Key Academic Team

YAM Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Syed Anwar Jamalullail

Chancellor

YAM Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Syed Anwar Jamalullail is the Chairman of Nestle (M) Berhad and Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMS). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree from Macquarie University, Australia and is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Practising Accountant of Australia.

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He began his career as a financial accountant with Malaysia Airlines System Berhad in 1975 and has worked for Price Waterhouse (Australia), Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad and Amanah Capital Partners Berhad as its Group Managing Director. Tan Sri Syed Anwar has also served as Chairman of Malaysia Resources Corporation Berhad, Media Prima Berhad, DRB-HICOM Berhad and EON Capital Berhad as well as a director of Maxis Communications Berhad and Bangkok Bank Berhad. Tan Sri Syed Anwar was the former Chairman of the Investment Panel of Lembaga Urusan Tabung Haji and he is currently the Chairman of Lembaga Zakat Selangor.

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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.

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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.

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Professor Dr. Patrick Kee Peng Kong

Vice Chancellor

Professor Dr Patrick Kee Peng Kong attained his Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial with 1st Class Honours) in 1984 and earned a Doctor of Philosophy (by Thesis) in 1992 from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has more than 23 years of experience working in both academic and management positions with institutions of higher learning in Australia and Malaysia.

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Recently, he held the position of Registrar at Manipal International University, India. He has received numerous awards and grants for his research and has printed his findings in technical publications and reports.

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Professor Dr. Azrin Esmady Ariffin

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Prof. Azrin attained his Bachelor of Optometry with Honours in 1984 from the University of New South Wales in Australia and earned a PhD in Clinical Optometry in 1993 during a stint at City University/Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He began his academic career at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1985, and was Head of Optometry Department from 1996 to 2003.

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Prof. Azrin is also on the Malaysian Optical Council and various professional committees. His research interest lies in the field of Visual dysfunction in ocular disease, and he maintains a clinical interest in the area of Further Ophthalmic Investigations.

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Brigadier General 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.

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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).

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Associate Professor Dr. Tey Kim Kuan

Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy

Associate Professor Dr Tey obtained her Bachelor of Pharmacy in 1991 from University of Bradford and her Doctor of Philosophy from The University of London. She carries more than 20 years experience in her belt as a pharmacist, with various disciplines including hospital, community and industrial pharmacy both in UK and Malaysia.

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Prior to SEGi, she was attached to International Medical University, holding the positions of Head of Department and Programme Coordinator.

Associate Professor Dr Tey is a member of numerous professional bodies and committees. She has conducted and supervised multidisciplinary research in various aspects of pharmacy practice and pharmacy education.

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Lydia Foong Yoke Yean

Head, Faculty of Education, SEGi University

Lydia Foong has been involved in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) for over 20 years, both locally and in the UK. She holds a St Nicholas Montessori Diploma (UK), Certificate in Montessori Primary Education, BEd (Hons) from University of Greenwich, Master in Educational Management from University of Malaya, and is currently a PhD candidate.

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She has played a key role in the strategy, facilitation and development of various programmes and ECCE advocacy initiatives and holds memberships to numerous associations. Today, she spearheads the NKEA project for Early Child Care and Education Training initiatives as part of the Economic Transformation Programme under the Prime Minister’s Department.

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Professor Dr. Samiah Yasmin Abdul Kadir

Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Professor Dr. Samiah Yasmin obtained her Medical Doctor degree (M.D.) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1991. She pursued her interest in Primary Medical Care and obtained a Masters in Family Medicine, also, from her alma mater university, UKM, in 1998.

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Prof Yasmin has been in education for more than 20 years and was heavily involved in the development of the Faculty of Medicine, SEGi University since 2010. Prior to joining SEGi, Professor Yasmin was the Head for the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UKM. Her strong background in medical education has placed her to serve as panel in accreditation of medically related programmes. She is also involved in academic and research committees besides supervising Masters’ students in medical and health related fields.

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Dr. Veronica Chua

Deputy Head, School of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences

Dr. Veronica graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Occupational Health from the Medical & Health Sciences Faculty of University Putra Malaysia (UPM). She then completed her Masters in Environmental Technology Management from the Engineering Faculty of UPM in 2008.

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Dr. Veronica has almost 15 years experience as an academician and education administrator in a number of higher education institutions. She is a passionate learner, as well as a passionate teacher. She went on to complete her PhD in Environmental Health from UPM with a CGPA of 4.0. Dr. Veronica has received several government research grants for her research works over the years. Her research interests include indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental management. Dr. Veronica worked together with relevant Malaysian government agencies to develop a guideline for IAQ management for preschools in the country. She has often presented her research findings in international forums.

Dr. Veronica has authored a number of books and published numerous articles in Scopus and ISI-indexed journals. She is also the proud recipient of the Best paper Award at an International Conference in 2014. She is a HRDF registered Trainer and has conducted numerous trainings for Environmental Health and Occupational Safety and Health professionals in the region. She was a registered Safety and Health Officer with the Department of Safety and Health, Malaysia. She is an associate member of the Malaysian Society of Environmental Health.

Dr. Veronica currently heads the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences as well as the School of Education at SEGI College Kuala Lumpur.

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IR. Professor Dr. Chiang Choong Luin

Dean, Faculty of Engineering and The Built Environment, SEGi University

Ir. Professor Dr. Chiang started as a Design Structural Engineer at an engineering firm in Kuala Lumpur prior to his illustrious career since 1996 with various educational institutions in Malaysia. He was previously attached to INTI International University, Nilai, as Professor, Head of Civil Engineering.

