Prof. Emeritus Dato' Ir. Dr. Mohamad Zawawi Bin Ismail
Dr Zawawi is Chairman of NanoMalaysia Berhad since its inception in 2011. He is currently Chairman of Inti Universal Holdings Sdn Bhd, the owner of Inti International University and Colleges, since 2003, and a member of Board of Governors of Inti International University. He also sits on the Board of Advisors Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) of the Ministry of Education since 2010.
Emeritus Professor Zawawi was the founding Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS (1992-2000), and prior to that, the Dean of Engineering, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Other previous appointments include Founding Director of Commerce Leadership Institute of CIMB Group, and one of the founders of Mimos Berhad, the Malaysian National R&D for ICT.
In Higher Education he had once served the Board of Malaysia Qualifications Agency MQA, Chairman of the Higher Education APEX Committee (2008), Board Member of International Medical University, Board Member of National Defence University, Board Member of Razak School of Government, Chairman of Universiti Sains Malaysia (2009-12) and Chairman of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2012-15).
He had served several national bodies including National Information Technology Council (1995-2002), National Aerospace Council (2001-02), National Scientific Research and Development Council, and National Higher Education Council (1997-2000). He was once advisor to both the National Science Centre and National Planetarium.
He had served the Boards of several corporate entities including CIMB Bank Berhad (2000-2011), Chairman of iCIMB Sdn Bhd, Chairman of Mesiniaga Berhad, Bumi Armada Berhad, and Commerce Asset Ventures Sdn Bhd.
Emeritus Professor Zawawi gained both his bachelor and doctorate degrees in electronic engineering and received the Doctor of Engineering Honoris Causa (1996) from the University of Leeds, England. He was a recipient of the Senior Commonwealth Academic Fellowship and the Fulbright Fellowship. He is a Foundation Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, a Member of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia, and an Honorary Fellow of The Institute of Physics Malaysia for which he once served as its President (1976-79). He is part of Sultan Ismail College and Victoria Institution.