Dr. Mahendhiran Nair CEO, Monash University, Malaysia

Professor Mahendhiran Nair is the Vice President (Research & Development) at Monash University Malaysia and Chief Executive Officer of Monash Malaysia R&D Company.

Professor Mahendhiran has extensive experience in international education, where he has taught in Canada and the Asia-Pacific region. He has held senior leadership roles in tertiary institutions, developing strategies to promote education and research excellence in the ASEAN region. In his current roles at Monash University Malaysia, he is leading the development of multi-disciplinary research and education platforms that contribute to nation-building in the ASEAN region. Professor Mahendhiran has been a subject matter expert for government agencies, public policy organisations and ‘think-tanks’ in Malaysia and the Middle East.

Geoffrey was awarded a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) from the University of Bath in 2011, with specialization of governance; whole school effectiveness and improvement. He additionally lectures for Endicott College on their Masters of International School Leadership.