YAM Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Syed Anwar Jamalullail

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Syed Anwar Jamalulail commenced his career with Malaysia Airlines Berhad (formerly known as Malaysian Airline System Berhad) in 1975 as a Financial Accountant, before moving on to hold senior positions in various companies.

His last position was as Group Managing Director of Amanah Capital Partners Berhad. He is the former Chairman of the Lembaga Tabung Haji Investment Panel. Tan Sri Syed Anwar was also the former Chairman of Media Prima Berhad, MRCB Berhad, DRB-Hicom Berhad, EON Bank Berhad, Uni Asia Life Assurance Berhad, Uni Asia General Insurance Berhad and the Executive Chairman of Realmild (M) Sdb Bhd and Radicare (M) Sdn Bhd. He was also formerly an independent director of Maxis Communications Berhad and Bangkok Bank Berhad.

Currently, Tan Sri Syed Anwar is the Chairman of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, Nestle (M) Berhad, Lembaga Zakat Selangor, and Malakoff Corporation Berhad.

Tan Sri Syed Anwar holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, having qualified in 1974. He is also a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Practising Accountant (Australia).

Dato’ Pahamin A Rajab
Chairman of Academic Council

Dato’ Pahamin A Rajab, an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya holds several tertiary qualifications. He obtained the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History majoring in International Relations from the University of Malaya in 1970; the Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration majoring in Economic Development from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States of America in 1978; a Law Degree with Honours from the University of London in 1990; and a postgraduate Diploma in Syariah Law and Practice from the International Islamic University, Malaysia in 1994.

In 2006, he was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) by University of Newscastle, and in 2011, Honorary Doctorate by the University of Greenwich. Dato’ Pahamin has worked in several ministries and government agencies in Malaysia over a 30-year period. He is recognised internationally as an expert in intellectual property laws by the World Intellectual Property Organisation and in Year 2000, was awarded the prestigious Cyber Champion International Award by Business Software Alliance in Washington. He is a trustee of the Perdana Global Peace Foundation as well as Mahathir Chair of Global Peace at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He is also a Honorary Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Greater Kuala Lumpur.

Professor Dr. Patrick Kee Peng Kong
Vice Chancellor

Professor Dr. Patrick Kee obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial with 1st Class Honours) in 1984 and earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering in 1992 from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

He has more than 25 years of experience working in both academic and senior management positions with the manufacturing industry and institutions of higher learning in Australia and Malaysia. He has received numerous awards and grants for his research and has published his findings in reputable technical publications, journals and reports locally and internationally. He has also presented numerous technical papers and keynotes papers at local and international conferences.

He is the external reviewer and examiner for international journals for advanced manufacturing technology and higher degree research theses for universities in Australian and the UK. He was awarded the ”Promising Entrepreneur” by the Asia Pacific Young Entrepreneurs Organization in 1998 for his contribution in pioneering and setting up a successful school with almost a thousand students within a private college in Malaysia.

Professor Dr. Azrin Esmady Ariffin
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs & Dean, Faculty of Optometry & Vision Sciences

Professor Dr. Azrin Esmady Ariffin obtained his optometric qualification in 1984 from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and later earned a PhD in Clinical Optometry in 1993 from City, University of London.

Prof. Azrin began his academic career at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1985, and progressed through the ranks in a period that spanned 20 years. Prof. Azrin was the first ever appointed Professor of Optometry in Malaysia and he is also credited as the first Dean of an Optometry school in the country.

Prof. Azrin is on the Malaysian Optical Council and various professional committees that deal with opto-political matters. He also sits on some special committees of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and the Ministry of Higher Education, on educational issues at large.

Brigadier General (R.) Professor Dato’ Dr Hj. Shohaimi Abdullah
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation, & Quality Assurance

Brigadier General Professor Dato’ Dr Hj Shohaimi bin Hj Abdullah was commissioned into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (“EME”) Corps of the Malaysian Army after completing his Army Cadetship in 1982.

Professor Shohaimi was the first Army officer to be a sponsored PhD graduate in 2000 after obtaining his Master’s Degree from Cranfield University, United Kingdom in 1996. Prof Shohaimi has held various senior posts in the Malaysian Army namely the Commandant of the Institute of Army Engineering, the Director of Army Equipment and Procurement, the Director of the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps and the Head of Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance Group of the Army.

Professor Shohaimi started serving at the National Defense University Malaysia (UPNM) in 2008 as its senior lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering, and later obtained his Professorship in 2012. He was later appointed to be the Assistant Vice Chancellor to lead the UPNM Institute of Executive Studies (NIEED) in 2011. In the year 2012, UPNM undertook a collaboration with the International College of Automotive (ICAM) and Prof Shohaimi was appointed as the Chief Executive to guide ICAM to embrace its new role as a University. ICAM was upgraded to a full university status and renamed DRB Hicom University of Automotive on December 2014. Prof Shohaimi and his team completed their mission in ICAM and returned to UPNM to head the Centre for Postgraduate Studies at the end of 2014 as its Dean.

Professor Shohaimi is an active member of the International Ballistic Society. He has conducted several researches in the ballistic field and has published a fair amount of papers in the field of ballistic and defense sciences. He is also an active member of the Chartered Institute if Logistic and Transport (CILT) and was appointed a Chartered Member in 2014.

In 2016, Prof Shohaimi was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation & Quality Assurance at SEGi University, where he is responsible for the University’s Research, Innovation and Management Centre (RIMC).