UM Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (Company No. 566829-U) (“UMH”), a company incorporated in Malaysia on 13 December 2001 under the Companies Act 1965, is wholly owned by the University of Malaya (“UM” or ‘the University”). UMH the commercial and investment arm of UM, is a diversified group with interests in real properties, major healthcare establishments, private education, research programmes involving high technology applications, plantations, innovations and commercialisation.
UMH is the principal vehicle dedicated to the realisation and optimisation of resources, expertise and knowledge within UM and in collaboration with smart partners for the attainment of commercial and academic objectives. It plays a pivotal role towards meeting the needs and objectives of both the University and the nation in all spheres of development.
As the commercial and investment arm of UM, we facilitate the maximisation of returns of the resources, expertise and knowledge available at UM to meet the needs and objectives of the University and the National Higher Education Strategic Plan as well as the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education). Through its activities, UMH is able to provide a platform for UM to share their expertise with the commercial world, forging a synergistic partnership of academia and the economic sectors.
The composition of the Board was restructured in late 2009 with the appointment of a new Chairman and subsequently new Board members to bring UMH to new heights.