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He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in Civil, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and also a Fellow Member of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). He is currently the Honorary Treasurer of IEM. Prof Dr. Chiang earned a PhD and a Bachelor in Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering from University of Wollongong, Australia.

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Associate Professor Dr. Mohammad Firdaus Low Abdullah

Dean, Communication & Creative Design, SEGi University

Professor Dr. Firdaus holds a PhD in Organisational Communications, a Masters of Science in Corporate Communications from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), a Masters in Economic and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with honours specialising in Economic Development & Planning from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

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He started his career in 1991 as the Assistant Director in the Rectors Office IIUM. In 1995, he joined Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) in the Corporate Sales Division. In 1997, he was assigned to Multimedia University (MMU) Malacca, a subsidiary Company of TM as the Director of Marketing Communication. He was a key member of MMU rebranding team, and was also key in developing MMU’s corporate identity. From 1999 – 2012, Firdaus moved to Group Corporate Communications Division TM as the Assistant General Manager.

He has vast experience in internal and external communications, event and exhibition management (local & international), public relations, corporate & creative multimedia publications, media & social media management, Corporate Responsibility Strategy & Management and Stakeholder Management. In 2012, he was promoted to head Multimedia College Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MMU as the Chief Executive Officer / General Manager before assuming his current position as the Dean, Faculty of Communication & Creative Design on 4 February 2015.

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Associate Professor Dr. Stanley Yap Peng Lok

Dean of Graduate School of Business and Centre for Continuing Education

Associate Professor Dr. Stanley Yap Peng Lok holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of South Australia, a Master in Business Administration from the University of Hull and a Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours from the University of Bolton. He is a member of the Chartered of Institute of Marketing, Fellow (Academic) member of the Association of International Accountants, FAA accreditation panel member of Finance Accreditation Agency, and Certification and CPD board member of Malaysian Financial Planning Council.

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He has more than twenty years of work experience as a practitioner, educator and researcher combined in fields as diverse as Accountancy, Financial Planning, Franchising and Internationalisation, Banking and Finance, Marketing Management, Transaction Cost Economics and Entreprenuership and have been attached to a number of local as well as multinational companies. Holding senior positions in these organisations, his roles besides creating wealth also include running the day-to-day operations, developing sponsorship and franchising projects.

Associate Professor Dr. Yap is the Visiting Professor of Sultan Idris Education University and was the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Business, Management and Social Sciences, Quest International University Perak before assuming his current role as the Dean of Graduate School of Business and Centre for Continuing Education.

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Datuk Dr. Khairiyah Abd Muttalib

Dean, Faculty of Dentistry

Datuk Dr Khairiyah became Dean of Faculty of Dentistry (FOD) SEGi University on 1 September 2016. She has a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Bristol) and a postgraduate DPHDent (Sydney) and is a registered Dental Public Health Specialist. She was formerly the Principal Director of Oral Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH).

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Her former role includes being Registrar of the Malaysian Dental Council (2012-2015); Chair of the Joint Technical Committee on Accreditation of Dental Degree Programme; Chair of the Executive Committee for the National Oral Health Plan 2011-2020 and member of the National Conjoint Committee for Postgraduate Dental Education.

She has been involved in 7 national oral health surveys which include being a national co-ordinator, principal investigator of various studies and an author/co-author of national survey reports, WHO and MOH documents, programme guidelines and other documents on oral healthcare in Malaysia. She continues to serve as a member of the Dental Public Health Specialist Subcommittee, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, is a member of the MDC, SEGi FOD Representative on the National Oral Health Research Initiative (NOHRI) Committee, and Advisory Committee Member for the National Health & Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2017: School based Oral Health Survey. She has received three Federal awards from the DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong - AMN, KMN and Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN). At profession level, she was made a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia (FAMM) and Distinguished Fellow of Asia under the International College of Dentist (FICD).

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Dr. Sugumaran Selladurai

Dean, Faculty of Business, Accountancy & Management

Dr. Sugumaran attained his Doctorate in Business Administration from University Utara Malaysia and Master in Business Administration major in Marketing Management from University of Wales, U.K and Bachelor of Accountancy from University of Boltan, U.K.

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He has more than 22 years of experience in the education industry, which includes regulatory, product development and management. He plays a pivotal role in transforming the largest Faculty of Business, Accounting and Management into the most profitable unit in SEGi University & Colleges. Apart from his leadership role at the faculty, he is also involved in research and development, focusing in the fields of Strategic Planning, Corporate Social Reporting and Active Teaching and Learning. His research articles have been published in Journal of International Business and Economics (SCOPUS).

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Dr. Mahadevan Supramaniam

Director, Research Innovation Management Committee & Institute of Graduate School

Dr. Mahadevan serves as Director, Research and Innovation Management Centre & Institute of Graduate Studies of SEGi University. He provides leadership in developing a strategic R&D Blueprint for high impact research, drawing his expertise in R&D strategy, policy, funding and governance to deliver high quality research and in parallel, heading the postgraduate by research programmes at SEGi University.

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He has many years of experience in both the academia and industry. Prior to joining SEGi University in 2015, Dr. Mahadevan has held multiple portfolios including Head of R&D at Taylor’s University, Head of Research Commercialisation at Taylor’s Consultancy Sdn Bhd, a commercial arm of Taylor’s University, R&D Engineer at Xyratex, United Kingdom and Software Engineer at ON Semiconductor (formerly known as Motorola).

Dr. Mahadevan’s expertise lies in R&D development and policies, Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Process Management and Integrated Technologies for industries. He has shared most of his experiences on his expertise through public talks and has written many papers and books which has been published all over the world. Dr. Mahadevan holds a DBA from the Twintech International University College of Technology Malaysia and a Master’s Degree from University Malaya.

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