Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony between Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) and Malaysia – China Business Council (MCBC)

Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) and Malaysia – China Business Council (MCBC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 16th March 2021, sealing a new agreement in which MCBC will be the strategic partner of EMGS for the promotion and marketing of Malaysia as an international higher education hub for potential students from the territories of China, Hong Kong and Macau.

The MoU was signed by both CEO of EMGS, Mr. Mohd. Radzlan Bin Jalaludin and CEO of MCBC, Mr. Lee Thai Hung. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Higher Education, YB Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini Ahmad, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, YB Dato’ Mansor Haji Othman, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China cum Chairman of Malaysia – China Business Council, Dato’ Seri Tiong King Sing, the higher management of the Ministry of Higher Education and EMGS.

Through this partnership, EMGS will function as an information provider that is responsible to furnish potential international students on the latest information regarding programme structure, entry requirements, fees and other relevant information for the enrolment in Malaysia’s higher education institutions (HEIs).

Meanwhile, MCBC will function as the contact point that engages with all education related agencies and governing bodies in China, Hong Kong and Macau for the dissemination of verified information related to Malaysia’s HEIs.

This cooperation will definitely be a leap for Malaysia in becoming the region’s international education hub.

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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.