Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Abdullah is a hands-on practitioner, business executive and a consultant in various industries. He had gained experience throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has also held various positions as President and CEO of high-tech and biotechnology companies in the U.S.A., Canada and Malaysia. Currently, he is the founder and President Araken Sdn Bhd, a System Engineering, Consulting, Software and Technology Development and Integration Company.
He was engaged as a Subject Matter Expert and Advisor of Automotive OEM for the improvements in Procurement, Marketing, Sales, Services, Parts and Warranty and Human Capital Development. In the Public Sector, he is an Advisor and Subject Matter Expert for Improvement and Transformation of Zakat Management to two State Zakat Boards. He also served as a Project Director of Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) while serving as interim Executive Director of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
He has published over 20 research papers in academic journals as well as other writings and publications.
Dr. Abdul Rahman had served as a lecturer and Deputy Director of the Computer Center of University of Malaya at the beginning of his career. Prior to that he spent several years as a research assistant and a research fellow at Indiana University USA, University of Sussex England and Aberdeen University Scotland. He also had served on the Research and Innovation Review Board of the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and on the curriculum development and review panel at the Industrial University of Selangor (UNISEL). He is currently in the advisory board of the University of Nottingham Malaysia's Department of Electrical Engineering and UniKL-MFI's Masters in Industrial Automation programme.
He holds a D.Phil in EE Engineering and Computer Science, University of Sussex, England; M.S. in Computer Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A.; B.Sc. (Hons) Combined Studies: Mathematics & Computer Studies, Sunderland Polytechnic, England; and Social Network Analysis Certificate, University of Michigan. He was the former Senior Member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers USA and former Member and Nation Asia Pacific Representative of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).