EMGS 1st Advisory Committee Meeting

EMGS had organised its first Advisory Committee Meeting on 17th March 2021. This fruitful meeting gave an opportunity for its members to discuss the issue in our education industry and get a fresh perspective on programmatic issues.

This Advisory Committee Meeting aims to address some issues related to international students and bring them to the attention of the policymakers, Immigration, and the Ministry of Higher Education. Many issues have been raised throughout the session, and all-important decisions made regarding the matters were taken at the meeting.

It was attended by YBrs. Prof. Dr. Amir Akramin bin Shafie (representative from public universities), YBhg. Datuk Dr. Parmjit Singh and YBhg. Dato’ Rosli bin Yusof (representatives from private universities), Ms. Diana Chee Sheau Jen (representative from Foreign Branch Campus), Mr. Mazrin Rohizaq Bin Che Rose (representative from University College), Ms. Chong Weng Lian (representative from College), Mr. Sean Chee Chong Sheng (representative from Language Center), and YBhg. Dato’ Mike Loh Ming Choon (representative from TVET/Skill Center).

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Mohd Radzlan Jalaludin (EMGS CEO) accompanied by Ms. Rahimah Ibrahim (EMGS Senior Director- Marketing, Communications & Branding), Mr. Ramlan Abd Aziz (EMGS Director – International Student Management Services), and other representatives from divisions in EMGS.

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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.