YBhg. Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang
Dato’ Seri Zaini Ujang is an academic administrator, environmental engineers and scientist who attempts to blend knowledge, skills, experience and innovation in a harmonious manner. As Secretary-General of the Higher Education Ministry, he helmed the direction of the 2015-2025 Education Development Plan (Higher Education)with a variety of innovations and transformations Education Development Plan in terms of ecosystem, governance and funding of higher education institutions.
As Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) from 2008-2013, he introduced the new academia as his brainchild, and transformed UTM into the first local university to have more than 50% of graduate students, especially in Science and Technology. He was also the first recipient of the Merdeka Award (distinguished academic achievement in 2009.