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Our Leaders

Driving Growth Through Leadership.

HE Group is led by a team of industry veterans who have vast knowledge and operational experience in the education industry.

Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Mohamed Salleh Mohamed Yasin

Chairman (Independent Non-Executive)

Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Mohamed Salleh was appointed Chairman of HE Group in 2016. He has over 38 years of solid academic and leadership experience in tertiary education industry. In 2007, he was awarded the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) which carries the title of Tan Sri, in recognition for his contributions in education development and society.
Over the years he has also been awarded several times for his passion and commitment to education. In 2009, he was awarded Ganesa WiraJasaAdiutama from his alma-mater, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia. In 2012 he was awarded a Doctorate in Science (Honoris Causa) from his alma mater, University of Bath, U.K. In August 2014, he was conferred Professor Emeritus by National University of Malaysia (UKM). In Oct 2015, he was awarded a Honorary Doctorate in Health Sciences from Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin.

In addition to his remarkable academic achievements, Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Salleh also served diverse leadership roles in private and public sectors:

Founding Dean of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at UKM in 1992, the first faculty of its kind in Malaysia

1995 – 2002
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development Affairs and Student Affairs at UKM

2003 – 2006
UKM’s 8th Vice Chancellor

CEO of the National Accreditation Board (LAN)

2009 – 2012
Chairman of Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

2006 – 2013
Founding Director of United Nations University’s International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIG) based in Malaysia.

2013 – 2014
President/ Vice Chancellor of Manipal International University, Malaysia
Pro-Chancellor of Allianze University College of Medical Sciences, Malaysia

Director on the Malaysian Industrial Research and Standards Institute (SIRIM) Board
A board member of Johore Education Foundation College
Chairman, Social Project Fund, Iskandar Development Authority (IRDA).
Chairman, Select Committee for Vice Chancellors of Research Public Universities
Chairman, HE Group

Dato’ Joseph Hii W S

Group CEO / Founder

Dato’ Joseph Hii received his MBA from the United Kingdom. He has over 18 years of leadership and marketing experience in tertiary education industry. His marketing and communications expertise developed during his early career in different marketing roles with private colleges in Singapore, an Australian branch university and a British branch university in Kuala Lumpur.

In January 2006, Joseph founded GEN Education Malaysia, which now has grown into holding company of GEN Education in East Asia with numerous operations in Malaysia. As the Founder of GEN and HE Group, Dato’ Joseph Hii has a vast network of close working relationships with numerous prominent colleges and universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

His continuous efforts  in advocating quality education has been recognized through a number of remarkable awards and certifications:

Received the title of Professional Member of the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (PMCTH)

Received the Royal Award of Ahli Mahkota Pahang (AMP)

Received the Royal Award of Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP)
Won the Most Entrepreneurial Award in British Council’s East Asia Education Agents Award 2013.

Received the National Youth Award under the category of ‘Education Empowerment

With his accumulated work experience in education, marketing, advertising, and journalism, Joseph is keen to share his expertise and enthusiasm. He manages his business ventures based on his strong belief in the lifelong-learning philosophy, and no-compromise approach to quality achievement. He places a high standard on education as a whole, and aims to improve it by focusing on enhancing the quality of education and welfare of students.

Assoc. Professor Lim Wai Mun

Director (Independent Non-Executive)

A Singaporean Associate Professor LIM Wai Mun is an academic in the Higher Education sector with over 20 years of extensive experience and expertise of Higher Education Quality Assurance. These include proficiencies in collaborative arrangements with external institutions of higher learning, as well as managing undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. degrees at a UK university.
Wai Mun is currently in her third year of pursuing her Education Doctorate with Cambridge University, UK. Her research covers higher education pathways and quality considerations in collaborations, alliances and mergers in the sector. She is keen to promote and uphold high academic standards, quality experiences and excellent outcomes for all students of higher learning in Singapore and Malaysia.

Wai Mun thrives in a higher learning environment where her performance directly impacts the institution. Being the head of a programme for a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programmes. She is responsible for ensuring her programmes adhere to the quality frameworks of both the institution and the national regulatory body, evident by the annual submission for quality review. Wai Mun is also an academic practitioner with the ability to identify innovative practices where appropriate opportunities and support for learning are made available for students. Over the years, she has been involved in a range of approvals, validations, and periodic reviews of Higher Education programmes.

At HE Group, Wai Mun oversees the standard quality of all courses developed and delivered through its subsidiaries. She is also one the honourable speakers at HE Group’s conferences and seminars.

Assoc. Professor Elajsolan Mohan

Director (Independent Non-Executive)

Assoc. Professor Elajsolan Mohan’s teaching career began back in 1977 and even after 40 years, he is still active in the education industry today. He is one of the founding members of the National Association of Private Education Institutions (NAPEI) and is currently the president of NAPEI, for the 5th term.

In his capacity as the President of NAPEI, he sits in various committees in the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Human Resources. He is greatly involved in quality assurance process, benchmarking with international universities in both academic and VET sectors. Based on his vast experience in the field of education, he is currently offering consultancy services in quality assurance areas for colleges and universities as well as technical advisory services in the VET sector.

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