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Industry Advisors

About QIU Industry Advisors

The collaboration between industry-based professionals and academic institutions is a vital link that connects academia with the business world. As such, we at QIU give utmost priority to establishing meaningful partnerships with high calibre individuals from various industries who play a pivotal role in shaping the university’s educational programmes and research initiatives. Additionally, the wealth of knowledge and extensive experience of our advisors add value to our programme development and delivery in QIU. These industrial links also allow us to be relevant to the latest industry trends, practices, and expectations.

Faculty of Medicine

Dr Lim Chong Hee

Advisor for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Position: Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Company: Mount Elizabeth Hospitals

Dr. Lim Chong Hee, a well-known and highly respected cardiothoracic surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, Singapore, obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 1990. He gained fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1994 and underwent specialised training on cardiothoracic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, from 1999 to 2001.

Dr. Lim actively contributes to the medical community in various Singaporean medical establishments such as the National Heart Centre, College of Surgeons, Singapore Thoracic Society and the Academy of Medicine. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lim is serving as an adjunct associate professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School, where he continues to impact medical education through lectures and workshops.

Faculty of Computing and Engineering

Mr. Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz

Position: Board Advisor & Director
Company: CS Tech Solutions

Equipped with 25 years experiences in managing regulated financial service institutions as financial regulator, consultant and entrepreneur/founder. Knowledgeable about regional financial regulatory requirements, compliance risks management, Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing/e-KYC/e-KYB/Client Due Diligence, market and consumers’ conduct as well as strategic/tactical implementation of Fintech and Regtech.

Ts. Siew Peng Wah

Advisor for Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering With Honours

Position: Founder & Group CEO
Company: Seikou Systec Sdn. Bhd

Ts Siew Peng Wah is the founder & Group CEO of Seikou Systec Sdn. Bhd. He began his career as a system engineer in 1989 at an automation plant that was sorting conveyor to robotic packaging line, production information to computer system Supervisory control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), KLIA baggage handling system. His field of specialisation is Industrial Automation and Smart Sensing Technologies. Currently, Ts.Siew is an industry panel advisory for QIU- Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering Programme. He is also Politeknik, Kolej Vocational and Kolej Komuniti and Independent KNX Specialist industry panel for Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore at their National Skills.

Ms Yap Suan See

Position: Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development
Company: Tekun Asas Sdn Bhd

Ms. Yap Suan See is currently the Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development for Tekun Asas Sdn Bhd. Prior to this role, she held a number of positions within the industry, including Head-Quality engineer at Applied magnetics, Vice-President and Managing Director at Finisar Malaysia and manager-quality & production at Penang Seagate industries. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Winona State University, Minnesota, USA and Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Management from the University of South Australia. She is also certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society, currently known as the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM).

Mr. Jimmy Ling Keng Hong

Position: Vice President / Managing Director/ Country Head
Company: Coherent Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Jimmy Ling Keng Hong joined Coherent Malaysia Sdn. Bhd (previously known as Finisar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd) on 5 June 2001 and is currently serving as Vice President/ Managing Director of the company. He started his career with Finisar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd as New Product Development Senior Manager, where he was responsible for spearheading a team of technical engineering professionals and the new product development team. With his outstanding leadership and charismatic personality, Jimmy now heads the overall operations in Malaysia. Jimmy holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and also serves as an adjunct senior lecturer with University Technology Petronas.

Faculty of Social Sciences

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS

Advisor for Bachelor of Special Needs Education (Honours)

Position: Consultant Community Paediatrician & Child and Disability Advocate
Company: Formerly Head of Paediatric Department, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia and Head, Clinical Research Centre Perak

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS is a Consultant Community Paediatrician & Child and Disability Advocate who previously headed the Clinical Research Centre Perak and served as a senior Consultant Community Paediatrician & Head of the Paediatric Department at Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh. Dato’ Dr Amar has has a long standing interest in children with disability, family self-help groups, NGOs, child abuse, adolescent counselling, disadvantaged & marginalised children (especially the Orang Asli/Indigenous People) & the development of services for children. He is also the Advisor of the National Early Childhood Intervention Council. He is the Recipient of the Outstanding Asian Paediatrician Award in 2012 and the distinguished SENIA Advocacy Award in 2016. He is also serving as an honorary Senior Fellow at the Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy.

