Mr. Azlikamil Napiah

Director General
Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA)

Mr. Napiah started his professional career in the private sector as a Senior Geologist in 1993. He joined the government sector as Research Officer at Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) in August 1994. During his career as Research Officer, he gained formal knowledge through certified training in Remote Sensing in Australia, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. At MRSA, he confers his knowledge and experience in spatial data analysis and modelling activities including satellite image processing to help Malaysia exploiting the advancement of remote sensing technologies for nation development, security, and people wellbeing. After 10 years of invaluable contribution in Research and Development (R&D) at local and international level, he was then appointed to lead corporate and strategic section in MRSA for 4 years. His serious dedication and commitment in remote sensing technology management and development in Malaysia was realised when he was promoted as Deputy Director General (Technical Service) MRSA, in the year 2011. Since May 2015, he was appointed as Director General of MRSA with task of spearheading the development and operationalisation of remote sensing and related technologies in Malaysia. With the merger of the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) and the National Space Agency (ANGKASA) in 2019, he has been appointed as the Director General of Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA).

Academic Background:

No. Cert./Degree Instute / university Year
1. B.Sc.(Hon) Geology National Univ. Of Malaysia. 1993
2. Cert. Of Remote Sensing Univ. Of New South Wales, Australia 1997
3. Non-Degree/Non-Certificate Course Univ. Of Manchester,
United Kingdom
4. Cert. Of Applied Remote Sensing ITC, The Netherland 1999
5. M.Sc. Remote Sensing In Geology National Univ. Of Malaysia. 2003