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).

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.