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MIER Staff

Executive Director

DR. HEZRI ADNAN

Executive Director

Dr Hezri Adnan is the Executive Director of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research. Before joining the Institute, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA, a statutory body under the Ministry of Finance) and Chairman of a number of its tourism business subsidiaries.

He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Malaya and previously at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Dr Hezri has also held visiting positions abroad at Kyoto University and the Australian National University. The latter is his alma mater, where he obtained his PhD in Public Policy in 2006. Hezri was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia in 2016. Dr Hezri has also served as a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS).

Dr Hezri specialises in sustainable development solutions with work spanning areas such as the green economy and natural resources governance. He has consulted for international organisations such as UNDP, UNESCAP, UNICEF, UNRISD and the World Bank on many issues related to the development and ESG investing challenges in the developing world. From 2015 to 2018, Hezri served as a Member of the United Nations’ International Resource Panel (IRP), a UN Environment Programme expert body that focuses on strategic issues of resource scarcity and efficiency.

His past and current advisory roles include Cleared Advisor for the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industries, Board Member of the Penang Green Council and a Member of the Advisory Council for WWF Malaysia.

Dr Hezri has authored more than 100 publications. His most recent book is “The Sustainability Shift: Refashioning Malaysia’s Future” and a report “An Overview Study of Water Food Energy Nexus in Malaysia”.

RESEARCH TEAM

Senior Research Fellow

DR SHANKARAN NAMBIAR

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Shankaran Nambiar is a Senior Research Fellow at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research. He has served as a consultant for many Malaysian ministries and international organisations abroad. Dr Nambiar has published widely and actively comments on economic and geo-economic issues for various news and media outlets such as Nikkei Asian Review and Jakarta Post. He holds a PhD in Economics from Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Research Fellow

ELAYNE YEE SIEW LIN

Research Fellow

Elayne Yee Siew Lin is a Research Fellow at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brock University in Canada. Elayne is a survey specialist and leads MIER's quarterly studies, such as the Consumer Sentiment Index and the Vistage-MIER CEO Confidence Index.

Senior Research Officers

MOHD KHAIRUL RAFIZ RAMLI

Senior Research Officer

Khairul Rafiz is currently a Senior Research Officer at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research. He is experienced in panel data analysis, macroeconomics and international trade. He holds a Master in Economics from Universiti Putra Malaysia and also studied at Newcastle University in the UK.

Research Officers

NUR AZMILA AWANG

Research Officer

Nur Azmila is currently a Research Officer at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Statistics from Universiti Institut Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and is experienced in data mining and logging for Input-Output analysis and other economic evaluation methods. Over the years, she has conducted many policy studies for MIER clients from the public and private sectors.

SITI SYAMILA AMIR HAMZAH

Research Officer

Siti Syamila is currently a research officer at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research. She holds a degree in Bachelor of Statistics from Universiti Institut Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and is skilled in data mining and logging for Input-Output analysis. She has conducted many strategic development studies for MIER’s many clients over the years.

OSHO AWLI

Research Officer

Osho Awli is currently a Research Officer at MIER. He holds a degree in International Economics from the University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). He specialises in research on the digital economy. He is also currently pursuing a PhD in the digital economy at UNIMAS.

General Staff

MAGESWARI SUPERAMANIAM

Receptionist cum Typist

Mageswari is our receptionist at MIER. She has served here for 29 years.

ISNANI ISMAIL

Information Officer

Isnani is currently the Information Officer for Malaysian Institute of Economic Research. She has been in MIER for 21 years and has contributed in the administration area significantly.

SARIMAH SULAIMAN

Administration and Finance Division Officer

Sarimah is currently the Administration and Finance Division Officer for Malaysian Institute of Economic Research. She has been in MIER since 1996 and have greatly contributed in managing MIER's welfare.

AIMAN HAZIQ HAIRI

Graphic Design cum IT Support Officer

Aiman is the newest staff member of MIER. He transitioned from Graphic Design Intern to Graphic Design cum IT Support Officer after his practical period has finished. He is now waiting for his convocation ceremony to receive his scroll of Bachelor of Information Technology from International Islamic University Malaysia.