Recent Media Release – EMGS APPOINTS NEW CEO


Kuala Lumpur, 25th June 2020 – Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) has appointed Mohd Radzlan Jalaludin as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective January 2020. His outstanding entrepreneurial leadership, in the eyes of the Board, has been key to his nomination and appointment. Passionate in initiating and leading change, strengthening operation, driving results and innovating, he pledges to grow EMGS and create more value to both international students and the relevant stakeholders.

Mohd Radzlan brings on board a proven track record of building business and engagements. He received Bachelor of Law (Hons.) and pursued for Diploma in Shariah Legal Practice at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He was then called to the bar on 11th May 2007. Since then, he practiced for over 13 years, focusing on litigation. Back in 2008, at the age of 28, Radzlan established his own law firm branch in Shah Alam. He was also very active in organising social welfare activities as a gesture of giving back to the community.  

The newly appointed CEO is set to lead EMGS through the next phase of growth; strategic and consistent branding as well as introduction of new services to cater for the international students’ entire lifecycle journey.

“Education industry in Malaysia contributes significantly to the economy and the importance of international students’ enrolment cannot be overstated. EMGS will focus its efforts in promoting Malaysia’s branding in a more systematic and targeted approach – for instance, we have developed 8 key Unique Selling Propositions (USPs) that will be consistently broadcasted throughout our promotion and awareness creation campaigns. Our marketing teams will be deployed to our focused countries which we have prioritised based on their outbound student growth and our institutions’ ability to fulfil their needs and demand. Next, in order to alleviate international students’ experience and welfare, we plan to introduce new services to cater for their needs even before they reach our shore. In terms of managing the expectation of our various stakeholders, we will be playing a more pivotal role in acting as the bridge between the Government and the industry,” said Radzlan Jalaludin. “We believe that with these initiatives, we will be able to attract a higher number and quality of international students to our country”.

About Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS)

EMGS was established on 13th April 2012 as a Company Limited by Guarantee (“CLBG”) under the purview of Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. EMGS is the official gateway for all international students interested in pursuing higher education at Malaysia’s public and private higher education institutes, language and training centres. EMGS operates a One-Stop Centre for international student services and is responsible for the global promotion of Education Malaysia.

Mohd Radzlan Jalaludin
Chief Executive Officer
Education Malaysia Global Services

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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.