Who's Who in the Malaysian Education Industry
Mae Ho Seok Khen
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
BERJAYA University College
As a passionate educator, Mae Ho Seok Khen is greatly inspired by her student's innate desire to learn. The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of BERJAYA UCH says, "We engage our students to build on their individual strengths and motivate them to overcome challenging goals, which leads to enhanced performance. Students must take responsibility for their own learning although lecturers can guide them on setting achievable goals to boost their self-esteem and inculcate a sense of involvement and accomplishment".
To say that Mae is driven is an understatement. Her resume demonstrates continued professional growth, starting as a lecturer and quickly working her way up the ranks of higher education.
Mae was instrumental in setting up BERJAYA University College of Hospitality (BERJAYA UCH) with her team of devoted colleagues. As a visionary and in answering the call of the Malaysian government for higher education reforms, she directed the operational roll out of the programmes of the University College and presently manages the operational, financial performance and strategic planning of the institution.
Apart from being Executive Director and CEO of Berjaya Higher Education Sdn Bhd, she holds a conjoint appointment as Director of Informatics Education Ltd. Singapore. Mae also sits on the panel of judges for the Hospitality Asia Platinum Award (HAPA) and her judging stretches across the ASEAN countries for Service Excellence Awards, Signature Establishment Awards, Revolutionary Personality Awards, and Fine Culinary Awards. She is an active member on the panel of judges for the Malaysia Retailers's Association (MRA) and the Conseillor Gastronomique of the National Baillage and Council Member of the National Council of the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, Baillage de Malaisie.