Academician Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Syed Jalaludin Bin Syed Salim was appointed to our Board on 8 July 2014. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Veterinary Science from the University of Punjab in 1967, followed by a Master of Philosophy and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1969 and 1977 respectively. He was also conferred seven (7) honorary degrees, namely Doctor of Science from University of Hull in 1999, Doctor, Honoraris Causa from Soka University in 2000, Doctor of Agriculture Technology from Thaksin University in 2005, Doctor of Science from Open Universiti Malaysia in 2007, Doctor of Engineering from Universiti Malaysia Perlis in 2008, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine University of Malaysia Kelantan in 2015 and Doctor of Arts, Eastern Asia University in 2020.
Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Syed Jalaludin began his career as an assistant lecturer in the Faculty of Agriculture in University of Malaya in 1969. He later joined Universiti Putra Malaysia (“UPM”) as a lecturer in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science in 1975 before retiring as Vice Chancellor of UPM in 2001. During his academic career, he was bestowed with the National Science Laureate in 1993 and National Academic Laureate in 2008. He is also a founder and senior fellow (which carries the title of academician) of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Academician Syed Jalaludin has also been conferred Emeritus Professorship by Universiti Terengganu Malaysia and UPM. He is still active in the academic sector as Pro Chancellor of the Board of Directors of UPM and Chairman of Asia eUniversity. In addition, he is the Chairman of Board of Governors of University College Fairview and he is also the Chancellor of Taylor’s University. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Governing Board of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (“INCEIF”). He is also an Independent Non- Executive Chairman of SL Innovation Capital Berhad (formerly known as SL Information Berhad). Finally, he is the Chairman of Segimaju Group of Companies.