Novie Tajuddin is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).

Novie previously was the CEO of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and brought with him a wealth of experience in the education industry and commercial. Before MICPA, Novie served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of EMGS and as a Director, Strategy & Engagement for Yayasan Peneraju, an agency under the Prime Minister’s office. Novie has been appointed as the Education Committee Member of MARA since 2020. He was conferred as Adjunct Professor by UNITAR International University in January 2022 and appointed as the Ambassador for Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM recently.

On the commercial side, he used to be the Regional Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Getronics Asia Pacific & Japan (Dutch Company) which oversaw operations globally including SEAs, India, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. He held key positions in various entities such as Abeam Consulting (Japanese Company), The IA Group, MIMOS Berhad and the Board of Director of Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) (2017-2020).

He holds a Bachelor in Accounting and Finance (Hons) from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK and a Diploma in Accountancy (UiTM). He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Fellow member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

With over 26 years of experience in General Management, Accounting & Finance, Operations, Business Development, Strategic Planning & Strategic Engagement and also in IT, Consulting & Outsourcing industry, Novie is well-versed in the area of Planning, Strategy, Engagement, Business Process, Financial Planning & Analysis, Accounting, HR & Payroll outsourcing. Novie brings unique composition of experience in multi-nationals and local conglomerates.

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.