Prof. Mushtak Al-Atabi

CEO and Provost

Roles and responsibilities

Prof. Mushtak Al-Atabi is the Provost and Chief Executive Officer for Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. He works with senior academics across Heriot-Watt's five global campuses to help develop and lead innovative transnational teaching. He will also play a key role in student recruitment, particularly for international and postgraduate students, helping Heriot-Watt deliver the global research-led educational experience it is renowned for.


Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor (Strategy) for Taylor's University (Malaysia), has extensive experience in teaching innovation in universities and developed the first ever massive open on-line course (MOOC) in Malaysia, where people from all walks of life could study Global Entrepreneurship.