Senior Management



Professor Dr. Mohamad Khan, Malaysian is currently serving as the Acting Vice Chancellor at Asia Metropolitan University. As the principle academic and administrative representative of the University, Professor Dr. Mohamad Khan ensures the delivery of the academic and operational functions of the University, ensuring its strong alignment to its mission, vision, aims and objectives.

 He is also an expert in occupational health and safety management and has had a vast experience in the field of education and academics.Professor Dr. Mohamad Khan holds an extensive record in the OSH management which includes the designing of the curriculum for Occupational Health and Safety programmes for several public and private universities in Malaysia.He was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Safety and Health at Cyberjaya University of College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) during its formation in 2010 before serving as Acting Vice Chancellor of Asia Metropolitan University.

Professor Dr. Mohamad Khan also serves on the panel of Institutional Auditors for the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).He has taught various courses in Occupational Safety and Health, Human Resource Management and Research Methodology at postgraduate and undergraduate levels and has supervised several PhD and Master’s candidates in Safety and Health Management programmes.

As of date, Professor Dr. Mohamad Khan has published more than 50 journal articles and presented papers and reports on occupational safety and health issues and programmes at both national and international levels. Professor Dr. Mohamad Khan attained several awards during his tenure as an academic, in recognition of his excellent service.



Associate Professor Kanaga Kumari Chelliah graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging from Curtin University, Australia and attained postgraduate qualifications in Education and Medical Physics.

Prof Kanaga started her career in Ministry of Health Hospital as a practicing radiographer. Her strong interest and desire to upgrade the radiography profession in Malaysia became a reality when she was offered to design and implement the Bachelor in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy (Hons) in 2000 by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. During her illustrious career in MOH and UKM, she held various academic and managerial positions. Prof Kanaga joined Asia Metropolitan University as the Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences on 1st June 1997.

Currently she is a registered Class H consultant with Ministry of Health, responsible to ensure safety standards adhered by X-ray equipment operators. She was appointed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency as an expert in medical imaging to assess programme standards. She was also in the team to prepare guidelines for the Allied Health Sciences Act. Her contributions in research and publications has been outstanding. Prof Kanaga has been the principal investigator for Science Fund, FRGS and other grants. She has published over 50 articles including chapters in local and international books. She has been invited as a keynote and plenary speaker to various international and national level conferences. Her excellence in teaching and learning has been recognized by various awards for innovation. She has also contributed in many community projects in collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Prof Kanaga’s diversified experience has only helped to contribute more towards the excellence of the faculty.



Professor Dr Mohmad Yazam Sharif has a double doctorate degree from two reputable international business schools – a PhD in Management from the School of Management, University of Bradford, England and a Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) from the International Graduate School of Business, University of South Australia in Adelaide.

In addition, Professor Yazam has an MBA degree from Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, USA. He also has a Bachelor in Economics degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He also has 12 years experience as a banker with Malayan Banking Berhad (1978-1980) and Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (1981 – 1990) where he was involved in staff training and entrepreneurship training. He then joined Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)(1990 – 2017) as a lecturer where he was involved in lecturer training and entrepreneurship training for more than 20 years. While in UUM, he used to serve as the Deputy Director of University Teaching and Learning Centre (UTLC).



Mr Demudu Naganaidu, Malaysian holds a various number of academic accolades under his wings; Master of Applied Statistics from University Putra Malaysia, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Methodology from Asia Metropolitan University, Master of Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow U.K., and Bachelor of Statistics(Honors) from National University of Malaysia. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Statistics from University Putra Malaysia.

Prior to holding his current position, DemuduNaganaidu was Senior Vice President of Operations after holding many roles in the organization as Vice President Branch Operations, Chief Branch Officer of Ipoh Campus and Manager of Systems and Methods. He also worked as General Manager Operations of Institute Business Executive Malaysia.

Apart from the education industry, Demudu Naganaidu has had vast experiences in the banking and industry sector, having served in the industry for a total of 11 years prior to joining the education sector. 



Mdm Haliza Haron, Malaysian holds a Master in Information Technology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons), UKM. 

Puan Haliza Haron has had a vast experience in the education industry. Prior to holding the position as a Registrar at Asia Metropolitan University, she served as a Deputy Registrar at Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT), Johor Bharu for three years and Senior Manager of the Academic Affairs Department for eleven years at Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS).

Over her years of service and experience within the education industry, Puan Haliza has been responsible in being the driving force behind the full spectrum of the administrative and Academic Affairs of the respective universities which includes overseeing policies and regulations, admission and records, class scheduling, examination, student graduation and programme accreditation.

Puan Haliza played a vital role in successfully attaining a university college status for two institutes of Higher Learning through her dedication and efforts; Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) and Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT).