Adjunct Professor of Economics and Development Studies
Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Kamal Salih, born in 1946, graduated with B.A. (Hons) (Monash) and PhD (Uni. Pennsylvania) in 1973. Served Universiti Sains Malaysia between 1973-85 as Professor, Dean and Deputy VC (Academic). He was the founding Executive Director of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) 1986-1994. As a policy advisor Tan Sri Kamal was a member of the Prime Minster’s Economic Panel in 1981-86, the Malaysian Business Council 1991-1996, and acted as the Rapporteur-General of the first National Economic Consultative Council, MAPEN1 1989- 1991. In 1992 he established the first private medical college in Malaysia, the International Medical University (IMU) and remained its Executive Chairman until 2004. On retiring from IMU, Tan Sri Kamal served as economic advisor on the National Implementation Task Force (NITF) in the Abdullah Badawi Admin 2006-08. He was elected Member of Parliament for Wangsa Maju from 1996 to 1999. In 1996 he established Yayasan Wangsa Maju now known as Yayasan Mahkota, and remains its Chairman until now. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Economics and Development Studies in Universiti Malaya.
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Masters, University of Pennsylvania
B.A. Monash University (Honours)
Area of Expertise
Economics; Development, Regionalism, International Political Economy