Mr. Azlikamil Napiah

Director General,
Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA)

Tuan Haji Azlikamil bin Haji Napiah was born in Pasir Panjang, Sekinchan Selangor, on 11 September 1969. He start his professional career in the private sector as a Senior Geologist in 1993. He joint the government sector as Research Officer at Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA) - (formerly known as Malaysian Centre for Remote Sensing - MACRES) 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. He was also actively involved in ASEAN Subcommittee of Space and Technology Application (SCOSA), and has been appointed as one of the Executive Committee of ASEAN Regional Training Centre for Space and Application (ARTSA) based in Thailand. After 10 years of invaluable contribution in Research and Development (R&D) at local and international level, he was promoted as Special Officer at MRSA Director’s Office in year 2004. He is also an active member in the Institution of Geospatial and Remote Sensing Malaysia (IGRSM). With vast experience in R&D, and technical management, 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 the Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA).