YBhg Dato' Dr. Ir. Annuar Mohd Saffar is the current President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Kulim Technology Park Corporation (KTPC), the organization that develops and manages Kulim Hi-Tech Park, in Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia.
Dato' Annuar studied at University of Missouri, in Columbia, Missouri, United States of America, on a PETRONAS scholarship in 1980. He graduated with three degrees; Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering (Magna Cum Laude & Honors Scholar in Engineering, 1984), Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (1986), and Master of Business Administration (in Finance, 1986).
Upon returning from USA in 1986, he was posted by PETRONAS to ASEAN Bintulu Fertilizer (ABF), in Bintulu, Sarawak, as project engineer and plant engineer.
In 1993, Dato' Annuar left PETRONAS to take up the position as Director (Industry & Technology), Technology Park Malaysia, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, where he worked in various capacities including as vice-president for technology development, before joining Kulim Technology Park Corporation.
Dato' Dr. Annuar received his Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) degree from University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia in October 2015. In September 2012, Universiti Malaysia Perlis conferred an Honorary Masters Degree in Engineering for his contribution to the university.
Dato' Annuar is also a fellow and alumni of two prestigious universities, namely Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA and University of Oxford UK, through participation in the universities' professional programs.