Academician Tan Sri Dr. Ir Ahmad Tajuddin Ali was appointed as Joint-Chairman (Industry) of the Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) on 17 November 2009.
Dr. Tajuddin was previously the President of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, the Director-General of Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM), then the Executive Chairman of the national power company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Chairman of UEM Group Berhad, Chairman of Gas Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Energy Commission of Malaysia and later PLUS Expressways International Berhad.
An engineer by training, Dr. Tajuddin graduated with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College, the University of London in 1973 and obtained his doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from Queen Mary College, the University of London in 1977. He did post-doctoral work in nuclear engineering at Oregon State University (1977-1978) and Pennsylvania State University (1978). He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme.
In 1994, Dr. Tajuddin was bestowed the Special Award by Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) for his contribution towards enhancing exports of Malaysian products to Japan. In 1996, Dr. Tajuddin received the Institution of Engineers Malaysia Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Engineering Profession, and in 2009, he received the “Prominent Player” Award from the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB).
He is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers (P.Eng), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (FIEM), a Senior Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (FASc), a Fellow of The ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) and a Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET).
Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali was conferred the ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon’ from the Japanese government in 2018 in recognition of his significant contributions in promoting economic relations between Japan and Malaysia.
Tan Sri Dr. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali