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CHANCELLOR

GEN (R) DATO’ SERI DIRAJA TAN SRI (Dr.) MOHD ZAHIDI BIN HAJI ZAINUDDIN

Gen (R) Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Dr Mohd Zahidi bin Haji Zainuddin, a Malaysian aged 66, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board on 17 October 2005. He is also a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Gen (R) Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Dr Mohd Zahidi served the Malaysian Armed Forces for 39 years, holding many key appointments at field and Ministerial levels. He was the Chief of Defence Forces with the rank of General from 1 January 1999 until his retirement on 30 April 2005.

Gen (R) Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Dr Mohd Zahidi is a graduate of Senior Executive Programme in National and International Security Harvard University, USA; Command and General Staff College, the Philipines; Joint Services Staff College Australia and National Defence College Pakistan. He also holds a Master of Science Degree (Defence and Strategic Studies) of Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan.

His current directorships in other public companies include Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, Genting Malaysia Berhad, Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad, Genting Plantations Berhad and Parkson Asia Retail Ltd.

On 4 April 2014, he was awarded “Kurniaan Darjah Kebesaran Seri Paduka Sultan Azlan Shah Perak Yang Amat DiMulia” (S.P.S.A) which carries the title “Dato’ Seri DiRaja”.

PRO CHANCELLOR

TAN SRI DATO’ SERI ABD GHAFAR BIN MAHMUD

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abd. Ghafar bin Mahmud was previously the Director General of Education, Ministry of Education of Malaysia. Beginning as a teacher in 1977 within the Malaysian Education Officer Service, he further developed his career by serving in various capacities and levels in the schools, State Education Department and the Ministry of Education. He served as a school principal from 1998 to 2001. In 2001 he was appointed as a Principal Assistant Director in School Division of the Ministry of Education and was progressively promoted as the head of various divisions in the Ministry i.e. the Director of Sports Division, Chief Inspector of the School Inspectorate Division and Director of the Institute Aminuddin Baki (educational leadership training centre).

Currently, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abd Ghafar is serving as the Chairman for Perbadanan Kota Buku, Yayasan Genovasi and Yayasan Sarana Pendidikan. The Ministry has also appointed him as an advisor for special projects i.e. Fully Residential Schools and the development of Young Teachers. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of PADU (Education Performance Delivery Unit) under the Ministry of Education, Yayasan Tenaga Nasional and Yayasan Telekom Malaysia.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

CHAIRMAN

TAN SRI DATUK SERI DR. ZULKURNAIN BIN HAJI AWANG

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. Zulkurnain Awang, Malaysian aged 64, is the Former Chief Secretary, Ministry of Education until 2012. He was holding the post of Chairman of the Education Service Commission and retired in 2014.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Malaya, has a Master in Political Science from Ohio University, USA, Master in International Affairs, Ohio University, USA and Advanced Management Programmme the Harvard Business School.

He was the Assistant Director, Ministry of Trade and Industry; Director of INTAN, Secretary General at the Ministry of Federal Territories and Secretary General, Ministry of Education.

MAJOR GENERAL DATO’ PAHLAWAN DR. MOHANA DASS (RTD.)

Major General Dato’ Pahlawan Dr. R. Mohana Dass (Rtd.), Malaysian, 67, was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 8 April 2015. His qualifications include Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Madras Medical College (1974); Diploma in Industrial Health, Royal College of Physicians Surgeons of England & Society of Apothecaries (1978); Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from Mahidol University (1982); Master in Health Planning, University of New South Wales (1990), and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia and a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He has been the Deputy Chairman of Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) since 2013 as part of the transition team with CIMB PE and SMRT.

He has been a Medical Practitioner for over 30 years. He was commissioned to the Malaysian Armed Forces in 1975, where he last served in the rank of Major General and Director General of the Armed Forces Health Services. He was Chief Executive of Melaka Manipal Medical College from 2005 to 2006, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Mahsa University College from 2007 to 2010, and Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive of Perdana University from 2010 to 2013. In 2013, he was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors for Cyberjaya University College of Health Sciences (CUCMS). He is a Trustee of the Malaysian Medical Association and Editor of the Berita MMA. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Wang Zheng Berhad.