Prof. Omar Abdul Rahman FIAS (Malaysia), is a BVSc from Sydney University, Australia and a PhD from Cambridge University, United
Kingdom. He is the Founding President and Senior Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, the Founding and current Chairman
of CPTM Ltd, the Founding Joint Chairman of MIGHT and the Coordinator of the STI Policy Unit of the UNESCO-Malaysia International STI Centre (ISTIC). He was Science Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia, from July 1984 to Jan 2001. His career b
Omar’s new book ‘The Essentials of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy,’ is an important reference on the subject written by an outstanding scientist who has been the architect of Malaysia’s STI success since the 1980segan as a research officer in the VRI, Ipoh in 1960. He was appointed professor and founding Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1972, and became Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs in 1982. Tan Sri Omar is Emeritus Professor of UPM, a founding Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS).