Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin

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Chief Executive Officer, Langkawi Development Authority


Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Langkawi Development Authority to oversee operation and management of Langkawi Development Authority with 3 strategic thrusts of tourism, investment and community development.

Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin began his career in the tourism and hospitality industry with Tourist Development Corporation Malaysia, now known as Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, as Tourist Officer in 1978.  He has since served in various leadership roles including heading the Tourism Malaysia overseas offices in Seoul, Korea, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Dato’ Azizan Noordin retired from Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia) when he was the Deputy Director General (Promotion). He was responsible for overseeing the operations of the organisation and the promotional efforts of all 44 Tourism Malaysia overseas offices. He led Tourism Malaysia sales missions overseas and has been a key speaker at many international tourism seminars and conferences.

After 40 years in the civil service, Dato’ Azizan is still dedicated to servicing the country and public.  His advancement from rank and file for the past 40 years had amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge that is indeed beneficial to the tourism industry.

He is a graduate of the MARA University Institute of Technology in Malaysia and holds two Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Oxford Learning Centre of Excellence and Institute of Technology in Australia.