and Park Association) U.S.A.
  • World Urban Parks Asia Pacific (WUP-AP). Committee member from February 2020.
  • World Urban Parks (WUP). Executive board member 2014 to 2018.
  • International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration (IFPRA). Vice President of Executive Committee 2012 and Malaysian Commissioner, 2006 to 2014.
  • Group 6.01: Forest Recreation, Landscape and Nature Conservation, International Union of Forest Research Organisation (IUFRO). Deputy Coordinator of A6.01.02-Social Aspects of Recreation and Tourism. Officer, 2005-2020.
  • FAO International Collaborative Committee on Urban and Peri-urban Forestry (UPF). 2008 to present.
  • Best of Both Worlds Conference on Environmental Education involving organisations in Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil and the United States. Member of organizing and scientific committee, 2005 to present.
  • Malaysian Parks, Recreation and Amenity Society (MyParks). President 2019 to 2021.
  • Playground Safety Association Malaysia (PSAM). Vice President, 2018 to 2020.
  • Malaysian Nature Society. Environmental Education Advisory Committee from 1990.
  • Persatuan Arborist Malaysia (PArM). Ordinary member from 2018.