Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, is the 14th President of the International Association of Universities (IAU), a UNESCO-based organisation in Paris. He is the first Malaysian to be elected to the post after its formation more than 6 decades ago. Prior to this, he held the post of the first Vice-President of IAU from 2008-2012. He was the President of Association of Southeast Asia Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) from 2007-2008, and served in the Executive Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (2006-2011). Currently he is Chair of the Board of Governance at the Islamic Science University in Malaysia (USIM), after being the first holder of the Chair of Islamic Leadership and Principal Fellow at the Faculty of Leadership and Management at the same university (2014-2016). Other than that, in 2015, he was made a member of the International Advisory Board to the Global Leadership Initiative at the School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan. Later, on 4th May 2016, he was selected as the recipient of the Gilbert Award 2017 at the Gala Dinner of the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.