KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Aug. —    Following 1 year of UTM Synergy 4.0, the highly promising and successful discussion on the Azman Hashim Advisory Council of AHIBS called this meeting to continue engaging industry captains to uplift the sustainability of business education in UTM.

The AHIBS Advisory Council’s mission is to provide external perspective and review as well as advocacy and support for AHIBS programs, strategic direction, and overall objectives.

Today, the Azman Hashim International Business School (UTM AHIBS), hosted an Advisory Council meeting for the first time, and chaired by Tan Sri Azman Hashim himself.

It was quite a historic milestone for AHIBS as we managed to get the big industry giants like Tan Sri Vincent Tan, Mr Goh Peng Ooi (Silverlake), Tan Sri Tony Fernandez, Tan Sri Saadiah (KPJ), Emeritus Prof Michael Tayles from Hull Business School to sit and discuss the way forward for AHIBS. A million thanks to Tan Sri Azman for chairing and initiating this meeting.

Congratulations to the Dean, Prof. Dr. Nur Naha and DVC (Academic and Internationalisation), Prof. Dr. Zainuddin Manan and highest appreciation goes to the entire AHIBS team and everyone in UTM.

Much of the discussion was related to driving the business school to another level which means to create uniqueness of its business education delivery.

Work has to be done to ensure the business school leverages on such existing opportunities.

The Dean, Prof. Nur Naha informed that such engagement would create positive collaborative innovation across the partners on board.

Much emphasis will be driven on niche and focus of the business school model, implementation model, employability, a think tank to business education in specific regions, curriculum content and delivery methods, relationship building, business partners, organising Chairs for specific regions, deployment of resource and added value in all aspects of business education delivery.

AHIBS is also to mark and leverage on the connectivity of the council members’ industry linkages in differing regions of the world.

Moving forward will be driven by council members’ agreement to become active participants in the 2019 strategic planning and alignment of the business school.

This marks the branding of a new image of Azman Hashim International Business School.

AHIBS with big industry giants : From Left, Dean of AHIBS, Prof Dr Nur Naha binti Abu Mansor, founder and group executive chairman of Silverlake Axis Ltd, Mr Goh Peng Ooi, founder and chairman of Malaysia’s Berjaya Corporation, Tan Sri Vincent Tan, AmBank chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Azman bin Hashim, UTM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Datuk Ir Dr Wahid bin Omar, UTM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), Prof. Ir. Dr. Zainuddin Abd Manan, UTM Pro-Chancellor, Tan Sri Datin Paduka Siti Sadiah binti Sheikh Bakir who is also the Managing Director of KPJ Healthcare, AirAsia Group CEO, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Emeritus Prof Michael Tayles from Hull Business School.