Dr Uzir Abdul Malik began his career with the Johore State Government as an Assistant District Officer responsible for rural programmes and projects in the district, and continued his career at the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) as an agricultural economist for 3 years.
Following this, he pursued and obtained his Master’s Degree from the University of Hawaii and his PhD from the University of London.
He was later appointed as an associate professor for the Faculty of Economics at University Kebangsaan Malaysia, and then as the Deputy Vice Chancellor at University Utara Malaysia.
Currently, he is the Business Development Director for LGB Engineering Sdn Bhd as well as the Executive Director for SWM Environment Sdn Bhd.
Persatuan Pengurusan Sisa Malaysia also known as The Waste Management Association of Malaysia (WMAM) is an association for waste management professionals. Founded in March 2005, WMAM represents people from many disciplines, including engineering, law, science as well as management.