Our People

Board of Trustees

Tan Sri Dato' Dr R. Palan, Ph.D., AMP

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. R. Palan serves as the Pro Chancellor of the University of Cyberjaya. He is the Chairman of SMRT Holdings Berhad and the Group Managing Director of Minda Global Berhad.

He completed his PhD (Education) at the Federation University, Ballarat, Australia and his Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School. A former corporate trainer, he has authored over 15 books and numerous articles. A full CV is available here.


Puan Sri Datin Kamu Palan

Puan Sri Kamu Palan started her career as a teacher in 1986 with the Ministry of Education and later as a corporate trainer with SMR Group before joining the board of SMRT Holdings Berhad for a few years.

She pursued a NCC Diploma in Computers (1987) from the Systematic Computer Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; a Certificate in Training & Development (1992) from the Institute of Training & Development, U.K.; and a Diploma in Management (2003) from the Institute of Administrative Management, U.K.


Co-Founders

Maha Palan

Maha is a director at SMRT Holdings Berhad and Minda Global Berhad. He has a Masters in Financial Engineering from Imperial College London, and a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester. He previously worked for British Petroleum and a prominent venture capital firm in London.

Malayandi (Andy) Palan

Andy is currently a student at the Stanford University, pursuing a PhD in Computer Science. He has a Bachelors in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.