Ir. Muhidin Arifin, 55, holds a PhD. in Engineering (Specialized in H-infinity Control Systems) from Universiti Selangor, Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering majoring in Automation & Robotics from research collaboration between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan; B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, USA; Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from MARA Institute of Technology (ITM). He is a member of Board of Engineers Malaysia as a Professional Engineer for the last 28 years. Prior to joining Universiti Selangor, he was with the Malaysia Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) – a Government Technology Venture Capital organization from 1994 to 2004. Before that, Ir. Muhidin had been with a high-tech firm for 2 years then pursuing lecturing and research & consultancy for 10 years with UTM.
He started his carrier in UTM in 1984 as a lecturer, consultant and researcher. Then he joined MTDC in 1994 and has been attached with various divisions, which include Technology Transfer Division, Technology Development Division, Venture Capital & Investment Division, Technology Infrastructure Division, Technology Consultancy Division and ICT Division. He was the pioneer for the establishment of those Technology Incubation Centres within the IPTAs and Institutions such as – UPM, UTM, UKM, UM, UITM and FRIM. Within 6 years of multidisciplinary experiences including technology management & networking, strategic investment, business & development planning, project development & management, technology forecasting & planning and marketing & sales strategy, amongst others during the IMP2 and RMK6 – RMK8, he was promoted as the General Manager to in-charge a total manpower of more than 50 consultants, engineers and managers from 1999 to 2004. At the same time, Ir. Muhidin was an Executive Director - responsible for the overall performance, business development, strategic planning for all the group of invested companies under the Manufacturing and ICT Group of companies. He was also the Director of 3CX Inc. - a technology based company located in Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, which was the founding company of streaming technology as the engine for YouTube today.
During his 8-year tenure with MTDC, he has developed and established few major technology & engineering projects worth millions of dollars and built network, strategic business alliances and joint collaboration effort with international companies and organizations mainly in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippine, Brunei, China, India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Dubai U.A.E., Australia and European Countries. Technologies and companies’ evaluation either from locals or overseas for potential investments were always on his day-to-day activities. He was always know-ledged with technologies development and direction with the economic environment in order for him to get the right perfective planning and evaluation. Now, he brings all his experiences in education, industries, engineering consultation and technology investment for the benefit of Universiti Selangor for what ever reason. With more than 30 years of his experiences – both in public and private sectors, Ir. Muhidin is more than ready to take any challenges and responsibilities locally or internationally. More... »
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