Peter Pohlschmidt, Malaysia Airlines’s Head of Digital, visited Limkokwing University on 13 February 2017.
Pohlschmidt has almost 20 years of experience in Digital Marketing and E-Commerce, primarily in online travel, and has spent most of his time with some of the world’s major airlines. Before joining Malaysia Airlines he was with Qatar Airways.
This is Pohlschmidt’s second visit to Limkokwing University. His previous visit was in December 2016. These visits were for preliminary discussions for future collaboration between the University and Malaysia Airlines, which would be further discussed in the visit of Malaysia Airlines top management in March 2017. Malaysia Airlines is the flag carrier of Malaysia and is a major airline operating flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to destinations throughout Asia, Oceania and Europe.
Limkokwing University’s international campus network now embraces three continents, which includes campuses in Malaysia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Botswana and the United Kingdom. The University has around 30,000 students from over 150 different countries. At its flagship campus in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, over 80% of the students are international – a reality that probably couldn’t be emulated by other universities. In essence, Limkokwing University is a little United Nations.
This significant achievement was recognised by the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, when he designated the University as ‘The Global University of Malaysia’ for its outstanding achievement in establishing Malaysia as a leading player in the field of global education on 12 May 2015. The Prime Minister also conferred upon the University the title of ‘University of Edu Tourism’ in recognition of its achievement in attracting youths as well as academic professionals from 200 countries to Malaysia.