EMGS Courtesy Visit to the University of Technology Sydney

EMGS team and the Malaysia Higher Education institutions had an engagement meeting with the University of Technology Sydney on 29th March 2022. The meeting provided the opportunity to discuss the possibility of collaborations on the inbound and outbound mobility programme between Australia and Malaysia. It was held at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

The meeting was attended by Puan Kartini binti Tajul (Acting Konsul, Education Malaysia Australia (EMA)), Datin Maizatul Akmam Alawi (Chairman, EMGS), Mr. Mohd Radzlan Bin Jalaludin (Chief Executive Officer, EMGS) and the representatives from Malaysia’s higher education institutions. 

The University Technology of Sydney Team was led by Mr. Simon Watson (Senior Manager, Global Mobility Programs) accompanied by Ms. Katie Padilla (Manager, Study Abroad), Ms. Katrina Sandy (Global Mobility Program Officer), Ms. Lara Baillie (Global Mobility Programs Support Officer). Mr. Leo Mian Liu (Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Partnerships) also have given his welcoming remarks to all during the visit. 

EMGS and EMA aim to keep a strong partnership with Australian alumni ambassadors to promote the benefits of studying in Malaysia and to support future mobility participants across Australia.

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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.