Academician Tan Sri Dr Salleh Mohd Nor FASc
Academician Tan Sri Dr Salleh Mohd Nor FASc was the first Director General of the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) and is currently the Pro Chancellor of University Technology Malaysia. During his Presidency of the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) for 30 years, he initiated scientific expeditions into Endau Rompin and Belum forests that resulted in the formation of the Endau Rompin State Park and the Belum National Park. He is currently President of the Malaysian Scientific Association, and Board Member of UCSI University.
As a champion of forestry, nature conservation and its impact on societal well-being, he is active in global organisations such as International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), the IUCN East Asia Group on the Sustainable Use Initiative, International Network on Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), and the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Asia Pacific Association of Forest Research Institutions (APAFRI).
He is a Senior Fellow of ASM. He has led the Academy’s programme on Antarctica and was instrumental in the formation of the Sultan Mizan Antarctica Research Foundation.