15th Feb 2023 | Putrajaya

EMGS meeting with Tourism Malaysia (TM) with America, Europe & Oceania (AERO) at MTPB Head Office.

The courtesy visit to the Tourism Malaysia AERO Division was led by Ms. Rahimah Ibrahim (Senior Director, Marketing, Communications and Branding) and attended by the EMGS’ Central Asia, Europe, and Australia marketing team.

Both parties discussed on the collaboration efforts in promoting Malaysia as an edutourism destination through various programmes such as trade missions, events and fairs, familiarisation trip, mobility programme and digital influencers to our international target audience.

The meeting was chaired by Dato’ Dr. Ammar Abd. Ghapar (Senior Director) and joined by his team from the AERO Division, Mr. Edzuar Zar Ayob Azari (Senior Deputy Director), Mr. Noor Arif Mohd Noor (Senior Assistant Director), Mr. Said Zulkifli Said Ahmad (Assistant Director) and Ms. Sarala Pathar (Senior Tourism Officer).

EMGS also attended another meeting with the Tourism Malaysia ASAF Division, led by Mr. Hafiz Hazin (Deputy Director, South Asia Unit) and attended by Mr. Amizan Samsudin (Senior Tourism Officer). In continuation of the previous meeting, both parties discussed on the upcoming familiarisation trip of a group of school student delegates to Malaysia, to ensure a smooth arrival process in the KLIA airport.

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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.