Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business

Founding Dean (2011 - 2015)

image.pngProfessor Dr Noor Azizi Ismail

The development of the School owes much to the strong and capable leadership shown by its founding dean, Prof Dr Noor Azizi (2011-2015). A man with a strong vision and leadership skill, Noor Azizi was instrumental in making OYAGSB a respected, relevant, and responsive business school in the country. Through keen observation and deep understanding, he knew what a business school should have to make its mark on the international stage.

With the support of everyone at the School, he embarked on an uncharted journey to internationalisation. Though perilous it may seem, the journey yielded expected results. The long, hard work was not without gain. Defying all odds, the School succeeded in getting international accreditations of ABEST21, AMBA, and AACSB. Now, the School can stand tall with its achievements and one of the business schools to be reckoned.

Noor Azizi's contribution to OYAGSB is invaluable; indeed, his tremendous contribution was recognised further when he was given the mandate to hold the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation in August 2015. His talent is further noticed when in July 2017, he started his new position as the Deputy Director General of Higher Education (IPTA) at the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.  As the Malay saying goes, ‘Tuah ayam nampak di kaki, tuah manusia siapa tahu’ (trans: no one knows where your talent will land you at).

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Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB)
Universiti Utara Malaysia
06010 UUM Sintok
Kedah Darul Aman Malaysia
TEL: +604 928 7130/7113/7120/7121
FAX: +604 928 7160
EMAIL: oyagsb@uum.edu.my

Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB)
Universiti Utara Malaysia (Kampus Kuala Lumpur)
27-1B Tingkat 1, Wisma Sri Muda (UUMKL Menara 2)
Jalan Raja Muda Abd Aziz, Kampung Baru
50300 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
TEL: +604-928 7192/7194

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