Professor Dato’ Dr. Raman Narayanasamy
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
Dato’ Dr. Raman Narayanasamy has a distinguished career in Clinical Psychiatry over a period of more than three decades, spent in various hospital in Malaysia. Dato’ Raman is a recognised expert in the field of Psychiatry which has won him many accolades.He has held many senior positions such as Senior Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of reputable government hospitals such as Hospital Pulau Pinang, Hospital Bahagia, Hospital Permai Johor Bahru and Hospital Ipoh.
Dato’ Raman began his foray into private medical education in Malaysia in 2001, firstly by teaching undergrad medical students from Penang Medical College and Perak Medical College. He has since then taught many students from undergraduate levels up to masters’ level. Dato’ Raman joined the Faculty of Medicine at QIUP in 2014 and has played a pivotal role in establishing the Faculty’s clinical base and heading up the department of Psychiatry.
Mr. Muhammad MG Omar is currently the Registrar at Quest International University, Ipoh (QIUP). He holds a Masters in Public Management from Victoria University of Wellington (2011). For the fulfillment of his study, he did a research on the possibility of qualifications framework becoming a mechanism of negotiation for the compatibility of qualifications between countries.
He was the Director of Policy and Strategic Planning, Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). He has been involved in the development and implementation of the National Qualifications Agency (MQA). He has been involved in the development and implementation of the national qualifications framework for Malaysia and the quality assurance system. He was responsible for formulating and recommending policies on quality assurance system for Malaysian higher education; and developing and implementing strategic planning for MQA.
He served in various national and international committees relating to higher education such as the MQA Review, QA Single System for Malaysian Higher Education and TVET, Task Force for the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework, ASEAN Young QA Officers Network, ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Expert Group for the APT Guidelines on Transcripts for Exchange Students, Asia-Europe (ASEM) Expert Group on Interregional Credit Transfer Mechanism & Learning Outcomes System and Expert Consultant for Pacific Capacity Building Workshop on Implementing National Qualifications Frameworks.
Mr. Muhammad MG Omar joined QIUP in August 2017 and has played a vital role in establishing the Registry Unit and in making sure that QIUP becomes a role model and an example for other Universities to follow.
Professor Dr. Alam Sher Malik
Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Professor of Paediatrics
Professor Alam Malik has had a distinguished career in Clinical Paediatrics and Child Health as well as in Medical Education and Management, over a period of more than three decades, spent in various parts of the world, especially in Pakistan and Malaysia. Prof. Malik is a recognised expert on infectious diseases in children.
Since moving to Malaysia in the nineties, to join the Faculty of Medicine, USM, he has remained in academia where he had served both at UNIMAS and UiTM for a stint of about six years in each.
In September 2011, Prof. Malik joined QIUP worked tirelessly to lay the foundation for the Faculty of Medicine. In August 2012, the Faculty was able to open its doors to the first intake of students for the MBBS programme.
Prof. Malik has built a solid reputation in Medical Education and his expertise has been sought after by various local and foreign universities to conduct workshops and training programmes in the area.
He is also a prolific writer, both for professional articles as well as for topical subjects addressed to the general public. His light and easy literary style is a favourite among editors, and as such articles appear regularly in national newspapers.
Professor Dr. Abdul Latif Salleh
Dean, Faculty of Business and Management
Professor Dr Abdul Latif Salleh is currently the Dean and professor at the Faculty of Business, Management and Social Sciences (FBMSS) at Quest International University, Ipoh (QIUP). He has vast experience in teaching, research, and administration of academic departments at the university level. Dr. Abdul Latif received his BEc (Hons) from the University of Malaya, MBA from Sheffield University, UK, and MA and PhD from Duke University, USA. He spent 25 years working at the University of Malaya and during his long tenure, he taught at different academic levels including the Executive Diploma, First Degree, and Postgraduate programs, as well as holding various administrative positions. He has also served as the Deputy Dean, Director of Graduate School of Business (UMGSB), Director of Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCed), Deputy Director of the Centre for Economic Development and Ethnic Relations (CEDER), member of the Corporate Planning Unit, Master of Residential College, and President of the Academic Staff Association. Following his retirement in 2008, he went on to continue teaching at the Prince Sultan University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for five years. And prior to joining QIUP, he served for two years as the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management at Vinayaka Mission International University College (VMIUC) in Penang.
His main area in teaching is Strategic Management; however, Dr. Abdul Latif has had considerable experience teaching other courses including Management Theories and Practices, Economics, Organizational Behavior, and International Business. His major areas of interest in research include global production networks, multinational corporations, international trades, economic development, and entrepreneurship. His academic papers have been presented at many national and international conferences, and published in various local and international journals (including those indexed in ISI and SCOPUS databases). He is currently engaged in two government-funded research projects in conjunction with two different groups of researchers. Dr. Abdul Latif has also been actively involved in consultancy work for various government departments and agencies including the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Ministry of Communication and Multimedia, Agricultural Authorities Board, Social Institute of Malaysia, and Malaysian Palm Oil Board, as well as for private companies including TUV NORD (Malaysia), Panasonic (Malaysia), PETRONAS, and PROTON.
