Datuk Dr. Abdul Rahim Nik

Malaysian Timber Council (MTC)


  • Peninsular Malaysia

Educational Background

  • 1980 - 1981
    PhD in The effects of selective logging methods onhydrological parameters in Peninsular Malaysia, University of Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom

Working Experience

  • 1981 - 1985
    Research Officer
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 1984 - 1987
    Resource Person
    ASEAN-US Watershed Project
  • 1985 - 1986
    Acting Manager
    Computer Center, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 1986 - 1988
    Environmental Science Branch, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 1988 - 1990
    Project Leader
    Watershed Management and Soil, FRIM
  • 1991 - 1995
    Project Coordinator
    FRIM, Malaysia and National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan on Tropical Forest Ecology and Biodiversity
  • 1991 - 1995
    Project Leader
    Watershed Management, FRIM
  • 1991 - 2000
    Part-time Lecturer
    Forestry Faculty, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • 1985 - 1995
    Senior Research Officer (Hydrologist) and Project Leader (Hydrology)
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 1997 - 2001
    Project Leader
    ITTO Funded Project
  • 1995 - 1998
    Techno-Economics Division, FRIM
  • 1998 - 2000
    Resource Person for the Initial National Communication
    Forestry Sector, Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
  • 2002 - 2003
    Director of Forestry Division
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 2004 - 2006
    Senior Director
    Forestry & Conservation Division, FRIM
  • 2007 - 2008
    Senior Director
    Biodiversity and Environment Division, FRIM
  • 2008 - 2015
    Deputy Director General (Operations)
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 2011 - 2015
    Deputy Secretary General (Environmental)
    Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia (NRE)


  • 2007
    Working Group on Greenhouse Gases Inventory, Second National Communication, Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment
  • 2002
    Council Member
    Twinning Program between Malaysia and Denmark on “Multipurpose Forestry in A Changing Society”
  • 2002
    UNDP/GEF Funded Project on "Conservation and Sustainable Use of Tropical Peat Swam Forests and Associated Wetland Ecosystems"
  • 1999
    IUFRO World Congress Organizing Committee Director
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