Professor Dato’ Dr Husaini Omar appointed as new MOHE Director GeneralFebruary 23, 2021 | Campus News
Prof Dato’ Dr Husaini Omar, who was previously the chief executive officer of Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), has been appointed the new Director-General of the Ministry of Higher Education Ministry (MOHE) with effect from 1 Feb 2021. He succeeds Prof Dato’ Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak who retired on 10 Jan 2021.
Prof Dato’ Dr Husaini Omar holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) (Hons) from the University of Malaya (UM), an Engineering Geology Masters degree from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and a Doctor of Engineering (System Engineering) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
He worked as a geology engineer for eight years before becoming a a university lecturer at the Engineering Faculty in UPM in 1996. He was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 2002 and later a Professor in 2011.
In 2017, he was appointed UPM deputy vice-chancellor (research and innovation) and in the following year, he took on the role of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan vice-chancellor.
The team at StudyMalaysia would like to congratulate Prof Dato’ Dr Husaini Omar on his latest appointment and wish him the very best in his endeavours.