The Department would like to congratulate Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim on being appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of University of Malaya.
Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim was a graduate in Electronics and Electrical Engineering in 1976 and a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Birmingham, the UK in 2006. As a professional engineer, Datuk was previously on the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and served for five years, from 2007, as the Chairman of the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) Malaysia.
Datuk Abdul Rahim was also the Vice President of Gas Business from 2002 to 2006, Vice President of Human Resource Management from 1998 to 2002, CEO of PETRONAS Penapisan Melaka, 1991 to 1998 and CEO of Malaysian Refinery Company from 1995 to 1998.
Datuk Abdul Rahim is currently the Immediate Past President of the Malaysian Gas Association, President of Asia-Pacific Natural Gas Vehicle Association and Immediate Past President of the International Gas Union for the triennium 2012 to 2015. He is also an associate member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a Commissioner of the Energy Commission and a member of the National Science & Research Council.
Datuk Abdul Rahim was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) during the Academy’s 19th Annual General Meeting. He was elected in the discipline of Engineering & Computer Sciences.
Prior to being VC to UM, Datuk Rahim was VC of University Technology Petronas since 2012.