Pauzi Bin Yaman

Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Pauzi Bin Yaman, Malaysian, aged 67 is our Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He was appointed to our Board on 1 July 2023.
He obtained a Diploma of Forestry from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 1979, and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from the same university in 1982. He obtained a Certificate in Packing House Operations and Cold Storage Management from the University of the Philippines in 1984, and has also obtained a Master’s Degree in Farm Economics from the University of Tottori, Japan in 1991.
He was awarded the Darjah Kebesaran Setia Ahmad Shah Pahang in 2014 and the Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Kedah in 2015. He brings with him over 40 years of experience in the agricultural industry through his tenure with FAMA.
His career began in 1982 where he joined FAMA as an Agricultural Economist and was responsible for formulating programmes for the purpose of training farmers on post-harvest handling of agricultural produce. He took a career break in 1988 to pursue his Master’s Degree in Agriculture Economy under FAMA’s upskilling program for its employees. He re-joined FAMA at the end of 1992 as Marketing Officer with the Retail Marketing Division where he was involved with the setting up of retail outlets, monitoring the performance of retail outlets, as well as engaging with the suppliers to these retail outlets. He was later promoted to Development Director of FAMA for the State of Sabah in 1996, where he served as FAMA’s liaison with the state government of Sabah. He was responsible for the planning, budgeting, and implementation of FAMA’s various state programmes in Sabah, as well as monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of these programmes. In 2000, he was re-designated to the position of Director of the Domestic and International Market Promotion Division, where he was involved in formulating and implementation of domestic and international market promotion programmes. He was re-designated again in 2002 to the position of Director of the Market Potential Research Division where he carried out market research, published the division’s market research findings, and assisted in setting up business development centres for FAMA.
In 2007, he was seconded to the Ministry of Agriculture to serve as a Market Analysis Officer and was responsible for formulating strategic investment programmes and reviewing the investment incentives provided to agricultural entrepreneurs. In 2008, he was re-designated as Senior Director of the Quality Coordination and Innovation Division where he was responsible for ensuring that FAMA’s selected programmes and projects comply with internationally recognised standards such as GMP and HACCP. He was re-designated in 2009 as Senior Director of Business Division (Processed Products) and was involved with developing market access for the food products of small-medium enterprises. After leaving the Ministry of Agriculture in 2014, he joined FAMA Corporation Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FAMA, as Managing Director and was responsible for overseeing the profitability of FAMA Corporation Sdn Bhd and ensuring that its business activities complied with the provisions of the FAMA Act 1965. In line with his employment as Managing Director, he was concurrently appointed as a member of FAMA Corporation Sdn Bhd’s board of directors and was subsequently re-designated as chief executive officer in 2016, where he served until his departure in 2018. Following his departure in 2018, he took a career break and did not hold any full-time employment until 2020, where he was appointed as a member of the FAMA Marketing Advisory Council, a position which he held until January 2022. He later re-joined FAMA Corporation Sdn Bhd as a Director in 2020 and held this position until 31 December 2023.