CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH, 18TH MAY 2023 – Malaysia is becoming one of the top study destinations for Bangladeshi students to pursue higher education. In line with this, Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) will host the Study in Malaysia Education Fair in Bangladesh on 24th May 2023 at Hotel Peninsula Chittagong and 26th – 27th May 2023 at Hotel Sarina, Dhaka. The education fair is offering potential Bangladeshi students and parents the opportunity to get information about Study in Malaysia and apply directly with the participating higher education institutions in Malaysia.

During the Study in Malaysia Education Fair in Bangladesh event, EMGS is promoting its ‘Study in Malaysia’ brand and Malaysia as the knowledge and talent hub, together with prominent participating higher education institutions in Malaysia:

– Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
– Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT)
– Sunway University
– Kolej Profesional Baitumal Kuala Lumpur (KPB-KL)
– SEGi University and Colleges
– Peninsula College
– University College of Aviation Malaysia (UNICAM)
– Kolej MDIS Malaysia
– Open University Malaysia (OUM)
– Universiti Geomatika Malaysia (UGM)
– Taylor’s University
– MAHSA University
– Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT)
– Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
– Xiamen University Malaysia (XUM)
– UNITAR International University
– Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)

In conjunction with the event, EMGS will be organising a Networking Lunch with the Minister of Education Bangladesh together with the Malaysian High Commissioner, Vice Chancellors of Public and Private Universities in Bangladesh, University Grants Commission (UGC) Bangladesh, School principals, Media and the representatives from the Malaysian universities. This session will be held to gather and share about the Malaysian education landscape and create opportunities for more collaboration between Malaysia and Bangladesh in the education industry.

Bangladesh and Malaysia have established a long-standing exchange and cooperation in education. Since 2020, there are more than 10,000 new applications from Bangladeshi students to pursue their studies in Malaysia (based on the cumulative data from 2020 – April 2023).

18TH MAY 2023

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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.