Meeting with Ministry of Home Affairs on Its Key Initiatives for Stakeholders

EMGS had a fruitful meeting session with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) on 13th August 2020. Led by EMGS Corporate Strategy, the meeting has discussed and presented on two matters: the Dashboard for the use of MOHA that provides real-time and valuable insights and the proposals on process digitalisation to improve efficiency and turnaround time of processes within the Division. These are among the many initiatives taken by EMGS to assist and support key stakeholders within the international education ecosystem.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Yasmeen Yasim (MOHA Head of Immigration Affairs Division), accompanied by Mr. Wan Saupee (MOHA Deputy Head of Immigration Affairs Division) and other team members of the said Division. The EMGS representatives who attended the meeting are Mr. Wafiy Abd Aziz (EMGS Deputy CEO), Mr. Dzulfadhly (EMGS Assoc. Director Corporate Strategy), Mr. Syed Irfan (EMGS Director Special Projects), Mr. Farha (EMGS Manager ISMS), Mrs. Nur Asyikin (EMGS Senior Executive, Corporate Strategy) and Mr. Amer Izzuddin (EMGS Executive, Corporate Strategy).

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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.