Yahaya Ibrahim


1. Name: Yahaya Ibrahim, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr.

2. Occupation: Educationist

3. Date and place of birth: February 18, , Bayan Lepas, Penang

4. Education:

  1. PhD, Southern Illinois University, USA
  2. MSc, Southern Illinois University, USA
  3. BA, University of Reading, UK
  4. Penang Free School
  5. Francis Light School
  6. Bayan Lepas Malay School


5. Contributions:

  1. Have served under six Prime Ministers and some 17 Ministers of Education and Higher Education
  2. Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  3. Chairman of Kirkby International College and Institute Megatech
  4. Governor and Director of KBU International College
  5. Chairman, Yahaya Ibrahim Educational Services Sdn. Bhd.
  6. Chairman, Ingersoll Jati (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  7. Chairman, Zepico Sdn. Bhd.
  8. Chairman, Berkat Honeywell (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  9. Executive Director, Kejuruteraan QSK Sdn. Bhd.
  10. Director, Kolej Sarjana
  11. Director, Rauna Sdn. Bhd.
  12. Chairman, Malmac Sdn. Bhd.
  13. Executive Chairman, Dimetric Sdn. Bhd
  14. Chairman, WTO Sdn. Bhd.
  15. Head of Kirkby College Alumni Association
  16. Assistant Chief Inspector of Schools, Ministry of Education (July 1968 to February 1984)
  17. Trained as a primary school teacher in 1954 and later as secondary school teacher at Malacca High School


6. Honours and Awards:

  1. Panglima Setia Mahkota (P.S.M.)
  2. Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Perak (D.P.M.P.)
  3. Darjah Dato’ Seri Azlanii (D.S.A.)
  4. Johan Setia Mahkota (J.S.M.)
  5. Ahli Mangku Negara (A.M.N.)
  6. Darjah Johan Negeri (D.J.N.) Penang
  7. Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (P.J.K.) Malacca
  8. Conferred Panglima Setia Mahkota (P.S.M.) which carries the title “Tan Sri” by D.Y.M.M. Yang Di Pertuan Agong in June 2005
  9. Tokoh Guru Kebangsaan award in 1998
  10. Bapa National Association of Private and Independent Educational Institutions Malaysia in 1994
  11. Tokoh Guru of private colleges in 1991



Ching Abdullah, Yaqin. (2012, June 24). My schooldays: you get what you deserve, not what you want. Retrieved from www.nst.com.my.

New Malaysian Who’s Who. (2nd ed.) (Vol. 1). (1995). Kuala Lumpur: Kasuya Publishing Sdn. Bhd.


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