Dato' Peter Ng

Residence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Place of Birth
Linggi, Negeri Sembilan

Education
Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
MBA

Lakehead University, Canada
BA (Hons) Psychology
BSc Computer Science

Date of Forming UCSI
May 13, 1986

Dato' Peter Ng

Group Founder and CEO

Residence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Place of Birth
Linggi, Negeri Sembilan

Education
Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
MBA

Lakehead University, Canada
BA (Hons) Psychology
BSc Computer Science

Date of Forming UCSI
May 13, 1986

AWARDS and HONOURS

2018 Edupreneur of the Year
SME and Entrepreneurship Business Awards

2015 Business Leadership Excellence Award 
World Leadership Congress

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Education
World Chinese Economic Forum

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Private Education
Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli)

2013 Special Achievement Award
Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards, Malaysia

Honorary doctorate, Uzbek branch of the Plekhanov Russian Economic University (2012)

2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, presented by the Star Outstanding Business Awards

Recipient, Darjah Dato’ Paduka Award which carries the title Dato’, presented by the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan (2010)

 

POSITIONS HELD

Advisor, Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute

Advisor, Malaysian Chapter of Canadian Graduates Association

Past Chairperson and Governing Council member, Malaysia Canada Business Council 

Founding chairman, Malaysian Logistics Society

 

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS

Panellist, Education in a New Malaysia, National Education and Learning Summit 2019

Guest speaker, Third Silk Road International Cultural Expo, Lanzhou University, China

Panellist, Education and Training – Driving Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Growth, 8th World Chinese Economic Summit, Malaysia, organised by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI)

Keynote speaker, Student Entrepreneurial Experience forum, Kuala Lumpur

Speaker, The Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Revolution, 4th ASEAN Education High Level Forum, Jakarta, organised by ASLI

Moderator, 3rd OIC Higher Education Conference, Kuala Lumpur

Speaker, Eagles Leadership Conference in Singapore, Mentoring Business Leaders

Dato’ Peter Ng is the founder and CEO of UCSI Group – a conglomerate that operates in education, consultancy, healthcare, hotels, property and technology.

The Group began with education as its niche when Ng founded a humble computer training institute on a shoestring budget of RM2,000 in 1986. Today, that institute has grown to become UCSI University – Malaysia’s best private university in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. Ranked in the top 2% of all universities in the world, UCSI is the only Malaysian private university in the world’s top 500. It also stands out as one of the world’s top 70 universities under 50 years old.

After relinquishing the role of vice-chancellor in 2010, Ng focused on the overarching growth strategy for UCSI Group. UCSI expanded rapidly and more than 20 subsidiaries are now parked under the UCSI umbrella. The Group’s many ventures are anchored on a commitment to sustainability and every endeavour is anchored on value innovation.

The Group’s rapid growth is best evinced by its ever-increasing reach. UCSI presently runs two hotels – an eponymous luxury establishment in Kuching and a boutique hotel in Kuala Lumpur – and more establishments will be launched in the future. Its healthcare division is also in the midst of completing the first phase of a 1,000-bed hospital project in Springhill, Negeri Sembilan. Once completed, UCSI Hospital will complement current operations that involve a skin science centre and a general clinic.

UCSI’s growth spurts are facilitated by its property division that has successfully completed a major campus expansion which added more than 1 million ft2 to the University’s operational capacity. In education, UCSI has successfully cast a wider net, providing industry-acclaimed offerings at all levels of education from preschool to postgraduate studies to professional certification.

Ng was also instrumental in establishing UCSI Consulting Group – a leading management strategy provider that focuses on Blue Ocean Strategy, leadership training and professional development. Today, UCSI’s consulting arm counts many of the world’s best companies as its clients. Ever on the lookout for new business opportunities, Ng is also spearheading UCSI’s foray in the mobile network industry, internet provision and wireless solutions.

Ever passionate about learning, Ng believes that leaders must be faithful, available and teachable. Committed to groom tomorrow’s leaders, Ng makes time in his hectic schedule to hone the calibre of high potentials. Mentoring sessions are frequently held and these are not limited to UCSI Group employees. Ng’s own qualities are constantly recognised and he has won top entrepreneurial awards in recent years. Despite the many accolades, Ng retains his down to earth persona by delighting in the simpler pleasures of life – often a game of basketball that he indulges every other day. Never one to forget his roots and the struggles of his early life, Ng frequently contributes to charitable causes. He returns to his hometown whenever he can.

Ng resides in Kuala Lumpur with his wife, Datin Lily. They are the proud parents of four children, Christopher, Natasha, Shamaine and Nathaniel.