En Azini Omar

Plantation Director, Danum Sinar Sdn Bhd

Encik Azini bin Omar graduated with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom in 2002 and also holds a Diploma in Forestry and Planting Management from UiTM.

He has almost 32 years of working experience in the oil palm plantation industry and other agro related fields such as rubber, cocoa and coconut estate in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. He started his career with Golden Hope Plantation Sdn Bhd and subsequently joined Sime Darby upon the merger of the two companies.

He possesses vast experience in managing oil palm estates in Bintulu, Sarawak as well as in Peninsular Malaysia, covering the replanting of oil palm from a diverse range of topographies such as secondary forest, coastal soil, peat, inland and hilly terrain. His experience extends to the rehabilitation low yielding oil palm cluster estates under hilly and deep peat of Sarawak lands, and as well as nursery in the oil palm, rubber, cocoa and coconut areas of agriculture.

In addition to his industrial experience, he served Felcra Plantation Services Sdn Bhd as Plantation Advisor and lead consultant for coaching and mentoring program for Felcra Berhad (2014-2017). He was also appointed as one of the trainers for the Sijil Pengurusan Operasi Ladang (PPPNP, Perak), trainer for FELDA Cadet Planter program (2015) organised by International Institute of Plantation Management Malaysia (“IIPM”), facilitator and examiner for the Specialist Professional Qualification (“SPQ”) programme under IIPM (2014-2020).

Internationally, he was previously a trainer and facilitator for the plantation management training program for Gabonese National (“African”) under Felda Global Venture (“FGV”) programme in 2015. Later in 2017, he was engaged by P.T. Mc Kinsey & Co. Indonesia (a US consultancy firm) to undertake consultancy work in Indonesia for oil palm plantations.

His last working experience before joining Danum Sinar Sdn Bhd as Plantation Director on 4 June 2020 was as a Freelance Consultant for the Plantation Business Management workshop in collaboration with the International Institute of Plantation Malaysia.