Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) appointed new CEO

The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) has appointed Professor Datuk Dr Husaini Omar as its new chief executive officer effective today, according to a statement from the agency.

Husaini replaced Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Rahmah Mohamed who has completed her contract of services.

“MQA is confident that Husaini can inject the aspirations needed by the agency and drive the agency’s transformation towards its vision of becoming a global authority in qualifications and quality assurance of higher education,” it said

Born on March 10, 1963 in Kelantan, Husaini is an engineering geologist. He obtained his Bachelor of Science with Honours (Geology) from Universiti Malaya (UM) in 1988, Masters Degree in Geology Engineering from University of Leeds, United Kingdom (1994), and Doctor of Engineering (System Engineering) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2002.

WIth eight years of industrial experience as geology engineer, Husaini started his career as a university lecturer at Engineering Faculty in UPM in 1996 before being promoted to Associate Professor in 2002 and later a Professor in 2011.