Azizi Meor Ngah is a widely respected Malaysian business leader with extensive experience in senior management and in advising and supporting of start-up companies. He completed his postgraduate studies and was awarded his Master in Business Administration at the Henley Management College, England in 1992. He served for over 40 years in the agriculture and food sector (including a break of 6 years in the media/ICT industry at Kumpulan Utusan Berhad, Asia On-Line Hong Kong and Soft Device Sdn Bhd respectively).
His involvement in the tree crop plantation, agriculture and food started when he was with Kumpulan Guthrie (now under Sime Darby) for 24 years. Thereafter, he was appointed Chairman of Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA) for a period of 4 years, He spent a year as the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) and 4 more years as CEO of a horticulture start-up, Malaysian Agrifood Corporation (MAFC). He was also pivotal in the setting up of Cold Chain Network (CCN), a third party cold/cool chain logistics company whilst at MAFC.
Azizi has been recognised as a supply chain specialist with focus on food safety standards, supply chain traceability and certifications. He initiated the end-to-end cool chain infrastructure for fresh production including the related brand management.
Between June and July 2010, En. Azizi was appointed by the Prime Minister’s Office to head the Agriculture Lab to produce a 10 year blueprint in the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) for Malaysia (2010-2020) under the National Key Economic Areas (NKEA). Currently he is advising 3 new start-up companies that are mostly engaged in ICT and HVAC technology.
In the area of climate change, Azizi is the current Advisor for Crops For the Future Research Center at Semenyih, Selangor. He promotes the principles of triple bottom line and social inclusiveness.