Aguajaring Handover To Malaysia

March 05, 2020

Welcome Datuk Ir. Abdul Kadir Mohd Din FASc as the new Network Manager of AguaJaring. which is now hosted in Kuala Lumpur from January 2020 to December 2021. Dr Low Kwai Sim remains as the Network Advisor. As AguaJaring was dormant in the last two years, the main focus now, under the leadership of Datuk Kadir, is to revive the network to once again unify the country chapters in the South East Asian region. We look forward to working together with the country networks in continuing our mission to promote and facilitate synergistic partnerships to implement capacity development activities in sustainable water management in the South East Asian region through support of programmes that foster outreach, training, education, research and development.

Datuk Ir. Abdul Kadir Mohd Din has vast exposure in the engineering consultancy and public listed companies in senior management positions. His main expertise is on conceptual and strategic business planning and management on water, wastewater, byproducts, green technology, research & development and environment including risk management and optimization & maximization of operation cost.

He has extensive practical knowledge in planning, designing, managing water and sewerage works projects within the country and abroad in the United Kingdom, Brunei Darussalam, Middle East and Singapore. He had served as Board of Director for Ranhill SAJ Sdn Bhd from 2018 to May 2020 and Board of Director for Ranhill Water Technologies (Thai) Ltd & Anurak Water Treatment Facilites Co Ltd since July 2017 to 2018 . He was elected as President of The Malaysian Water Association (MWA) in April 2017 (2017-2019 and 2019-2021). Prior to this appointment, he was the former Chief Executive Officer of Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK), a national sewerage company wholly owned by the Minister of Finance incorporated from 1 December 2009 - 30 November 2016. He was the former Chief Operating Officer with Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad (PAAB), Malaysia's Water Asset Management Company, which is also wholly owned by the Minister of Finance incorporated, from February 2007 to November 2009. He has more than 36 years of industry experience in the water and sewerage sectors with established consulting firm and public listed company at various senior management positions.

He holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from UiTM, Shah Alam and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Datuk Ir. Abdul Kadir is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM), ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer (ACPE) and Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK (MICE). He is also a Chairman of Malaysian Water Academy Sdn Bhd, Alumni Member of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), and member of various professional institutions which includes: Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (FIEM), Malaysian Water Association (MWA), Environmental Management of Research Associate of Malaysia (ENSEARCH), Malaysian Water Partnership (MyWP), Member of Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet), Fellow of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) since May 2018, and Water Environment Federation (WEF), United States. He was appointed as Adjunct Lecturer for Universiti Technologi Petronas (UTP) Jan 2018 - Jan 2020 semester, Industry Panel for MSc Integrated Construction Project Management programme for Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) from June 2018 - May 2020, Chairman for the CIDB MyCESMM committee, Committee of CIDB CITP Initiative Working Group on National Construction Cost Centre, Committee of CIDB CITP Thrust Working Group on Internationalization, Committee of CITP Life-Cycle Costing (TC-LCC), Committee of CIDB Subsidiary Company group and Panel Chairman of CIDB MCIEA Award 2018 & 2019.

Some of the Honours Datuk Kadir was bestowed with:

    • Conferred the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka on 23 January 2011 which carries the title "Datuk" by the Yang DiPertua Negeri Melaka on the occasion of his Excellency 72nd birthday 2010.
    • Received THE GOLDEN GLOBE TIGERS AWARD WINNERS 2016 - under category of "Leadership Award for Outstanding Contribution to Water Efficiency".
    • Received "50 MOST IMPACTFUL LEADERS IN WATER & WATER MANAGEMENT (A GLOBAL LISTING)" on 17 February 2018, from World CSR Congress & World Sustainability during Award 2018 held in Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India.