FOUNDER OF THE LANGKAWI GEOPARK &
VICE-PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL GEOPARKS NETWORK ASSOCIATION
Earth Scientist, Geologist & Conservationist
Professor Emeritus Dr Ibrahim Komoo, a scholar in the fields of Earth Science specialised in Engineering Geology, Conservation Geology and Sustainability Science. Head of Environment and Natural Resources Cluster National Council of Professors (MPN), International Expert to the UNESCO Global Geopark, Coordinator to Asia Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN) and Vice-President of Global Geoparks Network Association (GGNA), Fellow of the Institute of Geology and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences in Malaysia. Recipient of the Langkawi Award and IUGS Science Excellence Award for Environmental Management. Formerly served as the Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Founder Director of Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute (SEADPRI), Director for Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), President of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Vice-President of the Institute of Geology Malaysia and Vice-President of International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG).
He received the Science Excellence Award 2012 from International Union of Geological Sciences in the field of Environmental Geology. The award given was for his involvement and big impact on the issue of environmental geosciences. The biggest involvement and achievement he did was pioneering in the efforts of making Langkawi to be the first Global Geopark in the South East Asia region. In the context of geology fields of study, he is a source of communications that bonds to help share his expertise in communication and translating issue that form the public policies to ensure that the environment can be sustained to cater the people’s need especially in the fields of earth science.