Building our Biofuture: Policy issues and opportunities for next generation biotechnologies


Zurina Moktar

ASEAN Secretariat

Head of Science and Technology Division


Dr. Zurina Moktar is the Assistant Director/Head of Science and Technology Division at the ASEAN Secretariat where she oversees the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) progression under the Committee on STI for 10 ASEAN Member States. Prior to that, she served at several ministries in Malaysia and was once attached with the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations, New York. With more than 13 years proven track record in STI, capacity development and sustainable development, Zurina was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the Government of Malaysia, in 2014. In the UK, Zurina was the Deputy Director for Cambridge i-Teams where she facilitated the commercialisation of more than 20 new technologies. She received the 2018 Innovative Youth Incubator Award in Washington DC, US. Zurina is a graduate technologist, holding an MPhil in Conservation Leadership (2014) and a PhD in Engineering (2018) from the University of Cambridge, UK.

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