Ming Yu is the Director of Institute of Management and Leadership Development (IMLD) and Professorial Chair of Mr. and Mrs. Chua Chai Leng Professor of Economics at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia.

Ming Yu works on a number of projects related to economic development, particularly social capital, globalisation and human capital development as well as competitiveness studies.  Currently she is working on research related to talent mobility and networking, as well as university-industry linkage.  She involves actively in various international organisations. She was a fellow for Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (JSPS), a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Washington State University, USA, a research fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and a visiting professor at National Taiwan University.  She is one of the principal investigators for the World Value Survey (WVS) in Malaysia, a member of Germany’s DAAD Alumni Association, and Executive Secretary and Board Member of ABEST21 based in Japan.  In 2011 she was honoured as the Young Global Leader (YGL) of 2011 by World Economic Forum (WEF).