University Leadership

University Leadership

Chancellor

Professor Emeritus Tengku Dato’ Shamsul Bahrin

Professor Emeritus Tengku Dato’ Shamsul Bahrin has been with Nilai University (Nilai College as it was then known) since its inception in 1998. In his role as President, he was instrumental in getting the institution upgraded to ‘university college’ (2008) and full ‘university’ status (2012). He holds an Honours degree in Geography from Universiti Malaya and a Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of Sheffield, UK. He is a firm believer in democratisation of higher education through scholarships and financial aids.

Vice Chancellor

Professor Dato’ Dr. Azhar Bin Ismail

Professor Dato’ Dr. Azhar has more than a three-decade career as an entomologist at Mardi and the Malaysian Cocoa Board. Before he was appointed the Vice-Chancellor of the Nilai University, he was the Director-General of the Malaysian Cocoa Board and was at the helm for more than 10 years.

Professor Dato’ Dr. Azhar did his undergraduate degree in Entomology at the University of California, Davis and continued his graduate degrees of Masters and PhD in Entomology at the Washington State University. He served as an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Crop Protection at University Putra Malaysia in Serdang Selangor. Also, he was the President of the Entomological Society of Malaysia (Entoma) in 2001-02.

As a Vice-Chancellor of Nilai University, Professor Dato’ Dr. Azhar will oversee all aspects of the university’s operation, especially in teaching, research and public service mission. He looks forward to boldly leading the university to new heights in academic excellence, public visibility and upward mobility for students from all backgrounds.

 

 

Chief Operating Officer /
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)

Norman Chu

Mr. Norman Chu brings in two decades of experience to the education industry. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor and a Master Degree in Civil Engineering. He is an Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) and a graduate member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

After graduating in the United States, he worked for 4 years in the US as a researcher and engineer before returning to Malaysia. He was a Geotechnical Engineer with a local construction company, which had projects throughout Malaysia before joining a private institution as a lecturer. He has held various posts including as the Head of School, Registrar, Executive Vice-President, Principal, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for a private college and university.

Mr. Chu will oversee the university’s operations to bring progress by including current trends and opportunities for the growth of Nilai University.

 

Executive Committee

Prof. Dr. Sivakumar Velayutham
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs)
Norman Chu
Chief Operating Officer / Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
Lim Thian Lai
Deputy Registrar
(Student Services)
Ts. Harlina Harun
Dean
Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology

Senate

Professor Dato’ Dr. Azhar Bin Ismail
Vice Chancellor
Professor Dr Sivakumar Velayutham
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs)
sivakumar@nilai.edu.my
Norman Chu
Chief Operating Officer / Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
norman@nilai.edu.my
Lim Thian Lai
Deputy Registrar
(Student Services)
thianlai.lim@nilai.edu.my
Ts. Harlina Harun
Dean
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology
harlina@nilai.edu.my
Kalpana Nair A/P Kerupagaran
Head
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Faculty of Business, Hospitality & Humanities
kalpana@nilai.edu.my
Dr. Evyan Yang Chia Yan
Head
Centre for Research & Post Graduate Studies
evyanyang@nilai.edu.my
Dr. Ng Shee Ping
Head
School of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology
spng@nilai.edu.my
Siti Noor Laila Isa
Acting Head
School of Nursing
Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology
siti.n@nilai.edu.my
Dr. Siti Aishah Binti Hussin
Head
School of Management & Marketing
Faculty of Business, Hospitality & Humanities
sitiaishah@nilai.edu.my
Muzaini Bin Osman
Head
School of Accounting & Finance
Faculty of Business, Hospitality & Humanities
muzaini@nilai.edu.my
Dr. Louie Longasa Timajo
Head
School of Aircraft Maintenance
Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology
louie@nilai.edu.my
Dr. Gan Kam Kong @ Gan Joo Kong
Head
Graduate School of Business, School of Management and Marketing
Faculty of Business, Hospitality and Humanities
jookong@nilai.edu.my
Wan Nor Al-Ashekin Binti Wan Husin
Acting Head
School of Computing
Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology
wanashekin@nilai.edu.my
Kavita a/p Arumugam
Acting Head
Examination Unit
kavita@nilai.edu.my

Management Team

Prof. Dr. Sivakumar Velayutham
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs)
sivakumar@nilai.edu.my
Norman Chu
Chief Operating Officer / Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
norman@nilai.edu.my
Lim Thian Lai
Deputy Registrar
(Student Services)
thianlai.lim@nilai.edu.my
Sujatha.R
Assistant Manager
Department of Human Resources
sujatha.r@nilai.edu.my
Choi Chong Pau
Assistant Manager
Department of Student Affairs
chongpau.choi@nilai.edu.my
Capt. (Rtd) Ismail bin Mohd Tahir
Head
Safety & Security
ismail@nilai.edu.my
Nagalingam Karpayah
Manager
Campus Building & Grounds
lingam@nilai.edu.my
Lim Eng Seng
Senior Finance Manager
Department of Finance
engseng@nilai.edu.my
Nallammah Peresamy
Head
Department for the Office of Admission & Records
nalla@nilai.edu.my
Herman Shah Zainal
Librarian
Learning Resource Centre
herman@nilai.edu.my
Kavita a/p Arumugam
Acting Head
Examination Unit
kavita@nilai.edu.my