Wan Nadhri Wan Fauzi
Chief Executive Officer
Blue Archipelago Berhad
Email: wnadhri@bluearchipelago.com

Wan Nadhri joined Blue Archipelago Berhad (BAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, in October 2008. BAB was established in 2007 and is now the leading integrated aquaculture company in Malaysia. Wan Nadhri led the corporate, legal, communications and hatchery & business development until mid of 2018 before being appointed as CEO to turn Blue Archipelago around into what it is today.

Wan Nadhri, a former practising Advocate & Solicitor of Malaya for 17 years, has since become a passionate aquaculture player with diverse experience in both technical and management aspects of commercial and sustainable aquaculture. Between 2008-2011, Wan Nadhri was part of BAB’s pioneering team that took over an ageing 400ha farm on the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia and converted the farm into a certified integrated aquaculture facility. He was also part of the team that identified and developed a new 400ha shrimp farm and hatchery on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Presently, Wan is leading a well-rounded management team at BAB that carries a clear mandate from Khazanah Nasional and the Malaysian Government. This is to turn BAB into a leading and sustainable player to catalyse Malaysia’s aquaculture industry and to create a better value proposition for all stakeholders.

Wan sits on the Board of Directors of three other aquaculture companies. He has also served as an industry expert or “Malim Industry” in the CEO@Faculty and TVET program, initiated by the Education Ministry.

Wan graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK with LL.B (Hons) in 1991 and shortly thereafter obtained his Certificate of Legal Practice with University of Malaya. Prior to joining BAB, he was a practising Advocate & Solicitor with his own law firm known as Messrs Wan Nadhri Tan for 15 years. In 2020, Wan Nadhri obtained a Certificate in Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business school.

Session 9 HARD TALK: What Does it Take to Produce Sustainable Asian Shrimp