Who's Who in the Malaysian Education Industry
Professor. Dr. Hiew Pang Leang
KDU University College
Prof. Dr. Hiew Pang Leang has over 20 years of experience spanning across multiple countries in both academic and industry. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Science, and in Engineering, and a PhD with a focus in Telecommunications, all from Monash University, Australia. He is currently a visiting professor with the University of the West of England at Bristol, England. He has vast academic leadership experience where he has held professor and associate professor titles in Taylor’s University Malaysia and Monash University respectively.
Prof. Dr. Hiew’s experience in commercial saw him helming British Telecommunications PLC’s global insourcing centre in Malaysia as Managing Director of BT Global Technology (M) Sdn Bhd. He was also Chief Executive Officer of BT Multimedia (M) Sdn Bhd where he headed BT’s research centre in the country.
In research, Prof. Dr. Hiew is a co-inventor of a number of patents filed in the UK, Europe and Malaysia. He has published his research widely in various technical journals and conference proceedings, as well as given technical talks at key international conferences, industry summits and forums. He is regularly invited to speak on the topic of creativity and Innovation, R&D management and commercialisation.
Prof. Dr. Hiew is a registered mentor with Cradle Malaysia, and an external assessor for both Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC). He has been on multiple technical evaluation and assessment committees on behalf of the Malaysian government for over 15 years. In this role, he has evaluated and assessed many Malaysian and multination companies including SAS, FusionEx, Deloitte, F-Secure, Hitachi, Redtone, RICOH, Jobstreet, among many others.