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


Dr Tereso Abella, President, Central Luzon State University, Philippines

Denise Abreu e Lima, President, Language Without Borders, Brazil

Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Former Chairman, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan

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

Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, Provost and CEO, Heriot Watt University, Malaysia

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

Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal – International, University of Dundee, UK

Aasha Abdulmuhsin Ali, Postgraduate – Language and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, Iraq

Professor Abdul Karim Alias, Director, Centre for Development of Academic Excellence (CDAE), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Nooruldeen Fernas Jumaah Alsawad, Postgraduate – Language and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, Iraq

Dr Ofelia Angulo Guerrero, Director General – International, the National Technological Institute of Mexico, Mexico

Hon. Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN, ASEAN Secretariat, Indonesia 

Irina Arzhanova, Executive Director, National Training Foundation, Russia

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

Professor Sayed Azam-Ali, CEO, Crops For the Future, Malaysia

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


Dr Cloud Bai-Yun, CEO, NARIC, UK

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 Roger Barton, Provost, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), Malaysia 

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

Stéphanie Béthencourt, Stakeholder Engagement Officer – IELTS, IDP Education, Australia

Professor Arham Bin Abdullah, Director – Industry Relation Division, Higher Education Department, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia

Professor Noor Bin Ismail, Deputy General of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia

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

Oliver Carpenter, Marketing Student, Bournemouth University, UK

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

Professor Emeritus Soottiporn Chittmitrapap, Advisor, Deputy Minister of Education, The National Research Council of Thailand Executive Board, Office of the Higher Education Commission, and National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), Thailand

Linda Chang, Director for Global Alliances - Office of International Affairs, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

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

Professor Carol Costley, Director, Work and Learning Research Centre – Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences, Middlesex University, UK

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

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 

Fiona Crozier, Head of International, Quality Assurance Agency, UK

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

Professor Richard Davies, Vice-Chancellor, University of  Swansea, UK

Sarah Deverall, Country Director, British Council, Malaysia

Emanuela Di Gropello, Manager, Corporate and Human Development Unit, Independent Evaluation Group (IEG),  World Bank Group

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 Tony Downes, Provost and CEO, University of Reading Malaysia, Malaysia

Professor Pamela Dube, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Student Development and Support, The University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Matt Durnin, Matt Durnin, Head of Research and Consultancy - British Council International Education Services, British Council, China


Syazana Ebil, Education Officer, Institute of Brunei Technical Education, Brunei

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

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University, UK 

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

Dr Ardeshir Geranpayeh, Head of Automated Assessment & Learning, Cambridge Assessment English, UK

Professor Kamila Ghazali, Associate Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

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

Ruth Harley, Events Management Student, Bournemouth University, UK

Kathryn Harrison-Graves, Head of Global Partnerships, The Higher Education Academy, UK

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

Associate Professor Le Trong Hung, Director General of Science and Technology Department, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam

Professor Axel Hunger, Dean of Studies, Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Dr Janet Ilieva, Director and Founder, Education Insight, UK

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

His Excellency Dr Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Minister of Education, Ministry of Education, Thailand

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

Chi Jian, President, Beijing Sport University, China

Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Advance HE, UK

Professor Tim Jones, Provost and Vice-Principal, University of Birmingham, UK

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


Yagna Vipool Karia, Student – Bachelor of Laws, Taylor’s University, Kenya

Professor Graham Kendall, Provost, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia

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

Daria Kozlova, First Vice Rector, ITMO University, Russia

Agata Krupińska, Student, Lodz University of Technology – BINUS University Indonesia, Poland

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

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

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


Mary Kay Magistad, Creator and Host, 'Whose century is it?' Podcast, USA

Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Dame Mary Marsh, Asia Advisory Board, University of Nottingham, UK

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

Madin Mohamed Maseeh, Student – International & Strategic Studies, Universiti Malaya, Maldives

Brenda McMahon, Global Head of Higher Education – Teaching & Students, British Council, UK

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

Professor Olive Mugenda, Member, Judicial Service Commission, 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

Her Excellency Tan Sri Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur, Secretary General, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia



Nwamaka Ogbonna, Member, Future Leaders Connect, Nigeria

Professor Siow Heng Ong, Dean of International Affairs, Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore

Y.Bhg. Datin Paduka Ir. Dr Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir, Director General, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia

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

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

Mina Patel, Assessment Research Project Manager, British Council, Malaysia

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

Viniti Premchand Punjabi, Student – Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Food Services Management, Taylor’s University, Indonesia

Cynthia Evinda Putrimeida, Student – Bachelor of Business, Taylor’s University, Indonesia


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

Jesse Frank Rafidi, International Student – Master of Business (MBA), Asia School of Business, Malaysia

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

Professor Daniel Reidpath, Professor of Population Health & Director SEACO, Monash University, Malaysia

Paul J G Rennie OBE, Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission, Malaysia

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

Professor Anne Rixom, Professor of Practice in Higher Education Management, University of Bath, UK

Ian Robinson, EU SHARE Programme Director, British Council, Indonesia

Justin Rodford, Partnership Manager, Cambridge Assessment English, UK


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

Professor Dato' Dr Hassan Said, Vice-Chancellor, University Technology Mara (UiTM), Malaysia

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

Dr Kavita Sharma, President, South Asian University, India

Dr Vanita Shastri, Dean – Global Education and Strategic Programs, Ashoka University, India

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

Associate Professor Munir Shuib, Deputy Director – National Higher Education Research Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia

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

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

Vivienne Stern, Director, Universities UK International, UK

Dr R. Purwanto Subroto, Director – University Partnership Directorate, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia

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

Dr Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (RIHED), Thailand

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

Professor Rebecca Taylor, Provost, University of Southampton Malaysia Campus, Malaysia

Chao-Jin Teh, Student, Centre for Research Creation in Digital Media, Sunway University, Malaysia

Enrico Tiongson, Student, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

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

Peter Truckel, Director – VFX Hub, Bournemouth University, UK

Associate Professor Tran Anh Tuan, Deputy Director General of Higher Edcucation, Higher Education Department, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam 


Kevin Van Cauter, Senior Adviser – Higher Education Partnerships and Transnational, British Council, UK

Dr Abhi Veerakumarasivam, Chair, Young Scientists Network, Malaysia

Professor Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Marianne Joy Vital, Project Consultant – K-12 Project Management Unit, Commission on Higher Education, Philippines

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

Hon. Dr Professor Shearer West, Vice-Chancellor and President, Univeristy of Nottingham, UK

Samantha Weston, Interim Vice Provost and Academic Director – Teaching & Learning, University of Reading Malaysia, Malaysia

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

Professor Richard A. Williams OBE, Vice-Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University, UK

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

Albert Wolf, Student, European Management School – BINUS University Indonesia, Germany


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

Professor Yazrina Yahya, Director, International Relations Centre – UKM Global, Universiti Kebangsaan 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