Malaysian Timber Certification Council welcomes new chairman

Tuan Kamaruzaman Mohamad is the new chairman of the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC). Succeeding Datuk K Yogeesvaran, who held the post from 27 July 2018 to 31 March 2020, Kamaruzaman took over the reins effective 11 May 2020. 

Accrording to the April/June 2020 issue of Seedlinks, the official newsletter of the MTCC, MTCC is honoured to have Kamaruzaman on board. With his knowledge and experience in services industry and people management, Kamaruzaman is poised to provide exemplary leadership to the MTCC Board of Trustees and management team. The team will spearhead the sustainable forest management agenda through the implementation of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme.

Kamaruzaman (left) and MTCC Chief Executive Officer Yong Teng Koon during the former’s first visit to the MTCC office on 29 May 2020 (Photo: MTCC)

Kamaruzaman holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (Honours) (1997) and a Master of Science in Management Information System (2000) from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He began his career as an IT lecturer at a private college in 2000. He then moved on to join the IT industry for three years and several other service industries in the private sector, mainly takaful insurance. The positions he has held include Head of Web Integration Division and Head of Management Information System. He honed his skills and expertise in sales and services as well as people management when he managed a takaful and unit trust agency in 2007. Armed with his experience and a flair for entrepreneurship, he has been running a business in the oil and gas industry since 2010.