EMGS Engagement with MAHSA University

EMGS made a working visit to MAHSA University on 6th April 2022. Both parties had discussed various issues concerning international education, including exploring potential target markets and international student visa. During the visit, EMGS has presented the strategic marketing plan and the current trend of international student applications. The working visit ends with a tour around MAHSA University’s beautiful campus.


The meeting was attended by MAHSA representatives led by Prof. Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Hj Mohamed Haniffa bin Hj. Abdullah (Pro-Chancellor and Executive Chairman) with Dato’ Dr. Shahril Bin Prof. Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Haji Mohamed Haniffa (Group Managing Director), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alla Kesava Rao (Chief Operating Officer, MAHSA Group of Academic Institutions), YBhg. Dato’ Hj. Abdul Rani Bin Hj Osman (Director, Business Development, Partnership and Government Liaison), Mr. Mohamed Kassim Jafarullah (Head, Center for Student Application and Registration (STAR)), Mr. Muhamad Faiq Bin Ayub (Manager, Business Development, Strategic Partnership, Government Liaison) and Ms. Jennifer Fernandez (Manager, Marketing and Communications Department).


EMGS delegation was led by Mr. Mohd Radzlan bin Jalaludin (Chief Executive Officer), accompanied by representatives from Marketing, Communications and Branding Division, Corporate Strategy Division and International Student Management Services (ISMS) Division.

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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.