Professor Datuk Dr Allan Mathews, BSK, PGDK, RPh
Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy
Dr Allan Mathews, obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) degree from the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1976. He did his housemanship at the University of Malaya Medical Centre, registered with the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia and started work as a Head of the Pharmacy Department at the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan, Sabah. His focus, other than managing the department was on developing patient-orientated services and he started doing ward rounds with the medical colleagues. In 1982, he was given the responsibility of setting up the Pharmaceutical Production and Quality Control Unit to produce large and small volume injections, dialysis solutions, eye-drops, ear-drops and galenicals.
In 1984, he was attached to the National Commonwealth Laboratories, Australia for a month under the World Health Organization fellowship on Pharmaceutical Analysis. In the same year he was awarded a JPA scholarship to do a Master’s programme in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. On returning to Sabah in 1986, he pioneered Clinical Pharmacy programmes at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu. He was sourced upon to carry out training to other pharmacists in the various general hospitals in Malaysia. He was a regular speaker on Clinical Pharmacy services during annual meetings of the Ministry of Health. He was appointed as a World Health Organization Advisor on Hospital Pharmacy in 1990. Based on his pioneering work in establishing Clinical Pharmacy services, he was admitted as a Member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy in 1990 and awarded a PhD by research in Clinical Pharmacy from the Pacific Western University (USA) in 1999.
He has also published a number of articles on Clinical Pharmacy in International Journals as well as presented papers and poster exhibition internationally. In 1991, he joined the pharmaceutical industry and has experience in pharmaceutical sales, marketing, operations, good storage and distribution practice, ensuring quality of medicines and ISO certification of distribution centres. He undertook courses in Sales Management (1984), Graduate Diploma in Marketing (1995) and was admitted a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) in 1995. In 1998 he was appointed as an Advisor to a Pharmaceutical Firm in Brunei. Based on his experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry he published a book on Process Management in 2012 and is currently being sold in the European market. He was awarded a PhD by research in Pharmaceutical Operations Management by the Universiti Malaysia Sabah in 2008. His last position in the pharmaceutical industry was as a Regional Manager / Pharmacist and subsequently was made consultant covering Sabah and Brunei. He continues to a Consultant to Brunei.
In 2015 he was admitted as a Member of the Institute of Quality Malaysia. His exposure to the Pharmaceutical Industry and in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance brought about his research interest in ensuring quality of medicines especially with the high atmospheric temperatures in Malaysia. His other research interests are in Community Pharmacy Practice and in Impact studies in Clinical Pharmacy. His academic interest started in 2008 when he was a part-time MBA lecturer in Operations Management. He has been active in service organizations (he was the president of the Rotary Club of Likas Bay) and in recognition of his professional and NGO contributions he was awarded the PGDK by the Governor of the State of Sabah which carried the “Datuk” title. In 2014, he joined the Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as an Associate Professor and his last position before joining the Faculty of Pharmacy, Quest International University was as a Deputy Dean (Student Affairs). He is active socially and has been twice the president of the Sabah Pharmaceutical Society and was made Honorary Fellow and is a Life Member of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society.
Assoc. Professor Chandraseagran Suppiah
Director, Student Affairs Division
Associate Professor Chandraseagran brings to QIUP thirty years of experience in teaching and research, with recognised expertise and qualifications in educational psychology, as well as in the management of education.
Having initially contributed his expertise as a teacher and educator at various institutions, including MARA, he then spent more than 20 years at the Department of Educational Psychology in the University of Brunei from 1988 till his return to Peninsular Malaysia in 2011 to join QIUP.
Over the years, he has researched and dealt extensively into adolescent issues and indiscipline problems of students and is now recognised regionally for his proficiency as a student counsellor and psychologist.
Prof. Chandra is a Life Member of the Association of Psychological Educational Counsellors of Asia-Pacific and from 1988 was a Foreign Affiliate of the American Psychological Association, besides being a Board Member of the Association of Psychological Educational Counsellors of Asia-Pacific from 2004 till 2012.
From March 2011, Professor Chandraseagran’s expertise has been invaluable in helping to successfully launch the Foundation in Science and Foundation in Business programmes at QIUP and to develop a vibrant student- and staff-friendly Centre for Foundation Studies.
Dr. Vilasini Pillai comes with more than 30 years of experience in Agriculture Biotechnology and science & Technology related policies and regulations, having worked in the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) in the area of genetic engineering of crop plants. Her last position was as the Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology (APCoAB) under the Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dr. Vilasini obtained her BSc (Hons) in Genetics from University Malaya and her PhD from the University of Nottingham, the UK, in the area of plant genetic manipulation. Besides research in plant biotechnology, she was the National Coordinator of the UNDP project on Capacity Building for the implementation of the Malaysian Biosafety Law, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia and in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation assisting in developing policies and guidelines relevant to the development and advancement of science, technology and innovation in Malaysia as well as setting up the Secretariat for the National Science and Research Council, chaired by the Science Advisor to the Rt Hon Prime Minister of Malaysia.
She has won numerous awards for her research work which include the MARDI Excellent Service Award, Gold Medal Award Expo Science, Technology & Innovation (Papaya Ringspot Virus Resistant Eksotika Papaya for the industry), Gold Medal Award – Exhibition of Inventions and Innovations, Geneva (Papaya Ringspot Virus resistant Eksotika Papaya for the industry) and many more.