Professor Mahendhiran Nair is the Vice President (Research and Development) at Monash University Malaysia and CEO of Monash Malaysia R&D Sdn Bhd. He has extensive experience in international education and research leadership and has taught in Canada and the Asia Pacific region. He has been a subject expert for government
agencies, public policy organizations, industry and ‘think-tanks’ in Malaysia and the Middle East. He is also leading a research team that is studying the impact of Science Technology and Innovation on Economic Development in emerging economies. He is a Fellow of CPA (Australia) and Fellow of Academy of Sciences Malaysia.