Key Personnels

Who's Who in the Malaysian Education Industry

Y. Bhg. Dato’ Prof. Dr. Daing Mohd Nasir bin Daing Ibrahim

Y. Bhg. Dato’ Prof. Dr. Daing Mohd Nasir bin Daing Ibrahim

Vice-Chancellor
Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)

Dato' Professor Dr. Daing Mohd Nasir bin Daing Ibrahim graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University in 1981 and subsequently obtained his MBA from University of Arkansas in 1983 and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Dundee in 1992. He has a CPA (Australia), Chartered Accountant (Malaysia) and a FCPA (Australia).

Previously, he was Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang; Guest Professor of the College of Management, Hebei University, Peoples Republic of China; and Guest Professor, College of Industrial Management , King Fahd University of Petroleum and Mineral (2008, 2010). He received the 2010 AGBA Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution in the advancement of Management Education and Scholarship in Accounting, recognised at the 7th at the Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA) World Congree, 1-3 Dec 2010, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Receiving a mandate as Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Pahang on 16 May, 2008, Professor Dato' Dr. Nasir bin Daing Ibrahim is committed in driving UMP towards excellence. With the transformation agenda, he believes that with a strong governance based on values, strategy focused and performance driven high quality work can be achieved. He also set nine concepts that need to be prioritised by UMP to become a focused based university. This concept is a catalyst for employees to become a high performer in building up a culture of excellence.

In enhancing the effectiveness of a centre or department, strategic restructuring has been introduced; this process will ensure that the capacity of the centre or department is utilised to the optimum. In addition, beginning 2008, the establishment of a fellowship scheme has boost the number of scholars with a PhD at UMP.

Under his administration, many new engineering programmes that are relevant to the industry have been introduced. These academic programmes are guaranteed their quality by the relevant bodies such as EAC, MQA and JPA.

To ensure that UMP graduates have the necessary and relevant skills, strategic alliances and partnerships with renowned overseas universities in offering twinning programmes, as well as strategic alliances with the industry has been tied. These alliances resulted in the opening of IBM Excellence Centre, Mandarin Language & Culture Centre and Centralised Laboratory that offers state-of-the-art facilities and high quality services.

Contributions to the education industry

  • Producing outstanding graduates who are competent in various engineering fields by offering and providing competitive engineering and technological programmes.
  • Spearheading cutting-edge, industry relevant research initiatives.
  • Providing services and consultations to industries and the community based on UMP niche and areas of expertise.
  • Establishing excellent management and work culture in producing a highly skilled workforce.