Mr. Ibrahim Sani

Advisor for Bachelor of Mass Communication (Honours) Journalism

Position: Current Affairs Anchor & Executive Producer
Company: Astro AWANI

Mr Ibrahim Sani is the Senior Current Affairs Editor and Executive Producer of Malaysia’s 24/7 news organization, Astro AWANI. Prior to this, he was a Presenter & Producer of BFM Radio’s Morning Run Show. Mr Ibrahim has engraved his name in the TV & Digital broadcast industry with a myriad of business programmes namely Markets Today, The Marketplace, Smart Money, and now Notepad – all produced and hosted by him. Prior to being an anchor, Ibrahim was the primary presenter for BFM 89.9. There, Ibrahim hosted the station’s flagship show, ‘The Breakfast Grille’ grilling policymakers, including CEOs and government officials. He also hosted ‘The Morning Run’. He currently produces and hosts Notepad, a show that focuses on the intersection between tech and business, with a splash of finance. Notepad speaks to captains of industry, up-and-coming startups, and organisations that bring meaningful impact to the community.

Mr. Tan Kien Eng

Advisor for Bachelor of Mass Communication (Honours) Advertising

Position: CEO
Company: Dentsu Malaysia

Mr. Kien Eng Tan is the Chief Executive Officer of Dentsu Malaysia. The primary role in his current position is to continue the business’ transformation journey, driving integration across Media, Creative, and CXM service lines, building a strong culture with the people, and growth for clients’ businesses. He previously served as CEO of Publicis Groupe, the second-largest communications group in the world.

Mr. Kenny Ong

Advisor for Bachelor of Corporate Communication (Honours)

Position: CEO, Astro Radio and Rocketfuel Entertainment. Director, Astro Media Solutions (AMS); Chairman, Communications and Multimedia Content Forum (CMCF)
Company: ASTRO

Mr Kenny Ong is the Chief Executive Officer of Astro Radio and Rocketfuel Entertainment and is responsible for overseeing the organisation's strategic direction. In addition, he is also the Director of Astro Media Solutions (AMS) that spearheads integrated media solutions, driving advertising revenue and increasing advertising expenditure (adex) share across Astro’s media properties including TV, radio, streaming, digital and influencers. He leads delivery of creative, effective and consumer-driven marketing solutions, leading to winning campaigns and more importantly, winning customers. Prior to joining Astro, Mr Kenny held senior positions at Universal Music Group, Unilever, Takaful Ikhlas and CNI Holdings. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Content Forum (CMCF) that sets the agenda on building a strong and agile self-regulatory framework for the communications and multimedia content industry.

Dato’ Prof Dr. See Ching Mey

Advisor for Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Position: Consultant - Educational and Counselling Psychologist
Company: Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre

Dato’ Professor Dr. Ching Mey See is an educational and counseling psychologist and a prominent leader in the field of psychology, counseling, special education, and community/industry engagement both locally and internationally. She is currently based at the Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre, Penang as a Educational and Counselling Psychologist Consultant. She also serves as the non-executive Chairman at UNIMECH Group Berhad, and the Independent Director for VITROX Corporation Berhad. She has published over 20 academic books and more than 250 international and national academic journal papers/chapters. She has also presented over 350 academic papers at national and international seminars and conferences on counseling, psychology, mental health, special education, and community engagement.

Faculty of Business and Management

Mr. Ikhwan Shah

Advisor for Diploma in Hotel Management

Position: Operation Manager
Company: Double Tree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort

Mr. Ikhwan Shah commenced his journey in the hospitality industry in 1999, initially working in the housekeeping division of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. Over the course of his extensive career spanning more than twenty years, he has expanded his expertise from Rooms Divisions to Hotel Operations. He has consistently brought his wealth of knowledge to renowned hotel brands including Hilton, Shangri-La, and Sunway Group of Hotels. Presently, he holds the prestigious role of Operations Manager at the DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut, located in Lumut, Perak.

Mr. Yeow Joo Yun

Advisor for Doctor of Business Administration

Position: Regional Head of Legal, Compliance and Secretariat
Company: Tokio Marine Asia Ltd

Mr Yeow Joo Yun is the Regional Head of Legal, Compliance and Secretariat of Tokio Marine Asia Ltd. He brings with him more than a decade of legal experience followed by another decade in senior executive and leadership positions including the management transition and post-merger consolidation for Tokio Marine Insurance Group.

