Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali,
Non Independent Non Executive Chairman
Chairman of ESOS Committee
Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali was appointed as Chairman of the Board of UEM Sunrise Berhad on 15 September 2008.
Currently, he is also the Chairman of UEM Group Berhad, PLUS Expressways International Berhad and Linde Malaysia Holdings Berhad. He also sits on the Boards of UPM Holdings Sdn Bhd, Bangi Golf Berhad and a few other private limited companies.
Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Tajuddin was previously the Director-General of Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia, the Chairman and Chief Executive of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Chairman of the Energy Commission Malaysia, Chairman of UEM World Berhad, Zelan Berhad, Tricubes Berhad, Opus Group Berhad, Opus International Limited and Sime Engineering Services Berhad and a director of Sime Darby Berhad.
An engineer by training, Tan Sri Dr. Ir. 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, a Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology and he received the Prominent Player Award from the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia.
Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Tajuddin is currently the Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (“UNITEN”), Chairman of Universiti Teknikal Melaka (“UTeM”), UPM Innovations Sdn. Bhd. Joint- Chairman (Industry) of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, Chairman of SIRIM Berhad and Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (“CIDB”), the President of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia and a member of the Governing Council of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria.
Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Tajuddin is currently holding the Chairmanships 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, his alma mater.