EMGS Engagement with ÖNDER, Turkey

EMGS had the opportunity to visit ÖNDER Foundation Headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey on 21st October 2021. ÖNDER is a non-profit organisation from Turkey that aims at supporting students and graduates of Imam Hatip schools across Turkey with targeted programming, teacher training, and education consulting. The fruitful meeting has discussed on various possible collaborations between both parties, particularly on the opportunities for Imam Hatip School graduate to purse higher education in Malaysia on Islamic programmes, English summer programmes and scholarships offered by Malaysia’s higher education institutions.


The meeting was attended by ÖNDER representatives: Mr. Riad Domazeti (Foreign Relations Commision President), Mr. Mehmet Ali Kılıç (Vice President), Mrs. Arife Gökkuş (Foreign Relations Commision Member), Mr. Süleyman Dulkar (Foreign Relations Commision Member) and EMGS representatives; led by Mr. Mohd Radzlan Jalaludin (Chief Executive Officer of EMGS), accompanied by Mr. Raja Muhamad Fariz Bin Raja Eyuddin (Assistant Regional Manager, Central Asia from Marketing Division of 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.