Patron of the Institute,
Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Lau Ban Tin
PSN, DSSA, JPCA (M), FTII, FCMA, FAIA, MBA, DBA (SCU)
Y. Bhg Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Lau Ban Tin is a Chartered Management Accountant by profession and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is a fellow member of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of International Accountants. Tan Sri Lau obtained his MBA and DBA from the Southern Cross University, an Australian Government University. He was an Adjunct Faculty member of the Faculty of Accounting and Management in University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). He is also member of the Young Presidents Organization, The International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI Malaysian Chapter) and an adviser to the Klang Chamber of Commerce.
Currently, Tan Sri Lau is the Chairman of Malaysian Red Crescent Society, Klang Chapter and an active patron to Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Klang where he is taking care of 70 handicap and down syndrome children. Tan Sri Lau is also the President of Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman School of Business Studies Ex-Students Association and the President of the Federation of Tunku Abdul Rahman College Alumni Associations. He is also the Vice President of Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG). Tan Sri Lau has also set-up a student loan fund in UTAR known as "Tan Sri Lau Ban Tin Student Loan Fund".
At present, he is also running a charity body called the Malaysian Centre of Entrepreneurs whose aim is to promote entrepreneurship in Malaysia. At present, Tan Sri Lau sits on the board of 3 Public Listed Companies namely Yong Tai Berhad, BIG Industries Bhd (Chairman) and Ngiu Kee Corporation (M) Bhd. He is also a director of more than 25 other private limited companies.