Adam Malouf COO standing outside and in front of the University of Wollongong sign..

Adam Malouf

Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Vice-President (Operations)

Adam Malouf is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Vice-President (Operations) for the University of Wollongong, with responsibility for shaping the overall financial and enterprise strategy, as well as the people and culture strategy of the University and its controlled entities, including UOW Global Enterprises and UOW Pulse. Additionally, he provides crucial direction in areas such as information management and technology, workforce planning and development, capital management, campus master planning, and governance.

With an illustrious career spanning more than 22 years, Mr Malouf has a wealth of experience and an impressive track record of success across diverse industries and global settings.

Mr Malouf’s expertise encompasses senior executive roles such as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He has also served as a chartered non-executive director (Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors), leader and mentor for a variety of organisations both in Australia and abroad across a number of industries, including financial services, property, technology, education, healthcare, investments, and trade.

In addition, Mr Malouf has been a chair and member of board sub-committees, including executive committee, audit, finance, risk, strategic technology, projects, treasury, compliance, governance, operations, investments, remuneration and nominations.

Born and raised in Sydney, Mr Malouf has worked extensively across multinationals, private equity firms, banking institutions, investment management companies, real estate enterprises and government bodies both in Australia and United Arab Emirates (UAE), giving him a unique perspective and a well-rounded skill set that aligns well with UOW’s diverse domestic and international portfolio.

Before starting at UOW, Mr Malouf was the Chief Investment Officer for one of the Dubai Government’s sovereign wealth funds. His exceptional leadership and insight enabled him to successfully implement an innovative and robust investment strategy with sustainability, superior returns, and diversification in mind, allowing for, among other things, long-term funding of endowments in the education sector and knowledge-based industries.

Senior Executive Assistant:

Lyndsey Frigo-Smith
Senior Executive Assistant
Ph: +61 2 4221 4620


The Vice-Chancellor’s Unit
Building 36
University of Wollongong
NSW, 2522, Australia.