Professor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak

Vice-Chancellor, Albukhary International University, Malaysia

Dzulkifli Abdul Razak (Dzul) took office as the Vice-Chancellor of Albukhary International University (AIU) on October 10, 2011 after serving as Vice-Chancellor of Unversiti Sains Malaysia (USM) from 2000 until September 2011.

 He is the First Vice-President of the International Association of Universities (IAU), a UNESCO affiliated organisation based in Paris. He was President of the Association of Southeast Asia Institutions of Higher Learning from 2007-2008.

 He is presently serving in various capacities internationally, including an executive committee member of: Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Advisory Education Hub Committee, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Advisory Committee of World Universities Forum.

 He is also a member of the World Health Organisation's Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Policies and Management (since 1995), and a member of WHO Scientific Advisory Committee on Tobacco Product Regulation (2000-2002). He has led a number of World Health Organisation's missions to countries in Asia, South Pacific and Africa.

 At the national level, he served as the Chair of the Malaysian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (2006-2011) and Chair of Malaysian Examination Council during the same period. He served as Advisor to the National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN), as well as a member of National Higher Education Council.

 He is currently a member of the Board of Directors, Malaysia Productivity Corporation, and heads its Creativity and Innovative Consultative Panel; member of the National Innovation Council, and then the Governance Council, Malaysia Innovation Agency (AIM); and members of the National IT Council, as well as the Biotechnology Implementation Committee. He was appointed as the Chairperson for the Education Review Panel for the Ministry of Education recently, and also as a Very Distinguished Adjunct Professor in International Islamic University of Malaysia.

 He is a Fellow of the Academy of Science, Malaysia, and of the World Academy of Art and Science as well as of Malaysian Institute of Management. He is the recipient of the Asian Academy of Management Life Membership Award. Since 1995, he regularly engaged the public as a weekly columnist for a leading Malaysian newspaper on issues relating to education, science, health and current events. Selections of these have been compiled into a four-volume edition entitled, Voicing Concern.