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Panel2:Do you have to be a STEM background to become a successful in the Nuclear Industry?
Sheriffah Noor Khamseah Al-Idid
Innovation and Nuclear Advocate
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)

Sheriffah Noor Khameseah Al-Idid has lead leading Nuclear Supply Chain initiatives in Malaysia for enhancing awareness of Local companies regarding opportunities in the Nuclear Supply Chain. She has also served as Consultant to the IAEA on Nuclear HRD Cooperation between Countries for advanced in Nuclear Power Programme (NPP) and newcomer countries.

Sheriffah was instrumental in assisting the National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN) in the United Kingdom in developing and publication of the Directory of UK Skills, Education and Training. Moreover, she had proposed to i2EN and submitted a Proposal including framework and contents of Directory for Nuclear courses offered by French institutions which was used as input for the development and publication of the Directory of Nuclear Courses offered in France. Her proposal also further extended to KONIKOF including framework and contents of Directory for Nuclear courses offered by Korean institutions which was used as input for the development and publication of the Directory of Nuclear Courses offered in Korea.

In her capacity as Special Officer to the Science Advisor, Y Bhg Tan Sri Omar Abdul Rahman to Malaysia’s 4th Prime Minister , Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamed , she had been instrumental in assisting the Science Advisor in developing high tech financing. She also served as Chairman of the Report on Enhancing Venture Capital Industry in Malaysia and was strategist and Author of the Report on Introducing and enhancing Business Angel Financing in Malaysia. Both these Reports were submitted and accepted by Malaysia’s Central Bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, and several recommendations were adopted and incorporated into Malaysia’s 10 Year Financial Sector Master Plan ( Under Chapter 7 : Alternative Modes of Financing ).

She was the first person in Malaysia to propose to the Management to establish A Malaysian Chapter on Women in Nuclear in 2010 and this proposal had received full support from the Management. During her presentation to students at University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Skudai, Johor, Malaysia in 2014, she had proposed to the President of the Student’s Society to consider the establishment of a Youth Network in Nuclear. In the following year in 2015, this proposal was accepted and a Nuclear Youth Network was established and launched.

Sheriffah had assisted the Science Advisor to write a book on Science and Technology in Malaysia for COMSTECH and co-authored with the Science Advisor a Chapter on Science and Technology in Malaysia in the Book 50th Anniversary. Moreover, she wrote a book on Women & Innovation- Spotlighting on the Best Practices of the UK, US and Europe which was launched by Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Finance at the Women’s Summit in Kuala Lumpur in 2011.

Her book on “Women & Innovation- The UK Experience” was soft launched by the Secretary General of the World Islamic Economic Foundation (WIFE) Y Bhg Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi in London, United Kingdom during the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum on 28th October 2013.

She had written a book on “Technological Innovation” which was soft launched by the Rt Hon Tun Abdullah Hj Ahamd Badawi, Malaysia’s 5th Prime Minister in Dubai, UAE at the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum on 30th October 2014.