Datuk Prof. Dr Paul Chan is the co-founder, Vice-Chancellor and President of HELP University. He has an extensive academic background. He holds a Bachelor and a Master’s Degree in Economics (University of Malaya), Masters of Arts (McMaster University), PhD (Australian National University), Honorary Doctrin De Letters (D.Litt.) (Oxford Brookes) and Honorary Doctor of Business (Charles Sturt University). He is driven by a strong desire to make tertiary education readily available to Malaysians, which led him and his wife, Datin Low Kam Yoke, to start HELP in 1986. Since then, HELP has grown into a large-scale education business operating locally and overseas. For his contribution to education, Datuk Prof. Dr Paul Chan was awarded the Panglima Jasa Negara (P. J. N). He is also a member of the ANU College of Business & Economics Alumni Hall of Fame. As an entrepreneur, he has been involved in different roles in the corporate sector. He has been director of public companies and has founded and managed several private enterprises. In December 2011, he represented HELP to receive the 2011 Forbes Award for the top 200 Asia Pacific companies below US$ 1 billion. He is also a recipient of the Education Innovation Award given by the World Education Congress (2012). Datuk Prof. Dr Paul Chan is a member of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Australia and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). In addition, he is also appointed by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange to be a member of the Study Abroad Training Centers Quality Assurance Counselling Panel. He is also an advisor to several educational institutions in China, US and Australia.

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.

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.