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Executive Director

With a PhD in Public Policy from the Australian National University, Dr Hezri specialises in sustainable development solutions with work spanning areas such green economy and natural resources governance. His last posting was as CEO of the Langkawi Development Authority from 2019 till April 2021. He also served as a Distinguished Fellow at the Instititute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS). 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. He has consulted for international organizations such as UNDP, UNESCAP, UNICEF, UNRISD and the World Bank, on many issues related to development and environmental challenges in the developing world. His past and current advisory roles include Cleared Advisor for the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industries and a Member of the Advisory Council for WWF Malaysia.