Date : 26 June 2014
Speaker : YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Omar Abdul Rahman
Omar Abdul Rahma was born on 1932 is a Malaysian academician and corporate figure. Omar is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the MUST Ehsan Foundation, a not for profit foundation that currently manages and administers the Malaysia University of Science and Technology.
Omar graduated from the University of Sydney in 1958 with a degree in Veterinary Science and later earned a Ph.D from University of Cambridge in 1966 . He started his professional career in 1960 in veterinary research , then in 1972 moved on to academic life at Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM) , now Universiti Putra Malaysia where he was the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences and the first professor appointed by the university . Omar played major roles in the establishment phase of the university and in the founding of several faculties and academic programmes . His last position at UPM was as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs.