Dy. Hjh. Normah Suria Hayati

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Dayang Hajah Normah Suria Hayati binti Pehin Jawatan Dalam Seri Maharaja Dato Seri Utama Dr Hj Awg Mohd Jamil Al-Sufri

Permanent Secretary of MIPR
Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources

A passionate environmentalist who is determined to keep Brunei “green”, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, Dayang Hajah Normah S.H. Jamil is in charge of developing Brunei’s primary industry sectors. A challenging job which requires knowledege, experience and dedication – all attributes which Hajah Normah brings to this role.

Having spent 24 years with the Department of Agricultural she understands only too well that ‘agriculture is the backbone of any country’s economic system”. Throughout her career she has been dedicated to implementing progressive measures in this area.

As the Director of Agriculture and Agrifood she played a key role in the formation of the Strategic Plan for the Department of Agriculture 2008– 2013; and also contributed to the country’s Food Security Program.

Her career milestones include the development of the Brunei Halal Brand; Brunei Halal Standards for Food; the Brunei Agro-Tech Park; the establishment of the commercial structure for Brunei Halal and the launching of the International Halal Product Expo (IHPE) and The Agriculture and Agrifood Fair.

Hjh Normah is committed to working towards the diversification of the economy to prevent an over reliance on the Oil and Gas sectors- an objective that is in line with Brunei’s Wawasan 2035.

This article was published in the Apr-Jun 2014 issue of Inspire Magazine. Download it here!