President, DISTED College
Professor in Sustainable Tourism, Wawasan Open University
Sustainable and Responsible Tourism;
Rural Tourism; Ecotourism Management;
Community-based Tourism; Green Tourism
Dr. Vikneswaran Nair or better known as Prof. Vik Nair is currently the President of DISTED College, Penang, Malaysia. He was formerly the Dean of Graduate Studies & Research at the University of The Bahamas (UB). Prior to leaving to the Bahamas in 2017, Dr. Nair was at Taylor’s University, Malaysia, for 19 years as a full Professor of Sustainable Tourism, at the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts; Programme Leader for the Responsible Rural Tourism Network; Research Fellow of the Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism (CRiT) and the founding Director of the Centre for Research and Development at the University. He is also currently an adjunct professor at Wawasan Open University. A consultant with many national and international projects, Prof. Vik's exceptional research achievements with more than 350 publications to his credit have earned him many international and national awards. His research specialisation is in Sustainable and Responsible Tourism, Rural Tourism, Ecotourism Management, Environmental Management, Community-based Tourism and Green Tourism.
Aut Coepisse Noli Aut Confice. Latin words which means “Accomplish or Do Not Begin”- Motto of my school, Bukit Mertajam High School, which has served as a guiding light to me all my life.
"A challenging career with opportunity to advance to upper level management in a dynamic and growing company where sustainable development and people culture is a way of life in the organisation"