Board of Directors

Prof. Dato' Sri Dr. Ashgar Ali bin Ali Mohamed

Director of IIUM Holdings Sdn. Bhd.

Prof Ashgar Ali

Prof. Dato' Sri Dr. Ashgar Ali bin Ali Mohamed graduated with Bachelor of Law (LL.B (Hons)) and Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Master of Laws (LL.M (Hons)) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Law (PhD) from the Graduate School of Management, University Putra Malaysia. He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor by the High Court of Malaya in 1992. He is currently a Professor and Dean of the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia with more than 20 years of teaching experience.

Prof. Dato' Sri Dr. Ashgar Ali has authored and/or edited several books on employment law, alternative dispute resolution and Malaysian Legal System as follows: Dismissal from Employment and the Remedies 2nd eds. (Petaling Jaya: LexisNexis, 2014); Retrenchment: The Law and Practice in Malaysia (Sweet and Maxwell Asia, 2012); Migrant Workers Law and Practice in Malaysia (Malaysian Current Law Journal (MCLJ), 2012); Sexual Harassment at the Workplace in Malaysia (Malaysian Current Law Journal (MCLJ), Ampang, 2011); Procedure for Unfair Dismissal Claims in Malaysia (Petaling Jaya: LexisNexis 2009), Mediation: The Law and Practice in Malaysia (Petaling Jaya: LexisNexis 2010); Malaysian Legal System (Malaysian Current Law Journal (MCLJ), 2014); Sexual Harassment in Schools and Institution of Higher Learning in Malaysia (IIUM Press, 2015) and Employment Misconduct (Petaling Jaya: LexisNexis, 2016).

Besides the above, he is frequently sought after contributor for annotation of the Malaysian Statutes (ASM) by LexisNexis Malaysia Sdn Bhd. As at April 2015, he had annotated some 40 statutes for the above publisher.

Apart from the above, he has written numerous articles published in both local and international journals/reports and has also presented papers at numerous local and international conferences in the area of employment law, alternative dispute resolution and civil litigation, among others. His area of interest includes Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Shariah Law and Practice in Malaysia.

He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board and Board of Reviewers of the Journal of Administrative Sciences (JAS) – ISSN: 1675-1302. Further, he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Malaysian Shariah Law Reports (LexisNexis) and Journal of Law and Criminal Justice, a refereed international journal, ISSN 2374-2674 (Print) 2374-2682 (Online) http://jlcjnet.com/. He was also the Executive and Steering Committee member of the Asia Pacific Mediaton Forum (APMF).

Prof. Dato' Sri Dr. Ashgar Ali was a Visiting Fellow of the Asian law Institute (ASLI) - Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore in 2008. Currently, he is a fellow of the Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA), Ministry of Human Resources. Further, he was appointed as Advisor to the Ministry of Human Resources and Manpower on National Tripartite Conference on Decent Work in 2008. Apart from above, he is an expert respondent for the subject of ‘Labour Law’ in the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index since 2011. He was conferred the Best Researcher award at Kulliyyah Level in 2006.