Going Global 2018 will take place from Wednesday 2 May - Friday 4 May in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Executive Director, The Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

Dr Janetta Sika Akoto, Deputy Registrar, University of Mines and Technology, Ghana

Professor Gazi Mahabubul Alam, Vice-Chancellor and Chairman, Central University of Science and Technology (CUST), Bangladesh

His Excellency Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary General for Socio-Cultural Community, ASEAN Secretariat, Indonesia

Irina Arzhanova, Executive Director, National Training Foundation, Russia

Dr Graeme Atherton, Director – NEON UK, London Higher, UK

Professor Mohd Ismail Abd Aziz, Director General, Department of Polytechnic Education – Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia


Simon Baker, Data Editor, Times Higher Education, UK

Leverne Barber, Deputy Head of Institute of Sport and Exercise Science and National Teaching Fellow, University of Worcester, UK

Professor Ahmed Bawa, Chief Executive Officer, Universities South Africa, South Africa

Professor Jo Beall, Director – Education and Society and Executive Board Member, British Council, UK

Professor Dame Janet Beer, Trustee, British Council, UK

Sharon Bell, Group Vice Principal – Commercial and International, Warwickshire College Group (WCG), UK

Dr Daniel Brooker, Senior International Education Manager, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr Courtney Brown, Vice President – Strategic Impact, Lumina Foundation, USA

Brett Berquist, Director International, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Erik Bloom, Senior Social Sector Specialist, Asian Development Bank, USA

Professor Chiheb Bouden, Professor of Industrial Engineering, the National School of Engineers of Tunis (ENIT), Tunisia


Gail Campbell, Director Education – MENA, British Council, Egypt

Professor Brian Cantor, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bradford, UK

Rob Carthy, Director of International Development, Northumbria University, UK

Dr Rahul Choudaha, Executive Vice-President of Global Engagement, Research & Intelligence, StudyPortals, USA

James Chau, Broadcaster, Writer and UN Goodwill Ambassador, China

Allison Church, Director of Educational Programme MENA, Kiron Open Higher Education, Jordan

Professor Robin Clark, Director of Professional Engineering, University of Warwick, UK

David Corke, Director of Education and Skills Policy, Association of Colleges, UK

Andy Coxall, Chief Executive of Student Experiences, Common Purpose, UK

Professor Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chair, Talloires Network, South Africa

Professor Glenda Crosling, Head of Centre for Higher Education Research, Sunway University, Malaysia

Professor Andrew Crouch, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa 

Professor Sir Paul Curran, President, City – University of London, UK

Sarah Deverall, Country Director, British Council, Malaysia

Emanuela Di Gropello, Manager, Human Development and Corporate Programs, World Bank Group, USA

Dr Erich Dietrich, Assistant Vice-President for Global Programs and Associate Dean of Global Affairs, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, USA


Professor Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, President, Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), Slovenia

Winnie Eley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – International and Advancement, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Professor Christine Ennew, Provost, University of Warwick, UK 

Dr Colman Farrell, Entrepreneurial Specialist, The Innovation Academy, University College Dublin, Ireland

Dr Warren Fox, Chief of Higher Education, Knowledge and Human Development Authority Dubai, UAE


James Gardner, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Strategic and International Partnerships, De Montfort University, UK

Bill Glew, Director – Postgraduate Programmes, University of Aston, UK

Paul Grainger, Enterprise Lead – Education, Practice and Society, UCL Institute of Education, UK

Professor Colin Grant, Vice-Principal – International, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Professor David Green, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Worcester, UK

Aysen Guven, Head of English and Higher Education, British Council, Turkey

Professor Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, Founding Chair, United Nations Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Malaysia

Johannes Heinlein, Vice-President – Strategic Partnerships, edX, USA

Professor Perry Hobson, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Global Engagement, Taylor's University, Malaysia

Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor – Teaching and Learning, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr Joe Hong, Registrar, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications, Hong Kong


Lakshmi Iyer, Global Head of Education, Sannam S4, India

Professor Suzi Jarvis, Director, The Innovation Academy, University College Dublin, Ireland

Chi Jian, President, Beijing Sport University, China

Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia


Professor Abid Khan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President – Global Engagement, Monash University, Australia

Dr Ayesha Khanna, Co-founder and CEO, ADDO AI, Singapore

Daria Kozlova, First Vice Rector, ITMO University, Russia

Professor John Latham, Vice-Chancellor, Coventry University, UK

Brandon Lee, Director-General – Private Education, Committee for Private Education Group, Singapore

Professor HC Man, Dean of Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Professor Mohd Shahir Liew, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research & Innovation, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia


Mary Kay Magistad, Journalist and Correspondent, Public Radio International, USA

Professor Peter Mascher, Vice-Provost – International Affairs, McMaster University, Canada

Professor J. Anitha Menon, Associate Professor of Health Psychology, University of Zambia, Zambia

Professor Olive Mugenda, Former Vice-Chancellor, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Christian Müller, Director of Strategy, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany

Dr Joanna Newman MBE, Chief Executive and Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK

YBhg Tan Sri Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd. Nur, Secretary General, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia


Nwamaka Ogbonna, Researcher, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Nigeria

Professor Rofina Yasmin Othman, Associate Vice-Chancellor – Industry and Community Networks, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Professor Anne Pakir, Associate Vice-President, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Laksmi Pamuntjak, Author and Poet, Indonesia

Celia Partridge, Assistant Director, Partnerships and Mobility, Universities UK International, UK

Michael Peak, Senior Adviser – Education Research, British Council, UK

Dr Stuart Perrin, Dean of International Affairs, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, USA

Guy Perring, Regional Director Asia, i-graduate, Malaysia

Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor, University of Northampton, UK

Dr Hans Pohl, Programme Director, STINT, Sweden


Dr Mai Thi Quyny Lan, Head of Department, Institute for Education Quality Assurance, Vietnam

Bill Rammell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bedfordshire, UK


Dr Mohamad Saad, Head of Department of Psychology, The British University in Egypt, Egypt

Professor Mohammed Salifu, Executive Secretary, National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), Ghana 

Dr Kavita Sharma, President, South Asian University, India

Professor Daniel Shek, Associate Vice-President, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

Catherine Sinclair-Jones, Research And Policy Analyst, British Council, Pakistan

Dr Parmjit Singh, Chief Executive Officer, APIIT Education Group, Malaysia

Professor Euiho Suh, Associate Vice-President – Strategy and Excellence, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Dr Nobuko Tanaka, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Worcester – Toin University of Yokohama, Japan

Professor Xie Tao, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China

Dr Fabrizio Trifiro, Manager – International, Quality Assurance Agency, UK


Dr Abhi Veerakumarasivam, Chair, Young Scientists Network, Malaysia

Professor Nigel Weatherill, Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Professor Shearer West, Vice-Chancellor, Univeristy of Nottingham, UK

Dr Morris Williams, Director – International Partnerships, University of the West of England, UK

Dr Ian Willis, Lead on Internationalisation Research for Doctor of Education, University of Liverpool, UK


Nordin Yahaya, Pro Vice-Chancellor – International, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Ahmad Jauhari bin Yahya, Former CEO, Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia

Professor Lu Yan, Vice Director of the China Research Centre for Sport and Persons with Disability, Beijing Sport University, China

Yinbo Yu, International Students’ Officer, National Union of Students, UK