Prof. Dato’ Dr. Tengku Aizan was appointed to the Board of Directors of PPA on 26 June 2020. She holds a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies with a multidiscipline minor in Gerontology from Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa in 1992.
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Tengku Aizan was responsible for the establishment of the Institute of Gerontology at Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2002 and was appointed as its founding director on 1 April 2002 until May 2020. Additionally, she is currently the lead consultant for the age-friendly cities and communities project under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as well as for spearheading the development of an Active Ageing Index (AAI) for Malaysia.
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Tengku Aizan sits on multiple organisations at the national level, namely the National Advisory and Consultative Council on Ageing (since 1996), the Technical Committee on Health of the Elderly Program (since 1997), the Technical Committee on the Private Aged Healthcare and Services Act, and the National Welfare and Community Development Council (2018-2020).
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Tengku Aizan is the President of the Gerontological Association of Malaysia (2018-2021), and a fellow of the Academy of Science Malaysia (ASM) since 2019.