Mahathir bin Tan Sri Mohd Bakri
Director – Human Resources & IT

Mahathir Bin Tan Sri Mohd Bakri is the Director – Human Resources & IT Department for Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).

He is responsible to oversee the human resources department and insurers of the function and duties being carried out by the Human Resources team including planning, directing, and coordinating the administrative functions of EMGS.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management of Human Resource from Excelsior College, New York in 2004. His other credentials also include Certified Masters Business Administration from Oxford School of Management Education in 2017 and Executive Masters in Strategic Human Capital and Organizational Development in 2017.

Mahathir is an accomplished human resource practitioner with over 15 years of comprehensive experience. He brings a great wealth of experience and knowledge, and amongst the professional roles he has held prior to joining Education Malaysia Global Services compromises of; Human Resource & Admin Manager at Nord Anglia Education Middle East Holdings and Senior Manager of Human Resource at Sapura Aero and Sapura Resources Berhad.

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.