Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Ibrahim Saad is a post-war baby whose destiny is to wear different hats as he lives his life to serve society. His contribution has been acknowledged in three distinct fields namely education, politics and sports.
Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Ibrahim’s has gone through the works in education. He started off his career as a teacher in Kuala Lumpur Technical Institute and the Royal Military College of Malaysia. He moved on to become a lecturer at the Sultan Idris Teachers’
Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Ibrahim is a prolific writer. He has written numerous books on education and politics. Being proficient in both Bahasa Melayu and English, he has also translated various books into Malay including “The Malay Dilemma” by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. He was also for a number of years, the Country Editor for the
Being a self-professed social activist, Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Ibrahim’s switch in career from education to politics is a natural progression. Motivated by the strong desire to serve his society, Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Ibrahim assumed political positions at the state and federal levels. He started his illustrious career in politics as a Political Secretary to the then Minister of Youth, Culture & Sports in 1983. Then, he stood for election and became an Exco member and was chosen to become the Deputy Chief Minister of
Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Ibrahim is a good example of a well-balanced individual. Aside from academic, he is also inclined towards sports. Having been born a little too soon at the time when sports was more recreational rather than professional, Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Ibrahim has been the Vice President of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) for several years and the Team Manager for the Malaysian Olympic & National team. He is also the Deputy President of the World Pencak Silat Federation. Recently, Prof. Dato Seri Dr. Ibrahim had been appointed as the Chairman, Sports Advisory Panel under purview of the Minister of Youth & Sports. He is also the Chairman of the Steering Committee for the upcoming Commonwealth Games Melbourne and Asia Games Doha 2006.
With his appointment as the President (Vice Chancellor) of Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Ibrahim Saad has come full cycle. From his initial beginning as a teacher, then a Political Secretary at the Ministry of Education, he is now heading a University which aspires to be ‘the’ technical