Prof Ir Dr Mohd Saleh


YBhg. Dato’ Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Saleh bin Jaafar was appointed as a Board Member of Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) on 5 April 2019. He holds a Ph.D (Structures) from Sheffield University, United Kingdom, MS (Structures) from University of Michigan and BSc (Civil Engineering) from Michigan State University.

Dato’ Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd. Saleh Jaafar is currently the Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education Malaysia. He plays significant role as the Deputy Chair in the development of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education) and currently tasks to implement the initiatives outlined in the Blueprint specifically for the private higher education institutions. He oversees and co-authors these transformation documents.

At the professional level, Dato’ Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd. Saleh Jaafar is a registered engineer under the Board of Engineers Malaysia. He is also the Fellow Academy of Sciences, Malaysia as well as the Member American Society of Civil Engineers. He is the Founding Council Member European Silk Roads University Consortium (ESRUC) and the Founding Member, University Networks for Tropical Agriculture. Dato’ Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd. Saleh Jaafar believes in bringing out the best from people and believes everyone can create values for the organization. His leadership style can be summarized as Listen, Learn and Lead.