EMGS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors

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Dr Abdul Razak Ahmad

Dr Abdul Razak Ahmad is the Founding Director of Bait Al Amanah, a political development think tank in Kuala Lumpur.

He is currently appointed as Special Representative of the Foreign Minister on Peace Building and Countering Islamophobia, Independent Non-Executive Director of Pharmaniaga Berhad, Chairman of Pristine Pharma, a Commissioner of PT Eritha Berhad, Indonesia and a member of the Board of Directors at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). He is also a member of the Consultative Council on Foreign Policy, Ministry of Home Affairs.

He previously served as Special Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia, Advisor to the Chief Minister of Johor and a consultant to the special consultancy team on globalisation at the National Economic Action Council (NEAC) of the Prime Minister’s Department.

Abdul Razak was also a faculty member at the National Defence University Malaysia, teaching international security, international law and global affairs. He is an Adjunct Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia at present.

On the international front, Dr Abdul Razak has served as a consultant and policy advisor in international development projects in Bahrain, Libya, Tunisia, Palestine, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. He also used to serve as the resource person for the European Union and the World Bank on human development and human security-related issues.

He is a qualified legal counsel and received his PhD in Law and International Security from the University of Leeds, UK. He did his fellowship at East West Centre (University of Hawaii) and was a visiting researcher at Colombia University. He also attended leadership executive programmes at Said Business School (Oxford University) and Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University).

Dzariman Bin Ibrahim

Mr. Dzariman Ibrahim sits on the Board of Directors for Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).

Throughout his 17 years residing in London as a student and a professional, he has obtained his admirable education and credentials in Architecture from the South Bank University and the University of Westminster before embarking on his prominent career with various high-profile architecture firms around central London including Fosters + Partners, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson (Aukett Swanke), 3D Reid and Leslie Jones Architecture.

From the experience attained, Dzariman has also set up his own architectural company in London becoming a founding member and a Partner / Director for FDR Architects which is still in practice. Aside from his profession, he also continued his welfare exertions from his active years as a student leader there through many collaboration activities with the High Commission of Malaysia and Government agencies across the United Kingdom while establishing good networking before returning back to Malaysia in 2012.

Upon his return, Dzariman serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director for a construction company PFCE Integrated Plant & Projects Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur and currently heading an integrated commercial mix-development project in Langkawi. Throughout his outstanding career with the company, he has spearheaded the construction of a new iconic landmark MAHA Tower to completion while enduring the challenging COVID-19 epidemic and global economic crisis period, realizing the 138-meter steel skyscraper as a new tourist attraction in Malaysia.

Occasionally he would be invited to conduct talks on leadership enhancement and managing interpersonal skills mainly for Malaysian students who are studying abroad. Pursuant to this, Dzariman has also initiated a bespoke consultancy and services business through Social Finance Sdn Bhd which focused on enabling and empowering people by means of advisory and transfer of skills. With this platform, he has collaborated with a few Government agencies such as MARA and HRD Corp in conducting numerous training courses ranging from financial services and business digitalization to develop young entrepreneurs.

Dzariman pursued his interest in youth empowerment with his appointed role leading a secretariat currently under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to administrate a faction of student organisations that are actively running overseas attending to the welfare of Malaysians abroad. He also initiated a non-governmental organisation in support of the secretariat aims to harness leadership among young potentials and generate funds for charity causes.

With over 20 years of work experience locally and abroad in construction, design, and commercial business sectors, he is acknowledged as a highly-skilled and diligent professional in the architectural and corporate background.

Tuan Haji Ismail Bin Mohamed

Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed sits on the Board of Director for Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS). He obtains his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Prior to sitting on the EMGS Board, he was also appointed to be the Board of Director to KEJORA from 2013 to 2018, and several companies such as Permodalan Darul Takzim Sdn Bhd, Perbadanan Usahawan Johor Sdn Bhd, PIJ Holding and Ranhil SAJ Sdn Bhd. Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed also co-founded Pertama.

He started his career by setting up a company and being the founder of JYBB Enterprise. His career came to prominence when he became the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Pertama Polyerethane Technology (M) Sdn Bhd and subsequently became the Special Officer to the Minister of Education in 2013.

Ismail Mohamed is acknowledged for his expertise in Agriculture and Agro-based industry, landing him being appointed as the Chairman of the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee of the Johor State, the Chairman of Agro KEJORA and the Chairman of the Johor State Agriculture, Agro-based industry, Entrepreneurial Development and Cooperatives Committee.

YB Senator Prof. Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Haji Mohamed Haniffa bin Haji Abdullah

YB Senator Prof. Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Haji Mohamed Haniffa bin Haji Abdullah, serves as a Senator of the State Council, Malaysia and is the Founder, Pro-Chancellor and Executive Chairman of MAHSA University. With more than 5 decades of experience in healthcare and healthcare management as a medical practitioner, and as an entrepreneur and educationist, Senator Haniffa brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience as a leader in both health sciences and business. 

His expertise has led him to hold various positions in many corporations and companies. Senator Haniffa is the former Chairman of SOCSO (PERKESO), former Board Member of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), former member of the Board of Directors and Board of Governors of Manipal Melaka Medical College, and former Managing Director of Asia Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd. In the early eighties, he founded FOMEMA and was the Managing Director of FOMEMA Sdn Bhd. He was also the Managing Director of Path Health Medicare Services Sdn Bhd, the CEO of KL Remit Sdn Bhd, and the Director of NAAM. 

At present, as Chairman of MAHSA Group he oversees the management of its eight verticals – education, healthcare, remittance, technology, construction, retail, sports & wellness, and hospitality. He is also the trustee of Lions Eye Clinic and the trustee of Rotary Dialysis Centre in Klang, Executive Director of Medical Health Security Sdn Bhd (MHS), Managing Director of Hasaniss Corporation Sdn Bhd, Managing Director of Anisajaya Sdn Bhd, and Director of SASS Resources Sdn Bhd. 

Apart from his current duties as Senator, he continues to oversee the construction of MAHSA’s upcoming Medical Specialist Hospital, a four-hundred bed specialist hospital that will serve the community with specialised healthcare, providing job opportunities for MAHSA University Graduates and other professionals.

Sarah Azreen Abdul Samat

Sarah has over 22 years of experience in corporate finance transactions involving equity issuance, mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, corporate restructuring, and corporate valuation, amongst others. She began her career in investment banking with Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad in 2001 after obtaining her professional qualifications from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Later in her career, she joined other investment banking institutions in Malaysia such as AmInvestment Bank Berhad, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad.

Presently, Sarah sits as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Reneuco Berhad and Independent Director of Pharmaniaga Berhad. She is currently the Executive Director of 3p Capital Advisers Sdn. Bhd., a company licensed with the Securities Commission Malaysia to provide advisory services to the capital market players.