by BERNAMA / pic by BERNAMA
KUALA LUMPUR – Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin Tuanku Muhriz (picture) has been appointed as the new Pro-Chancellor of UCSI University.
Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin is the second son of the reigning Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir.
UCSI Group Corporate Affairs in a statement today said the appointment of Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin, which took effect from December last year, has certainly put the university on the right pathway towards attaining greater achievements and milestones in time to come.
The statement mentioned that Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin hopes to highlight the efforts needed in the areas of civil society activism, public policy advocacy, business innovation, educational initiatives, sporting prowess and musical camaraderie amongst the UCSI community.
“Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin believes that Malaysia can only truly progress cohesively if people from diverse fields worked collectively with one common vision that leads to a shared destiny.
“He strongly believes that working towards this common vision begins at higher learning institutions and that UCSI, a leading private university, has already adopted some approaches that are synonymous with such ideals,” the statement read.
According to the statement, Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin was educated at the Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School, Marlborough College and London School of Economics and Political Science where he obtained his BSc in Government and Sociology, and MSc in Comparative Politics and Imperial History.
After having worked in a number of think tanks, Houses of Parliament, including a stint at the World Bank as a Public Sector Consultant, Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin returned to Kuala Lumpur and initiated several pertinent and impactful initiatives, some of which were done together with the United Nations.
Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin is the founding president of the Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) and a trustee of Yayasan Chow Kit along with Yayasan Munarah, among others.
“He has orchestrated many programmes related to education and the development of the young minds other than speaking at various forums to address pressing issues in the academic sphere,” the statement said.