He is the First Director of the Regional Center for Educational Planning (UNESCO-RCEP), Al Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Professor Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid was Professor of Management, Leadership and Policy Studies and the Founding Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at University Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR) for seven years before taking the post of Director, RCEP.
He is the former Director of Institut Aminuddin Baki (IAB) - The National Institute of Educational Management and Leadership where he was a member of the Task Force that established Institute Aminuddin Baki in 1979.
For more than two and a half decades he has been the key figure in the Field of Educational Management and Leadership in Malaysia.
He is the Editor and Editorial Advisor for several educational journals, locally and internationally.
Has presented keynote addresses at various national and international conferences in Malaysia and abroad.
Professor Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid exercises many leadership roles and has provided services as consultant in policy-making governmental Committees, private sector and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
He was the President of the Senior Educators’ Association, Fellow of the Council of Education Management in Commonwealth Countries, Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, Fellow Emeritus of the National Institute of Educational Management and Leadership (IAB), Fellow of the National Research Institute on Youth, Senior Fellow of the Malaysian Social Institute, Consultant Fellow of the International Institute of Educational Planning (IIEP), Member of the Advisory Board of Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change (APCLC), Hong Kong Institute of Education and Honorary Life Member of the Malaysian Association for Music Education (MAME).
He was actively involved as a Trade Union leader and is currently leading professional associations, including, as President of the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) and the Malaysian Educational Management and Leadership Association, and Board Member and President Elect of the Asia–Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA). He has been a consultant in Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Botswana and Cambodia and had the opportunity of contributing in the activities of UNESCO, UNDP, ASEAN Council of Teachers (ACT), and Education International (EI). He was a regular columnist in the New Straits/Sunday Times with a weekly column every Sunday, entitled, “As I Wonder”.
He was the recipient of the 2010 Academic Leadership Award in conjunction with the 39th National Teachers' Day celebration, in recognition of his contribution as a consultant in drafting policies pertaining to the government, the private sector and non-governmental organizations.
Professor Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid is the National Advisor/Consultant for Asia-Europe Initiative on Lifelong Learning in Malaysia and is currently engaged in several research projects and is supervising several Masters and Doctoral scholars.
He is on the academic advisory boards in several national universities and has written over 500 articles and academic papers covering significant issues in national development relating to education, social and intellectual capital creation, the strengthening of families and communities, and the enhancement of human potentialities.