CEO, Heart of Borneo Centre, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, Brunei Darussalam
Mr Mahmud Yussof is Chief Executive Officer of the Heart of Borneo Centre at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, Brunei Darussalam. He is also currently playing a leading role in the implementation of Brunei Heart of Borneo Initiative, which promotes sustainable development, collaborative research and biodiversity protection and management. He heads all innovative research activities on biodiversity for the Centre.
With his work experience as a forester, silviculturist and Deputy Director of Forestry, as well as a focal person of the Heart of Borneo Initiative, Yussof is an experienced speaker at national and international fora. He has been involved in development projects both nationally and regionally, such as developing the methodology for the National Multi Forest Resources Inventory (MRI) with the ASEAN Institute of Forest Management, developing a Rehabilitation Project with AKECOP, Korea, Forest Resources Assessment (FRA 2005 & 2010), and with FAO and Criteria & Indicators (C&I) for sustainable forest management.
Aside from technical papers presented at seminars, conferences and meetings as well as articles for media, his publications include Brunei Heart of Borneo: Its Journey in 2011, Brunei Heart of Borneo: Nurturing Efforts into Forest Biodiversity Conservation (2012) and Basic Guidelines For Logging In Mixed Diptercorap Forest (MDF) In Brunei Darussalam. He graduated with a BSc in Forestry from the University College of North Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom, in 1992 and later obtained a Master of Forestry in 2000 from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia.