Dato’ Prof Ir Dr Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA as of 1st January 2010. Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar has had a long and diverse career in higher education, serving as a faculty member and administrator. His wealth of experience and track record within the sector has no doubt played a key role in his appointment.
A professor of Civil Engineering, he has devoted over 3 decades to service in UiTM and has both a strong academic reputation as well as expertise in taking organizations through periods of growth.
Amongst others, his expertise has resulted in his appointment to foreign university professorships, among them being, as Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and Visiting Scholar at the Purdue University, USA.
Prior to his current appointment, Sahol Hamid lead the Programme Management Office, Ministry of Higher Education and was vigorously involved in the transformation of Malaysian universities