PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) has appointed Prof Datuk Dr Husaini Omar as its new chief executive officer.
Prof Husaini begins his term Monday (June 1), replacing Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Rahmah Mohamed.
Prof Husaini is an engineering geologist and was previously Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) deputy vice-chancellor (research and innovation) before being appointed as Universiti Malaysia Kelantan vice-chancellor.
MQA congratulated Prof Husaini on his appointment.
“We are confident he can inject the aspirations needed by the agency and drive MQA's transformation towards its vision of becoming a global authority in qualifying and quality assurance of higher education, ” it said in a statement Monday (June 1).
Prof Husaini has several feathers in his cap, including being the recipient of the National Young Scientist Award in 2000, the National Youth Award and International Technology Expo gold medal winner.
Internationally, Prof Husaini’s achievements are no less, receiving the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva gold medal award in 2000 and the gold award in the Invention and New Product Exposition (INPEX) in the United States in 2001.
He has published more than 200 publications of journals, proceedings, books, chapters in books and technical reports from research.
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