ACADEMICIAN EMERITUS PROFESSOR TAN SRI DATO’ DR CHUAH HEAN TEIK is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Elsoft. He was appointed to the Board on 19 June 2023.
Dr. Chuah Hean Teik graduated with a BEng (First Class Honours), MEngSc and PhD in electrical engineering, all from University of Malaya. From July 1988-April 1997, he was on the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department of the UM. From May 1997–Jan 2008, Dr Chuah was a Senior Professor at the Multimedia University (MMU), during which he held various posts as Vice President (R&D and Academic Development), Dean of Engineering, and Director of Research. He was President of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia from 2008-2019, where he is now an Emeritus Professor. He is now a UTAR Council Member, Chairman of the UTAR Hospital Board; and an independent non-executive director of public listed company Elsoft Research Berhad in Malaysia and public listed company Silverlake Axis Ltd in Singapore.
Dr Chuah’s research interests include microwave remote sensing and applied electromagnetics. He has authored/co-authored more than 280 papers in international journals and conferences. Dr. Chuah has received many awards locally and internationally for his research work and his outstanding contributions to the engineering profession. Among them include the 1990 Young Scientist Award at the 23rd General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) at Prague, Czechoslovakia; 1993 Young Scientist Award at the 24th General Assembly of URSI at Kyoto, Japan; 1995 Young Scientist Award (Industrial Sector) by the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment; 1999 Malaysian Toray Science Foundation Science and Technology Award; 2017 Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations; Honorary Doctor of Engineering by MMU in 2013; 2019 FEIAP Engineer of the Year; 2019 World Federation of Engineering Organisations Medal of Excellence in Engineering Education, and 2021 Chinese Government’s Friendship Award; the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award from Malaysian Professional Centre, and the Distinguished Honorary Fellow by IEM in 2022.
Dr. Chuah was Past President of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET) (2016-2022), Past President of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) (2011-2015), Past President of IEM (2009-2011); and current Chairman of FEIAP Standing Committee on Engineering Education, and Chairman of the Africa, Asia and the Pacific (AAP) Accord Engineering Education Council. He is a Senior Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia (ASM); Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK; the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA; and the Electromagnetics Academy, USA.
He was conferred by the Governor of Penang an Order of Chivalry, Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri, which carries the title “Dato” in 2005, and Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri, which carries the title “Dato Seri” in 2023; and conferred the Panglima Setia Mahkota Award, which carries the title “Tan Sri”, by the Yang DiPertuan Agung, in 2019.
He does not have any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholders of the Company. He has no conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest, including interest in any competing business with the Company and its subsidiaries. He had no convictions for offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any.