Key Academic Team

Segi Malaysia Key Academic Team Dr Patrick Kee
Segi Malaysia Key Academic Team Dr Patrick Kee
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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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). 

Segi Associate Professor in Pharmacy Dr Tey Kim Kuan
Segi Associate Professor in Pharmacy Dr Tey Kim Kuan
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.

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.

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.

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.