Wan Fauziah Wan Yusoff is a Professor at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). Currently, she is the Dean of Faculty of Technology Management and Business UTHM. Beforehand she had served in various management positions at UTHM. She was the Assistant Vice Chancellor (Financial Sustainability), Director of the Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship (CBER), and the first Managing Director of Kutech Sdn. Bhd (now UTHM Holdings Sdn. Bhd). She was also the Managing Director of a group of companies of UTHM Holdings Sdn, Bhd from 2018 to 2021, and Chairman of UTHM Education and Traning Sdn Bhd from 2021-2022.
She began her career as an academician at UTHM in 2004. She had 14 years of working experience and possesses quite a lot of experience in business development and managing business entities. She had successfully completed many business projects. The two significant projects in which she was directly involved were the establishment of UPM Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and UTHM Holdings Sdn. Bhd. She also leads the task force for the roof solar project of UTHM.
Prof. Wan Fauziah accomplished her PhD in 2010 in corporate governance from Victoria University Australia and later in 2011. She was awarded a full scholarship study from the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) to pursue Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge University, UK and completed it in 2012. In 2014 she has been chosen as one of the candidates for the Women Directorship Program at the Ministry of Women and Social Development, Malaysia, to complete Corporate Director modules. Since then she was professionally trained to become a corporate director in Malaysia.
She has produced a number of papers in the area of corporate governance, entrepreneurship and business management and has supervised more than 20 postgraduate students. One of her academic contributions to UTHM was the development of the MBA program. She successfully leads the program until the program was approved by MQA in 2016. Today MBA is a well-known program at UTHM. She is also actively involved in research activities, particularly in the area of entrepreneurship development.
She was appointed as a consultant and advisor for several organizations locally and internationally. Some of them are Committee Member of the Entrepreneurship Council for MOHE (2013-2016), Visiting Professor for Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Nigeria (2014-2016), Visiting Professor Universitas Sebelas Maret Indonesia (2015-2016), main consultant for SMEs Corp for developing TUBE modules (2014), main consultant for FAMA’s project from 2015-2016, External Examiner for Curriculum development for Universiti Teknikal Melaka (UTeM) (2021-2023), Board of Advisor for Association of Economic and Business for Bumiputera Johor State (2022-2025), and lead consultant for P&G and WWF Project from 2022 to 2025. She is also involved in many community projects in collaboration with the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Development and MTDC.
In fact, her involvement in entrepreneurship development had been recognized by MOHE. In January 2017 she received the National Best Entrepreneurship Mentor Award MOHE. Her career aspiration is to become a successful person who can help society by all means, especially in business and entrepreneurship development. She always believes that through entrepreneurship development programs, she can help society for a better life for a better world.
Professor Dr. Wan Fauziah Wan Yusoff
Faculty of Technology Management & Business
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)