Datuk Ir. A. Sani Karim
PJN, DMPN, DSPN, JSM, DJN, PKT
Datuk Sani (6th June 1954 ), is a Civil and Structural Engineer by profession who started his working career in the Urban Development Authority (UDA) in August 1976, and rose to become the Engineering Head. He was involved in more than 40 housing and commercial development projects in UDA.
He had also served as a Director and Head of the Civil & Structural Section of Kumarasivam Tan & Ariffin Sdn Bhd in June 1982, and subsequently as GM (Property) of Island & Peninsular Berhad in the late 1980s before setting up his own engineering consultancy company, A Sani & Associates Sdn Bhd in 1990.
He is both a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (FIEM) and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK (FICE).
As an entrepreneur, Datuk Sani has many varied investments in the manufacturing activities from rubber to confectionary products, sports facilities contracting and operating of sports centres via his investment holding company, Fairmont Ventures or direct investment.
He has sat on the Board of many public and private companies.
For extracurricular activities, Datuk Sani served as Vice President of the World Squash Federation (WSF), President and Emeritus President of the Asian Squash Federation (ASF), and President of the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM).
For Golf/Club activities, he served as President of both the Royal Lake Club Kuala Lumpur (RLC) and Kelab Golf Negara Subang (KGNS). For 8 years, he also served as the founding Malaysian Patron of the World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC).
With the National Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) Datuk Sani served as the Deputy and Vice President during the period 2005 to 2013 and was a member of National Sports Advisory Panel (SAP) from 2008 till 2013. Datuk led the 352 person Malaysian Contingent as Chef De Mission in the 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar in 2006.
Datuk Sani was awarded SRAM’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 and was inducted into both the Olympic Council of Malaysia’s and Asian Squash Federation’s Halls of Fame in 2016.