Ramlan bin Abd. Aziz
Director – International Student Management Services (ISMS)

Ramlan leads the International Student Management Services for Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).

He is responsible to manage the overall management and processing of international students’ visa applications. He is tasked to ensure that the rules, regulations and guidelines are within the process of the online visa application (STARS) as well as to facilitate the process of new, progression, transfer and renewal of international students’ visa applications.

He obtains his Certification as Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Certified Ethic Hacker (CEH) in the year 2000 and 2001. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Science in Computer Engineering.

Prior to joining EMGS, he was attached to the Expatriate Unit, Standards and Registration Division, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and was seconded to EMGS in July 2012. During his tenure in MOHE, he was involved in the development of an online system for Visa application which was known as e-Pas System. The system was enhanced and replaced by the Immigration Department known as e-Student. The current system which has been built by EMGS for Visa application was inspired by the earlier systems. He was also one of the key personnel in advising the initial development and progress of the Student Application and Registration System (STARS).

He was also involved in the development of comprehensive management of Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) administration system known as “IPT Formation Management System” (IFMS) used by the Department of Higher Education. He used to be the administrator for the system and desk officer of data management pertaining to PHEIs where all processes within the department such formation of PHEI, registration of courses, teaching permit and international recruitment license are largely involved.

He started his career as a teacher in 1981 teaching Mathematics and was awarded and promoted to “Guru Cemerlang” in 1994.

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.