Women in Management Awards

Dr Selvaraj

Prof. Dr. Selvaraj Oyyan

Professor Dr Selvaraj Oyyan Pillay received his PhD in Biochemical Genetics from the Department of Genetics and Cellular Biology, University of Malaya in 1977. He is a trained scientist in the field of animal and population genetics, has worked closely with the Australian Centre for Agricultural Research from 1988 to 2002, and has represented Malaysia in the Steering Committee of the International Network for Genetics and Aquaculture from 1994 to 2004. Professor Selvaraj was one of the team members to the South Pole Scientific Expedition mission in 1992. The Expedition was organised by Akademi Sains Malaysia and the Australian Antarctic Mission. Professor Selvaraj joined Open University Malaysia in May 2005 to spearhead Institute of Professional Development (IPD-OUM) and the School of Lifelong Learning (SOLL). Since then IPD-OUM and SOLL revenues have grown two folds annually, Professor Selvaraj has led the group on its major strategic initiative to expand into extensive network nation-wide and overseas. Prior joining Open University Malaysia, Professor Selvaraj was the Deputy Director in University Malaya spearheading Centre of Continuing Education from 1990 to April 2005. As the Vice-President at the Centre for Continuing Professional Education, Taylor’s University (Taylor’s CPE) in 2014, he has been responsible in transforming the outlook of Taylor’s CPE and re-positioning CPE in the corporate world.

Current Positions :

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of IMEC EDUCATION and University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) Learning Centre Kuala Lumpur. Representing TTT New Zealand in the coordinating Asian Development Bank (ADB) / World Bank (WB) funded Capacity Development training and study visit programmes for public sectors from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Cambodia. Council Member of Education Board, Master Builders Association of Malaysia (From 2014 to 2018) Deputy Mission Leader – British High Commission Study Visit to Scotland & England. A Mission on studying Technical Vocational Training Programmes from November 2017 to March 2018. President – St. Anthony’s School Old Boys Association from 2018 to 2022 Promoting STEMSEL Education in Indonesia and Malaysia (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Enterprise Learning). Vice President (Education) –One Belt One Road South East Asian NGO’s Alliance (OBORSEANA) 2018-2021 Distinguish Professor and International Academic Consultant, Hengxing University, Shandong Province, China – October 2020 -2022 Representing Klaspad Plc UK and Futarium Blockchain UK for Malaysia. Chairman Astana Damansara Management Council 2019-2021