Dr. Charles Y.J. Cheah

Advisor for Diploma in Business Management

Position: Lead Commodity Risk
Company: BP Singapore

Dr. Charles Y.J. Cheah is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in the energy sector, academia, and engineering. He has a track record of leadership and expertise in commodity risk analytics, market risk management, and quantitative analysis. Dr. Cheah has held key positions in both industry and academia, making significant contributions to the fields of finance, risk management, and infrastructure development. Dr. Charles has gained industrial experience working as a structural engineer in his early career related to design and construction of concrete, steel and composite structures. One of the larger projects that he was directly involved in includes the One Raffles Link in Singapore - a commercial building with construction costs estimated at S$200 million. In pursuing a switch of role from being a consultant to a client representative, he then worked as a project engineer for Esso Singapore Private Limited, an affiliate of ExxonMobil Corporation, through which he has gained some exposure to the oil and gas industry. Stationed in a refinery, his job responsibilities included contracting, budgeting, planning and control for both civil- and mechanical-related projects. Today Dr. Cheah works at British Petroleum (BP), Singapore as a Commodity Risk Analytics Manager leading the Commodity Risk Analytics (CRA) team to deliver global and regional market risk initiatives while supporting the growth agenda of the Eastern Hemisphere business. Support cross-functional capabilities to enhance the efficiency and consistency in risk monitoring and reporting.

Prof. Dr. Wilson Tay

Advisor for Master of Business Administration (ODL)

Position: Founder & Managing Director
Company: MindQuest Consulting & Coaching Group

Dr Wilson Tay has gained extensive professional, academic, commercial and government sector experience over 45 years of his working career. During that period, he has held and served in various senior management and leadership roles. He has also started and operated his own business ventures as Founders, and professional consulting and advisory firms, which were later successfully divested and merged with other firms. His current passion and purpose is to mentor-coach and work with ambitious, dynamic founders, business owners and CEOs who want to become better and high performing leaders, and grow their business to be profitable and sustainable.

Faculty of Integrated Life Sciences

Mr. Giva Kuppusamy

Position: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Company: GK Aqua Sdn. Bhd.

Mr. Giva is the leading expert in Aquaculture Biotechnology with refined expertise in Freshwater Prawn aquaculture, including genetics and breeding, nutrition, hatchery and growth. He founded GK Aqua Pte Ltd Company in 2016 which provides consulting advice to local and international companies. He is responsible for managing collaborative projects under animal nutrition, that focuses on fish-plant research interface for sustainable aquaculture.

Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan

Position: Executive director
Company: Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC

Klang-born Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan played a significant role in cultivating interest in science especially to the younger generations. She was listed as 100 most influential people in the field of Biotechnology by the 7th edition of The Scientific American Worldwide View: A Global Biotechnology Perspective Journal in 2015. She also initiated the country’s first science newspaper ‘The Petri Dish’ that engaged the public on the latest development in Biotechnology.

Faculty of Pharmacy

Mr. Veeranagoud Biradar

Practitioner Advisor (Industrial Pharmacy) for Bachelor of Pharmacy

Position: Research and Development Manager
Company: SM Pharmaceutical Sdn Bhd Malaysia

Mr. Veeranagoud Biradar is an Industrial Pharmacist with a Master Degree in Pharmaceutics attached to SM Pharmaceutical Sdn Bhd Malaysia. He is responsible for the organisation’s research and development initiatives and compliance to regulatory bodies including GMP Certification.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Biradar served as an R&D Officer and formulation scientist in Micro Lab Research Centre in Bangalore, India. To date, he has made valuable contributions to the field, with research findings published in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations.

Mr. Teh Hooi Hong

Practitioner Advisor (Community Pharmacy) for Bachelor of Pharmacy

Position: Chief Executive Officer
Company: HTM

Mr. Teh oversees a network of more than 20 Community Pharmacies, supported by a team of over 50 Registered Pharmacists.

He has diligently been providing outstanding pharmaceutical training and other professional programmes for Pharmacy Undergraduates to enhance their competencies.

His group of companies has been accreditation by the Ministry of Health to conduct housemanship (Pre-Registration Training) for Pharmacy Graduates.

Dr. Doris George Visuvasam

Practitioner Advisor (Hospital/Clinical Pharmacy) for Bachelor of Pharmacy

Position: Chief Pharmacist
Company: Taiping Hospital, Taiping

Dr. Doris has dedicated over 20 years to the Ministry of Health, where she has received accolades for her outstanding service. She holds memberships in both the Malaysian Pharmacists Society and the National Heart Association of Malaysia.

Her engagement extends to clinical practice, research, and the education of pharmacy undergraduates. Currently, she is co-supervising master's students at Quest International University. Dr Doris is a USA Board Certified Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in the area of Pharmacotherapy.

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