Entrepreneur & Executive Chairman, Nusantara Technologies Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia
Contribution to Society

The Contribution to the Society Award recognises Dato' Ghazali for his active support to the cause of education. 

Born into a family with b service traditions and a father who has traveled widely as a civil servant in the Government; Dato' Ghazali has developed into an adaptable and easy going person. 

His early education was thrust upon him by the many schools that he had to attend and the various experiences that he had to undergo both within and outside of Malaysia. However, he did graduate from the University of Malaya in 1968 in Economics and Geography. 

Dato' Ghazali then worked in a multinational company and traveled extensively throughout the world. The Company encouraged him to be active in many outside activities and he therefore enjoyed various positions and involvement in National, Regional and International Organisations. 

He was, for example, an active member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was at one stage, Chairman of the Asian- European Council. He has been a board member of Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) for the last 20 years. 

Dato' Ghazali is also an active member in Associations relating to welfare of the marginalized and disabled. He is currently the Vice President of the National Council of Welfare and Social Development of Malaysia and the President of the Malaysian Council for Rehabilitaion. He is also actively involved in the field of sustainable development and is currently the Honorary Executive Director of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Malaysia of which he is also the founding member. 

Dato' Ghazali is actively involved in the field of human resource development and has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Panel of the UiTM - Industry Linkage Programme. Recently, the Prime Minister of Malaysia had appointed him to the Panel of Advisors for National Unity of Malaysia. Dato' Ghazali believes very bly in serving humanity utilizing the variety of experiences and opportunities that God has given him.