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
Registrar

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. 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 and Management (FBM). He has vast university experience in teaching, research, and administration of academic departments. Dr. Abdul Latif received his BEc 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 during which he taught in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs as well as holding various administrative positions. He has among others 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.

 

He teaches Strategic Management as well as other courses including Management Theories and Practices, Economics, Operations Management, 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 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.

Professor Dr. Vilasini Pillai
Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology & Director of Centre for Research and Innovation

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.

Professor Dr. Tina Lim Swee Kim
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Dr Tina Lim Swee Kim obtained a PhD in Instructional Design and Development from Universiti Sains Malaysia, a Master of Education (Curriculum & Instruction) from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Science with Education (Hons) from Universiti Malaya. She also holds a postgraduate certificate in the Teaching of English as a Second Language from the Language Institute, Kuala Lumpur.

 

An experienced educator, Professor Dr Tina brings with her 32 years of teaching and management experience in secondary schools, teacher education institute and private higher education institutions. She was also formerly the Senior Manager for Research and Innovation, and then Director of the Institute of Quality, Research and Innovation with Open University Malaysia. Her work experience includes serving as the Course Design Academic Project Manager at the Western Sydney University and team leader for a local e-learning content developer, as well as the Academic Head and then Principal of Sunway College Ipoh.

 

Professor Dr Tina’s research interests include e-learning, mobile learning, and teacher professional development.  She has conducted numerous professional development courses and workshops for teachers and lecturers throughout her teaching career. Professor Dr Tina has won excellent service awards while serving in Ipoh Teacher Education Institute as well as federal scholarships to pursue her Master’s degree and PhD studies.

Professor Dr. Abdul Rahim bin Md. Noor
Dean, 
Faculty of Medicine

Professor Dr. Abdul Rahim is known in the medical education community in the country having served in many strategic positions for more than 20 years in both the public and private Universities.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from University Malaya and a Master of Science in Public Health obtained from Victoria University of Manchester (UK). He has worked in many academic institutions public and private. He has served in the position of Deanship for the last 12 years.

 

His last assignment prior to joining QIUP was Deputy Vice Chancellor for Postgraduate & Strategic Development at a local private University. He also held various strategic positions including Dean Faculty of Medicine and Deputy Vice Chancellor International and Strategic Planning.

 

He was the Founding Dean, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University Teknologi Mara. He also served as the Chairman of the Founding Committee of Dental Faculty, where he helped develop the Dental programme.

 

His professional memberships include the Malaysian Medical Council,  General British Medical Council, Public Health Specialist Association Malaysia and others.

 

As Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at QIUP with his vast experience, Professor Dr. Abdul Rahim has a strong vision for the future of the Faculty and will work to bring the faculty to the next level of excellence as proven with his track record of successful leadership.