Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Azhar Bin Hj Yahaya,
President, NAM S&T Centre and
Secretary General,
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia,
Level 6, Block C5, Complex C,
Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62662 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Ph: (+603) 8885 8176;
Fax: (+603)- 8890 3973
E-mail: drazhary@mosti.gov.my

Short biographical note

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Azhar Bin Hj Yahaya, is the Secretary General of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia. His responsibilities include planning and overseeing the implementation of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in Malaysia. He has been serving the Ministry since March 2013.

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Azhar received his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the National University of Malaysia (2004), his MA from University of New Haven Connecticut (1993) and BA from the National University of Malaysia in 1983.

He embarked on his journey as a civil servant in 1983 and has vast experience in the Malaysian Public Service. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Azhar has actively been involved in various Government departments in different capacities as Director of the Psychology Services Division in 2006, and Director of the Services Division, Public Service Department in 2007. Before being posted to MOSTI, he had served the Ministry of Health, Malaysia as Deputy Secretary General (Management) for two years.


In his capacity as the Deputy Secretary General (Policy) of the MOSTI, Dato’ Dr. Mohd Azhar has represented Malaysia for two consecutive years in the Antarctica Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) (2013 & 2014). He has also represented Malaysia in the 10th Governing Council Session of Asia Pacific Centre of Transfer of Technology (APCTT) and the 10th Senior Official Meeting (SOM) of Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security.