EMGS Engagement with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

EMGS had a fruitful engagement meeting with the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) on 14th April 2023. The meeting was held primarily to discuss matters related to international students, mobility programmes, and globalisation of UTAR. EMGS and UTAR will further increase the promotional efforts to attract more international students to Malaysia and to strengthen the presence of top private universities in Malaysia like UTAR in Southeast Asia region.  

The meeting was chaired by Dr Abdul Razak Ahmad (Chairman of EMGS) and attended by Mr. Novie Bin Tajuddin (Chief Executive Officer of EMGS), and other representatives from the Marketing, Communications and Branding division, International Student Management Services (ISMS) division and Corporate Strategy division.  

The UTAR team was led by Ir. Prof. Dato' Dr. Ewe Hong Tat (President/Chief Executive Officer of UTAR), and accompanied by Ir. Prof. Dr. Goi Bok Min (Vice President, Internationalisation and Academic Development), Prof. Ts. Dr. Faidz Bin Abd Rahman (Vice President, R&D and Commercialisation) and other representatives from UTAR. 

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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.