Azhar bin Mohamed
Associate Director – Corporate Strategy
Azhar bin Mohamed is the Head of the Corporate Strategy Division for Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).
Azhar has seventeen years of experience working in education management, business development, student recruitment, and marketing. Prior to joining EMGS, he has worked for a number of higher educational institutions, having the experience in a variety of business development and marketing functions necessary for institutional growth.
From 2018 to 2021, he worked as the Director of Sales and Marketing at UNIRAZAK’s Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) and was the instrumental in the establishment of a sponsored unit for professional certification programmes
Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to work in Cambodia and Jakarta as the Business Development and Sales Manager for a Malaysian private institution with an off-shore campus.
He possesses a broad range of networks and connections, ranging from leading a school-to-school bridge programme to collaborating on a global scale with recruitment corporations, educational institutions, governmental organisations, and sponsored organisations.
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 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.