Datuk Parmjit Singh
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation
Datuk Parmjit Singh is CEO of Asia Pacific Institute of IT (APIIT) and Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation. His pioneering spirit led him to conceptualise and establish the first technology focused institution in Malaysia - APIIT in 1993. Under his visionary leadership, the both APIIT & APU have evolved into Malaysia’s leading education enterprises and globally recognised brands, with a portfolio of 100+ academic programmes & more than 13,000 students, including more than 6,000 international students from 130+ countries.
Spurred by his entrepreneurship acumen, Datuk Parmjit introduced several market-leading home-grown innovations such as the first university transfer programmes, twinning degrees, modular Post-graduate degrees, 3+0 degrees and offshore campuses. Consequently, recognition has come through numerous awards - the first Malaysian ISO certified institution, Enterprise 50 Awards, MITI Export Excellence Award; MDEC Premier Digital Tech University, QS No.1 in Asia for Multi-cultural learning experience.
Datuk Parmjit Singh received double honours in the 2021 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, being selected the overall Malaysian EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Master Entrepreneur of the Year.
He has and continues to serve the nation in various capacities as Chairman, Advisor, Board and Council Member on a number of key National Bodies & Government Agencies which influence policies and strategies for technology, human resource development, higher education and talent development.
Under Datuk Parmjit’s stewardship, the organisation continues to innovate and expand its national and global footprint guided by key priorities - serving society, accessibility to quality higher education, and employability of graduates.