EMGS Second Advisory Committee Meeting

EMGS held its second Advisory Committee Meeting on July 6th, 2021. This productive discussion provides the members of the Committee an opportunity to discuss the challenges of Malaysia’s higher education industry amidst the pandemic and provide mechanisms at all levels of higher education to help improve communication and interaction with the public, mainly the global higher education industry.

The purpose of this Advisory Committee Meeting series is to address various concerns from different categories of higher education institutions concerning international students and bring them to the attention of policymakers, immigration officials, and the Ministry of Higher Education.

It was attended by Prof. Dr. Amir Akramin bin Shafie (representing Public Universities), Datuk Dr. Parmjit Singh (representing Private University), Ms. Diana Chee Sheau Jen (representing Foreign Branch Campus), Mr. Mazrin Rohizaq Bin Che Rose (representing University College), Mr. Sean Chee Chong Sheng (representing Language Centre), and Dato’ Mike Loh Ming Choon (representing TVET/Skill Center).

The meeting was chaired by EMGS CEO, Mr. Mohd Radzlan bin Jalaludin, accompanied by EMGS representatives: Ms. Rahimah Ibrahim (Senior Director, Marketing, Communications & Branding), Mr. Ramlan Abd Aziz (Director, International Student Management Services), Ms. Esther Low (Director, Marketing), Mr. Ang Shao Ting (Head, Digital Marketing), Mr. Azhar Mohamed (Associate Director, Corporate Strategy), Mr. Syed Mohsen Alkaff (Head, Stakeholders Management), Mr. Mohd Farha Md Ishak (Senior Manager, ISMS), Mr. Khairul Zaimy (Manager, Corporate Strategy) and Ms. Mazlifah Abu Bakar (Stakeholders Management).

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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.