YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Jalaluddin Harun is the former Director-General of Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), the lead agency for the development of Malaysia’s wood-based industry. Dr. Jalaluddin has served the forestry and timber related disciplines for the last 33 years. Beginning his career as a lecturer in the Faculty of Forestry in UPM in 1980, he subsequently held several positions before being appointed as the founder Director of the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP) of UPM in 2007. He holds degrees in B.S. Forestry (UPM), M.S. (Forest Resources; Pennsylvania State University), Post Graduate Diploma (Pulp and Paper Technology; University of Trondheim, Norway) and Ph.D. (Wood Science; University of Wales, UK). His area of expertise include bio-composite, wood science & technology and pulp & paper technology. He has published more than 100 scientific and technical papers in journals and magazines.
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