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. Loke Siew Phaik
Dean, Faculty of Business and Management
Dr. Loke Siew Phaik is currently the Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Business and Management, Quest International University Perak (QIU), Malaysia. She completed her Ph.D (Management) from the Graduate School of Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (an AACSB – International accredited business school). She holds a Master of Science degree in Management, and a Bachelor (Hons) degree in Accounting. Before joining QIU, Dr. Loke served in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)’s Perak Campus and in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)‘s Sungai Long and Kampar campuses. With over 15 years of teaching and research experience, her teaching specializations have included strategic management, business strategy and business research methods.Dr. Loke has published over 40 articles in international journals and conference proceedings, including those indexed in the Thomson Reuters (ISI) with impact factor and SCOPUS databases. Some noteworthy journals include Management DecisionJournal of Business Economics & Management, and International Journal of Production Economics. She is the recipient of research funding through the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) of the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, as both principal investigator and co-researcher. She has also received research funding from the Perak state government.

 

Dr. Loke has won numerous awards for her research work, including the “Best Manuscript Award” in Social Science and Humanities Category in the Malaysian Higher Education Research Seminar. Her works have received international recognition in the form of the Gold Prize and i-ENVEX Best Award (in 2012); Silver Prize (in 2013) from the International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition (iENVEX) and Malaysian International Young Investors Olympiad (MIYIO). She was awarded the “Best Paper Award” from the International Conference on Supply Chain Management & Information Systems, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. Dr. Loke now serves in the editorial board of the Industrial Management & Data Systems, International Journal of Project Organisation and management and international Journal of Modelling in Operations Management.

 

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 Dato’ Dr. Sellaiah Sithambaram
Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Dato’ Dr Sellaiah Sithambaram has a distinguished career in the field of Radiology over a period of almost four decades. Having held many senior positions in various government hospitals in Malaysia such as Hospital Taiping, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Hospital Teluk Intan and others, he is regarded as one of the country’s experts in the field of Radiology.

 

Starting his career as a Medical Officer / Radiologist back in 1979, Dato’ Dr Sellaiah rapidly moved on to hold many senior positions including Head of Radiological Services for the state of Perak. He is also part of many professional bodies such as Malaysian Medical Association, College of Radiology / Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Malaysian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, Malaysian Association of Indian University Graduates and others.

 

As Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at QIU, Professor Dato’ Dr Sellaiah 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.

Professor Dr. Tina Lim Swee Kim
Director of Academic Affairs

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. Prior to holding the position of Director of Academic Affairs, Professor Dr Tina served as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at QIU.

 

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.