About Yayasan Pahang

The launching of the Pahang State Foundation was graced on September 29, 1983 by His Majesty Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Ibni Almarhum Abu Bakar Riayatuddin Muadzam Shah, who was the King then. The main mission of the establishment of the Pahang State Foundation is to bring about improvements in education, sports and culture and to avail opportunities of education among the citizens living in this state. The Pahang Chief Minister, YAB Dato' Sri DiRaja Haji Adnan bin Haji Yaakob, is the Chairman of the Board of Trustee. In its effort to achieve the mission and vision, the Pahang State Foundation has established its subsidiaries - YP Plantations Holdings, Kolej Yayasan Pahang, Maahad Taafiz Negeri Pahang, YP Hevea Sdn Bhd and YP Mining Sdn Bhd.

International Affiliations

Kolej Yayasan Pahang (KYP) became more active in driving itself towards exploring every part of the world. Based on the five important clusters; engineering, technology & industry management, business & islamic studies, heritage, tourism, creative arts and agro biotechnology; KYP is spreading its wings towards potential destinations that will transforming KYP to a hub for the creative industry.

Corporate Structure

Established since 1992, Kolej Yayasan Pahang is wholly owned by Pahang State Foundation. The corporate structure of KYP bring tha various campuses Kolej Yayasan Pahang Taman Gelora Campus, Kolej Yayasan Pahang, Indera Mahkota Campus, IKIP Advanced Skills College (IASC) and Program Pembangunan Tamadun Masyarakat Asli (PETAMA) in line.

Towards meeting the industry demands, KYP highlights seven vital clusters namely Engineering, Industry & Technology Management, Business & Islamic Studies, Heritage, Tourism & Creative Arts as well as Agro Biotechnology. Apart from International affiliations, like Jordan, Indonesia and India, KYP strengthens its strategies to market industrious programs to a multi-level society which will keep them abreast with international standards.

Inspired by education for all, KYP holds the belief that everybody is entitled to acquire knowledge and has the potential for better social mobility. 

Kolej Yayasan Pahang conducted and offered franchise academic programmes mainly from public universities such as UTM, UiTM, UNITEN, Kolej Yayasan Sabah, Yayasan Pelajaran Johor, International College Yayasan Melaka and Kumpulan Akademik Yayasan Negeri Sembilan.

Board of Directors

YAB.Dato’ Sri Diraja (Dr.)Haji Adnan bin Haji Yaakob,
Chief Minister of Pahang

Deputy Chairman
YH. Prof. Dato‘ Dr. Abdul Monir bin Yaacob,
Part Universal Wisdom Center
Universiti Islam Malaysia (UIM)


Managing Director
YH Dato' Norhishamuddin bin Yaacob,
Deputy General Manager, Pahang State Foundation

YH. Dato’ Sri Kamaruddin bin Mohammed,
Company Director


YH. Prof Dato’ Dr. Ahmad bin Hj. Zainuddin,
Chairman of the Design Council of Malaysia,
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia


YH. Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Osman bin Bakar,
Chair/ Professor
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Center of Islamic Studies,
Universiti Brunei Darussalam


Dato’ Haji Mahmud bin Mohd Nawawi,
General Manager, Pahang State Foundation


YH. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Muhamad bin Muda,
Development & Integration Centre Naqli and Akli Knowledge
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)


YH. Dato’ Sri Ti Lian Ker,
Lawyer/ Businessman