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As Taylor's continues to move into a bold and exciting future, sound leadership and governance ensure we meet and exceed the highest standards in the quality of our programmes, research, community engagement, administrattion and policies.


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Taylor’s University is a world-class international university which aims to provide its students with outstanding teaching and cutting edge learning facilities.

Our objective is to produce successful graduates who are first choice for leading employers. We also help our students to graduate with the ambition and entrepreneurial skills to establish their own successful businesses. Work experience gained through internship is an integral part of many of our programmes.

Taylor’s University has a strong international outlook based on its international faculty and students who come from all parts of the world. The international community at Taylor’s is something the University is proud of and intends to continue to develop in order to ensure that our graduates are prepared for the modern international workplace.

Research and enterprise is rising ever higher on the Taylor’s University agenda. Developing international-class research and expertise will further raise the reputation and standing of the University and the value of the degrees held by new graduates and alumni.

If you are thinking of becoming a student at Taylor’s University, my colleagues look forward to answering any question you may have and we look forward to your visit to our Lakeside Campus in Subang Jaya.




Michael Driscoll
Vice Chancellor and President of Taylor’s University 

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Professor Michael J.Driscoll

Vice Chancellor & President


Joined Taylor’s in 2016 as President of the Higher Education Division and President and Vice-Chancellor of Taylor’s University. 


Over 25 years as a university President and Vice-Chancellor in the UK and Malaysia. An economist having worked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris and as a consultant to financial institutions.

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Professor Dr Pradeep Nair

Deputy Vice Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer



Joined Taylor’s in September 1990 and is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer of Taylor’s University, Malaysia since 2009. 


A multi-award winning educator and leader, Pradeep has held key positions in Taylor’s, including Chief Operating Officer of Taylor’s College, Petaling Jaya & Taylor’s Business School and Taylor’s School of Hospitality & Tourism. Pradeep has led numerous institutional turnarounds and pioneered numerous initiatives to transform learning and research in Taylor’s.

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Justin Nathan

Chief Operating Officer 



Joined Taylor’s in 2011 as Chief Information Officer. 


In 2014 took on the role of Group Chief Information Officer, and in 2017 as Chief Operating Officer of Taylor’s University. Previously Project Director in Silverlake Systems, focusing on the implementation of core banking systems.

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Ben Foo

Chief Marketing Officer 



Joined Taylor’s in 2016 as Chief Marketing Officer. 


Previously the Marketing Director of McDonald’s in Malaysia with 25 years of revenue and marketing experience across multiple industries in food retail, media, and fast-moving consumer goods.

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Cheryl Chee

Chief Financial Officer



Joined Taylor’s in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. 


Cheryl started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and was previously the Finance & Administration Director with Moet Hennessy Diageo for more than 16 years, spearheading the accounting, tax, financial planning & analysis, sales planning, legal, supply chain, customer service, IT, and administration functions.

Ethics And Compliance

The Executive Leadership Team also acts as The University Ethics and Compliance Office. They will support administration of the University and ensure that the University’s environment adhere to a standard of ethics and comply with accordance to laws, regulations and guidance. The office is supported by a wider committee to ensure that the University uphold high level of ethics in our daily operations:​


We encourage all employees, students and other stakeholders to report or raise concerns on any suspected wrongdoing. All reports will remain confidential and will be investigated. Whistleblowers will be protected from retaliation. Reports can be raised here.

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Josephine Tan

Campus Director, Taylor's College

Pro Vice Chancellor, Taylor's University International Relations



Josephine Tan is currently the Pro Vice Chancellor of Taylor’s University International Relations and Campus Director of Taylor’s College with over 30 years of working experience in both corporate and education sectors. 


Her extensive years of experience in the field of Media and Communication ensconce the areas of Organizational Culture, Corporate Communication, Human Communication as well as Crisis and Conflict Management. Her expertise in communication led to a number of national and international forums, conferences and corporate trainings as a keynote speaker and professional trainer.


Josephine has also shared her expertise through her position as part of the External Panel appointed by Monash University, Australia for their communication degree programmes conducted at their Malaysian branch as well as the External Examiner appointment by University of the West of England (UWE) for their dual degree business programmes.  On top of these appointments, she established the South East Asia Research for Communication and Humanities (SEARCH) Journal which is indexed by SCOPUS since 2009.

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Associate Professor Dr Anthony Ho

Pro Vice Chancellor, Research & Enterprise 



Dr Anthony Ho obtained his PhD in Animal Biotechnology from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2002. He then joined the Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation, Malaysia. as a Research Scientists, characterizing photosensitisers from natural sources. Subsequently, Dr Ho joined Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) with teaching and research responsibilities. In 2010, he joined Taylor’s University, being appointed the Associate Dean for Research for the Division of Medicine, Pharmacy & Health Sciences.


