Minister of Education Visits The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan. 22, 2019 – Dr. Maszlee Malik, Minister of Education Malaysia, is visiting The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) this 24th January as part of his working visit to London. The visit is accompanied by Dato Abdul Rahman Mohamed Shariff, Chairman of Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).

The visit is part of the effort to strengthen bilateral relationship between Malaysia and the United Kingdom in the field of engineering and manufacturing.

Professor Keith Ridgway, Executive Dean and Director of AMRC said in his statement, “It was a pleasure and honour to welcome Dr. Maszlee to the centre. We’re especially delighted that he has asked to make a visit to our training centre a highlight of his tour,” he said.

“The centre had trained more than 1,300 apprentices since it opened four years ago. Adding that AMRC had much to learn from fast growing Southeast Asian economies and their willingness to think big, take risks and build on their strengths in manufacturing.” He added. “The partnership between AMRC and a dynamic economy such as Malaysia can only be to our mutual benefit,” said Ridgway.

In the visit, Dr Maszlee is expected to meet talented graduate engineers of AMRC who are pushing the boundaries of the possible for AMRC’s partners such as Rolls-Royce, Mc Laren, BAE Systems and Boeing.

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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.