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Chairman

Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dr.Mohamed Salleh Mohamed Yasin
PSM, DSNS, KMN

Drs (ITB, Indonesia), PhD (Bath, UK),Ganesa Wirya Jasa Adiutama (ITB, Indonesia), DSc (Hons)(Bath,UK), DHSc(Hons)(UNISZA, Malaysia), Emeritus Professor (UKM,Malaysia).

Born in Muar, Johor in 1950, he received his primary education from Sultan Ismail School, Muar and Ngee Heng Primary School, Johor Bharu. For his secondary education, he attended the English College, Johor Bharu, Royal Military College, Kuala Lumpur and the Malay College, Kuala Kangsar. He received a Public Services Department Scholarship to study Applied Biology at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia. In 1974 he graduated with a Doctrandus (Ors) degree and became a tutor at UKM (National University of Malaysia) and in 1975 was sent to pursue his PhD at the University of Bath, United Kingdom.

Upon his return in 1980 he was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia (UKM) and appointed to head the Department and served as Deputy Dean (Academic) of the faculty until 1992. He became Founding Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at UKM in 1992, the first faculty of its kind in Malaysia. He was appointed as Professor in Medical Mycology in 1992. He served as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development Affairs and Student Affairs from 1995 to 2002. In 2003 he became UKM’s 8th Vice Chancellor, a position he held until he retired in 2006. In 2006, he was appointed as CEO of the National Accreditation Board (LAN) for 6 months before his appointment as the Founding Director of United Nations University’s International Institute for Global Health (UNU-llGH) based in Malaysia until his retirement in 2013. He then served as President/Vice Chancellor of Manipal International University, Nilai, Malaysia until February 2014 and used to serve as Pro-Chancellor, Allianze University College of Medical Sciences, Kepala Batas, Malaysia.

In 2009, he was awarded Ganesa Wira Jasa Adiutama from his alma mater, lnstitut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia. In 2012 he was awarded a Doctorate in Science (Honoris Causa) from his alma mater, University of Bath, U.K. for being an outstanding academic who had combined his own passion for his subject and his commitment to education, with exceptional talent for leadership. In August 2014 he was conferred Professor Emeritus by National University of Malaysia (UKM). In October 2015 he was awarded a Honorary Doctorate in Health Sciences from Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA) Kuala Terengganu.

Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Salleh had previously served on the Board of Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and the National Council for Scientific Research and Development (MPKSN). He was a board member of Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Board from 2006 and in 2009 became its Chairman until 2012. He was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of SIRIM Berhad since 22 September 2004.

He was also Chairman, Board of Governors in Allianze University College of Medical Sciences and presently a board member of Johore Education Foundation College. Recently he was appointed Chairman, Social Project Fund Committee, lskandar Development Authority (IRDA). He is also currently Chairman, Select Committee for Vice Chancellors of Non­Research Public Universities, Malaysia. In recognition for his contributions in education development and society, he was awarded the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) which carries the title Tan Sri in 2007.

In recognition for his contributions in education development and society, he was awarded the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) which carries the title Tan Sri in 2007.

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