Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thank You Prof Dr Ibrahim Kamal Abdul Rahman

Professor Dr Ibrahim Kamal Abdul Rahman is a very much respected personality in Universiti Teknologi MARA and particularly within the accounting fraternity in Malaysia. Today is his last official day as the Dean of the Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA and this entry is especially dedicated to this great man. Throughout his tenureship as a dean, Professor Ibrahim Kamal has successfully brought the Faculty of Accountancy to greater heights. Indeed, the establishment of the Accounting Research Institute (ARI) in 2003 was his own "brainchild". As a dean to one of the largest faculties in the university, he wanted to give equal emphasis to both academic programs and research activities. Hence, ARI was established so that keen researchers could embark on research projects and to focus on publications and academic writings. Facilities and resources were specifically given to ARI so as to allow the newly formed research institute to grow in tandem with the faculty's progress. ARI has since evolved from "special-interest group SIG" to "research centre" and to research institute. Today, it is one of the six national Higher Institutions' Centre of Excellence (HICoE). This successful evolution is in itself a tribute to the vision of this great man: Professor Dr Ibrahim Kamal. We will certainly miss your leadership as a dean. Today, the faculty has grown many folds and has produced many "first". Thank you sir, may you continue to be a great mentor and an inspiration to all of us....

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