TARRC congratulates Dr Zairossani bin Mohd Nor on his appointment as the new Director General of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) effective 1st November 2017. Prior to his appointment Dr Zairossani was the Deputy Director General (Research & Innovation) since 2015.
He leads and manages research and development (R&D) programs as well as technical support activities for the rubber industry. He is also presently leading several key national level research and development programmes in the rubber industry particularly in specialty rubber production and green rubber products technology. He has more than 50 publications as well as 12 patents and trademarks credited to him to date.
Dr Zairossani holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from the University of Guelph, Canada. He obtained his Masters and PhD in Applied Science (Biochemical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He also holds a certificate in Executive Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management.
He is currently the Chairman for ISO/TC 45 (Rubber and Rubber Products) and was elected to this post in May 2013. He has served as the Chairman of the ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Conformity (ACCSQ) – Rubber Based Product Working Group (RBPWG) for the period 2011-2014.
Dr Zairossani has received various awards throughout his career among the key awards include The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Gold Medal Award for the Overall Best Invention at the International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2005) and the Tan Sri BC Sekhar Gold Medal for Contribution and Leadership in Rubber Industry (2015).
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