Former Director, Forest Replantation Programme, Biotech Division, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) Dr. Ab. Rasip is a plant geneticist who formally served the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, FRIM for over 30 years and is currently with the Department of Agriculture Malaysia overseeing new plant variety testing in Serdang, Selangor. He has vast experience in tree improvements, forest genetics, tree breeding and was instrumental in tackling the Plant Variety Protection (PVP) under the national and regional mandate in preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems. A renowned Malaysian forrester, he has humbly authoured various peer reviewed publications and has mentored various post-graduate candidates in the field. His best work are often the body of reference for agro-forrestry works presented at conferences such as IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications and Int.