Dr Chan-Low Kam Yoke

Dr Chan-Low Kam Yoke is a distinguished education executive, and co-founder of Kuala Lumpur’s HELP University.

Dr Chan-Low was the youngest of 13 children and was raised in Kuala Lumpur where she attended Bakit Nans Convent mission school, making lifelong connections with her peers and teachers in the process. She undertook tertiary studies at the University of Malaya, earning a Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Master of Economics. In 1970 she completed at Graduate Diploma in Library Science at the Canberra College of Advanced Education (now the University of Canberra).

In 1986, Dr Chan-Low co-founded HELP University, with a goal to provide affordable, high-quality educational opportunities. Now part of a wider group called HELP International Corporation (HIC), the university boasts more than 11,000 students attending from 90 different countries. Dr Chan-Low is currently chairperson and group chief executive officer of HIC.

She was appointed an Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2005 for her contribution to the development of educational and cultural collaboration between France and Malaysia. The same year, she was awarded a Doctor of the University honoris causa by UQ. In 2011, Dr Chan-Low was named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.


Doctor of the University honoris causa