YABhg Tun Arshad Ayub - Chancellor at INTI International University, Nilai

Chancellor

YABhg Tun Arshad Ayub

YABhg Tun Arshad Ayub was appointed as Chancellor of INTI International University in 2013. A highly respected Malaysian leader with a passion for education reform, he is an exemplary role model who continues to be at the forefront of academic innovation. Renowned for his drive and leadership qualities, YABhg Tun Arshad has made significant contributions, which have shaped Malaysia’s education landscape.

YABhg Tun Arshad graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture from the College of Agriculture, Serdang, Selangor in 1954 and obtained his Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Economics and Statistics from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in the United Kingdom in 1958. In 1964, YABhg Tun Arshad pursued a postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Management Development Institute (IMEDE), in Lausanne, Switzerland.

YABhg Tun Arshad has had a distinguished career and an extensive work experience in the Malaysian Civil Service, having held senior positions in various Ministries in the Malaysian Government from 1958 till 1983, including as Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia from 1975 to 1977, Deputy Director General in the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department from 1977 to 1978, and Secretary General of 3 Ministries, namely, Ministry of Primary Industries in 1978, Ministry of Agriculture in 1979 to 1981 and Ministry of Land and Regional Development from 1981 to 1983. He was a Member of Justice Harun’s Salaries Commission for statutory bodies.

Most remembered for his influences in developing UiTM (formerly known as MARA Institute of Technology) to greater and progressive heights, YABhg Tun Arshad was appointed the university’s first director in 1967. Since then, he has received numerous awards and accolades for his outstanding contributions in the field of education from both local and international institutions, bodies and organizations.

He was also the recipient of ‘Anugerah Mutiara Budi’ from the Ministry of Finance for his great contribution to the government, and was awarded the prestigious ACCA Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution for the development of professional accountancy in Malaysia.

YABhg Tun Arshad currently sits on the board of directors of Malayan Flour Mills Berhad. He is also a member of the board of PFM Capital Sdn. Bhd., Ladang MOCCIS Sdn. Bhd., and Zalaraz Sdn. Bhd. (a family-owned company). He retired from the board of Top Glove Corporation Berhad on 8 January 2019 and resigned from the board of Tomypak Holdings Berhad on 30 September 2019.

In his capacity as the first Chancellor of INTI International University, YABhg Tun Arshad looks to elevating the university’s standing in the education industry to greater heights with his years of experience.

Joseph Lee Yu Kuang, Ph.D. - Vice Chancellor at INTI International University, Nilai

Vice Chancellor

Joseph Lee Yu Kuang, Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph Lee has served as the Vice Chancellor of INTI International University since January 2018, having previously served in several other positions at INTI including Deputy Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor for Operations, Director of the Center for Graduate Studies and Director for the Academic Development Office. Dr Joseph has also served as the Director for International Management with the Management Development Institute of Singapore.

With more than 20 years of experience as a lecturer, researcher and administrator in the education industry in the United States of America, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore, Dr Joseph has a proven track record in leading cross functional teams in academic quality assurance and business development. In addition to his extensive working and collaborative relationships with foreign partner universities and regional education providers, he has an excellent understanding of the cultural differences in managing students from diverse backgrounds, and industrial practices. His notable overseas experiences include managing institutions of higher learning in Hong Kong and Uzbekistan.

With more than 20 years of experience as a lecturer, researcher and administrator in the education industry in the United States of America, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore, Dr Joseph has a proven track record in leading cross functional teams in academic quality assurance and business development. In addition to his extensive working and collaborative relationships with foreign partner universities and regional education providers, he has an excellent understanding of the cultural differences in managing students from diverse backgrounds, and industrial practices. His notable overseas experiences include managing institutions of higher learning in Hong Kong and Uzbekistan.

His key expertise in theoretical and empirical research focuses on education and learning based on an economics perspective. Having received his doctoral degree in Economics in 1994 from Washington State University, United States of America, Dr Joseph has studied and integrated various concepts in economics to issues concerning e-learning, the development of private education and quality assurance in higher education. In addition to his administrative functions, Dr Joseph still maintains a strong interest in lecturing economics and business.

Having published with several international journals, Dr Joseph’s experience and leadership in education has enabled INTI to offer affordable, high quality programmes to both local and international students.