Mazlin Mokhtar

Deputy Head for Research (KL Office) and Director, Ecological Studies

Science Panel for Southeast Asia’s Biodiversity Protection

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mazlin Mokhtar, BSc. (Tasmania), PhD (Queensland), is Deputy Head for Research at UN SDSN-Asia, Sunway University. Prior at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), he has held key positions as Director of LESTARI; and DVC for Research. He has served on various committees, including the Chair of Environment Committee of Academy of Sciences Malaysia; Environmental Quality Act's Appeal Board; Chairman of Malaysia's Environmental Quality Council; Chairman of Committee appointed by Malaysian Government in reviewing the Lynas Rare Earth operations, and Chairman of AACB of Malaysia's Water Sector Transformation 2040 Study. Mazlin is recipient of the Langkawi Environment Award 2018; Best 2010 FRGS project on Chemicals Management; and Professor Emeritus award of UKM 2022.

He also contributed to WWF; UNDP GEF SGP; National River Care Fund GEC; and UNU Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research and Training Program.

Mazlin was leader of several United Nations-sponsored research projects, which include the AP-FAST (Acceleration of Science and Technology; and MUCP (Malaysia UNESCO Cooperation Program) in Malaysia and Asia Pacific; also as leader of Environmental Risk Management group under Malaysia Vice Chancellors' Council & Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)+Kyoto University 2000-2018 program. Mazlin was a founding member of Malaysian Water Partnership (MyWP), and former Country Manager of MyCapNet (Capacity Building for IWRM).