Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Syed Jalaludin Syed Salim

Industry expert

Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Syed Jalaludin Syed Salim

Industry expert

Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Syed Jalaludin Syed Salim

Academician Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Syed Jalaludin Syed Salim’s career spans thirty momentous years in academia, characterised by many innovations in higher education and research sectors in Malaysia. Under his leadership as Chairman, Bank Rakyat established itself as one of the most successful Islamic banks in the world. His contributions and devotion to the sector attributed to his bestowal of the National Science Laureate and titled National Academian, as well as Emeritus Professor by Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, and Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Syed Jalaludin continues to serve higher education as the Chairman of Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Vice Chancellor of Taylor’s University, and Senior Fellow of Akademi Sains Malaysia. He also remains highly involved in the corporate sector, holding a number of positions in public and private companies that are key to the development of education in Malaysia.

Industry Experience & Affiliations

  • Chairman of Bank Rakyat, Malaysia
  • Vice Chancellor of Universiti Putra, Malaysia
  • Chairman of Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Chairman of Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia
  • Established the Innovation & Process Integration Department (IPRO), Bank Rakyat
  • First Chancellor of Taylor’s University
  • Senior Fellow of Akademi Sains Malaysia
  • Chairman of the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC)
  • Member of the Governing Council of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance

Awards & Accolades

  • Bestowed the National Academician, National Science Laureate, Malaysia
  • Emeritus Professor, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Panglima Setia Mahkota (P.S.M.) by Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong
  • Johan Setia Mahkota by Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong
  • Darjah Dato’ Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (D.S.S.A.) by DYMM Sultan of Selangor
  • Darjah Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Perlis (D.P.M.P.) by DYMM Raja Perlis