Oh My dUck! Vivy Yusof Is The Youngest Board Member Of UiTM
You may know Datin Vivy Yusof as the founder of both FashionValet and The dUck Group. The award-winning entrepreneur was also listed on Forbes 30 under 30 Asia back in 2017.
Now, Datin Vivy can add another feather in her cap. Just recently, she appointed as a member of UiTM’s board of directors.
At just 31, she’s the youngest member of the board. The official announcement was posted on UiTM’s Facebook page.
Despite the good news, some netizens remain sceptical of Datin Vivy’s latest achievement.
Vivy yusof as BOD UiTM hanya untuk popularity mileage UiTM je. She's not even local grad, born with silver spoon.
— Az4m (@ke4zamann) May 26, 2019
exactly!!! dia bukan alumni uitm pun😭😭aku tak paham siot 😭😭😭 dia sumbang apa dekat uitm ni 😭😭😭 she’s a great business woman and a great influencer but there’s no correlation between vivy yusof and uitm hshshsh
— tuna (@sunlightonya) May 26, 2019
However, there were netizens who supported UiTM’s decision to elect the young entrepreneur, citing her overall entrepreneurial success.
UiTM should be proud to have such wonderful new board of directors.
She's a great icon for successful Gen Y. Young talent who has so much potential now and in the future.
And she's already on the right track!
A great influencer and inspiration, far better than DV, AS, Sj etc.
— A Mental Health Advocate (@AimanPsikologi) May 26, 2019
SO VIVY IS NOW ONE OF UiTM DIRECTORS?
— Asrul Muzaffar (@asrulmm) May 26, 2019
Vivy Yusof as a catalyst to commercialize UiTM to another level? A smart move. 💯
Hopefully she’ll bring fresh ideas along to revamp UiTM 💜
— αмιяяι∂zυαи (@amirridzuan) May 26, 2019
Congratulations to our very own, Datin Vivy Yusof. I hope, with this new assignment of yours, you can help UiTM in terms of entrepreneurial skills. We need something new and fresh ideas to bring back UiTM as an Entrepreneurial University in Malaysia. pic.twitter.com/wLyO1Ct1nc
— farah nabila (@farnabell) May 26, 2019
As for Datin Vivy herself, she announced on an Instagram post that she hopes her contributions will benefit the field of education.
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Goosebumps when I saw this. Alhamdulillah, I’ve been given a huge task from the Minister of Education now as the youngest Board Member of UiTM, a beloved university in Malaysia. I have so much respect for the Chairman and other Board Members for doing what they do, and although I don’t have the same wealth of experience, I hope to contribute all that I can to give fresh ideas, bring some newness to UiTM and hopefully benefit the education industry in many ways. Bismillah to this new role! ❤️ #wassupUiTMpeepsimherenow #janganmasukclasslambatnanticikguvivymarah @uitm.official
“Although I don’t have the same wealth of experience, I hope to contribute all that I can to give fresh ideas, bring some newness to UiTM and hopefully benefit the education industry in many ways.”
Datin Vivy is a law graduate from the London School of Economics (LSE). She founded FashionValet together with her husband, Dato’ Fadzarudin Shah Anuar back in 2010 when she was just 23. 9 years later, she’s an award-winning entrepreneur with a multimillion-dollar empire, a super mom, and a social media influencer with 1.7 million followers on Instagram. We’re excited to see what she has to bring to the field of education.
We wish her all the best and congratulations on her latest achievement. What do you think of UiTM’s decision to appoint Datin Vivy as their youngest board member? Let us know in the comments below.