Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Mohd Amin Jalaludin was appointed as the Chairman of the University’s Board of Governors on March 2020. He was formerly the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Malaya from November 2013 to April 2017. Prior to that, he had served in a number of roles at the University of Malaya including as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the University Malaya Specialist Centre from September 2009 to November 2013, as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International) from 2006 to 2009, Dean for the Faculty of Medicine cum Director of the University Malaya Medical Centre from 2000 till 2006, Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Medicine in 2000, and Head of Department of Otorhinolaryngology for the Faculty of Medicine from 1996 till 1999.
After completing his studies at the English College, Johor Bahru, he pursued his higher education in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Malaya from 1977 to 1982. He started his academic career as a lecturer in the field of Otorhinolaryngology on 1 September 1983. Between 1988 and 1990, he was sent to further his training at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Scotland where he earned a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 1989. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Mohd Amin was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School in 1994 and also a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine in June 1996. In June 2012, he was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Science, Malaysia.
As an academic, Mohd Amin has contributed extensively to research and the medical profession. He has researched the areas of otology (head and neck surgery), laryngology, and otorhinolaryngology. These and other works have been published in more than 70 journal papers and 36 conferences and seminars and other publications. He has also been actively involved in many professional medical committees and is currently the President of the Asian Federation Laryngectomee Association (AFLA), and Honorary Medical Advisor of the Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor and Federal Territory. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Scotland, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, USA.