In 2011, he was appointed the Deputy Dean of the School of Biosciences and assumed the Dean’s position in 2012 and was then appointed to the position of Pro Vice Chancellor, Research & Enterprise in April 2017. Dr. Ho’s research interests include investigating how natural compounds exert their effects at the cellular and molecular level to better understand pathogenesis and progression of disease, particularly for cancer.


He has published and supervised postgraduate students in this area and has been invited to speak about his research at various conferences. He has taught various topics in cancer biology, pharmacology, human physiology, natural products chemistry at the undergraduate level and research methods in science at the postgraduate levels.


Dr. Ho is currently the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and a Life Member of the Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia (LASAM) and The Malaysian Biosafety and Biosecurity Association.

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Professor Dr. David Asirvatham

Executive Dean, Faculty of Innovation and Technology



Dr. David Asirvatham is currently the Executive Dean for the Faculty of Innovation & Technology, Taylor’s University, Malaysia. Prior to this, he was the Director for the Centre of Information Technology at University of Malaya.  He has held numerous posts such the Associate Dean for Faculty of Information Technology (Multimedia University), Project Manager for the Multimedia and IT Infrastructure Development for a university campus (US$14 million), Finance Committee for Multimedia University, SAP Advisory Council, Consultant for e-University Project and many more.  Dr. David completed his Ph.D. from Multimedia University, M.Sc. (Digital System) from Brunel University (U.K.), and B.Sc. (Hons) Ed. and Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from University of Malaya.  He has been lecturing as well as managing ICT projects for the past 30 years.  His area of expertise will include Neural Network, E-Learning, ICT Project Management, Multimedia Content Development and recently he has done some work on Big Data Analytics and AI.


At the national level, he was the Chairman, ICT Human Capital Development for 11th Malaysia Plan 2016-2020 (Prime Minister’s Office), Secretary for the Artificial Intelligence Society Malaysia, Country Representative for the Asia E-learning Network (AEN) based in Japan, Steering Committee Member for the Implementation of E-Learning for Malaysian Public Sector, and Member of the Malaysian Grid for Learning's (MyGfL) Standards Expert Group (SEG), 2003-2004.

At International level, he worked on various ICT Projects and e-learning Workshops in South Africa, Sudan, Iran, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, Maldives, Bangladesh (World Bank Project), UAE, India and Brunei.


On Research, currently he hold two Research Grants: (a) Newton Grant (RM800,000)  and (b) Taylor’s University Grant for Travel Behavior Analytics (RM300,000).  He is also leads the Data Analytics, Modelling and Visualisation Research Cluster at the university.

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Emeritus Professor Dr P.T Thomas

Executive Dean at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences



P.T. Thomas is Professor and Executive Dean at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.  Thomas had the good fortune of being educated in Malaysia, India and the United States of America. He worked with the Ministry of Health Malaysia for 19 years and subsequently as an academic at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia for 17 years, before taking up a position at Taylor’s University in January 2014.  


In 2013, Thomas served for 3 months as Visiting Scholar at Mahidol University.  His area of expertise and research interests are pharmacy practice and quality use of medicines and he is frequently invited as a speaker at conferences, both locally and abroad.  


He has also published many papers, written books and book chapters related to toxicology and pharmacy practice. Thomas has been very closely involved in the development of the Malaysian guidelines and standards for accreditation of pharmacy programmes.  


He was previously a council member and Vice President of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society and also the Chairman of the Regulatory, Law and Ethics Section of the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations.  He is a founding member and current council member of the Malaysian Academy of Pharmacy.  


Thomas is the first and only Malaysian in the US-based ACPE’s International Services Program Advisory Group (ISPAG).  In July 2016, Thomas was appointed for the second time by the Minister of Health as a member of the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia.  He also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of World Vision Malaysia.   He is a strong believer that healthcare professionals and students must contribute to society and that teamwork among healthcare professionals will bring significantly greater benefits to the patient.

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Dr. Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan

Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management



Dr. Neethia has over 23 years of academic experience. Apart from his Bachelor of Laws  {LLB (Hons)} from the University of London UK, he also holds a BA (Hons) in Education from Universiti Sains Malaysia; a Master Degree in Education  (with Distinction) from Universiti Malaya; and, a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from University of Toulouse Jean Jaures, France. He also holds a professional qualification of a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) awarded by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, USA. He is presently the President of ASEAN Tourism Research Association (ATRA) and has been active in various International Boards such as the Asia-Pacific Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Educational Institution (ApacCHRIE) and Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).


His recent works include the appointment as one of the 4 key experts by the European Union funded project for ASEAN countries in the Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme for Tourism Administrators of Vietnam National Tourism Administration. In November 2013, he initiated the setting-up of the ASEAN Tourism Research Network or now aptly known as ATRA a regional cooperation among Universities in ASEAN countries for greater research collaboration on issues related to Hospitality & Tourism. He actively publishes research papers and holds significant grants for research and consultancy projects. Presently, he is the Executive Dean, Faculty of Hospitality, Food and Leisure Management at Taylor's University, Malaysia which is ranked Top 20 in the world by QS World University Rankings by Subject.