2nd FEBRUARY 2021




1.1  The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information regarding the withdrawal of AXA Insurance through EMGS.


1.2  With effect from 3rd February 2021, AXA Insurance will no longer be available through EMGS.




2.1  AXA will continue to provide coverage for all existing AXA-550 policies for new and renewal applications that are purchased prior to 3rd February 2021 until the end of their policy date.


2.2  Kindly note that Institutions will still be able to purchase various plans offered by AIA Insurance through the EMGS STAR System.


2.3  Education Institutions that prefer to register their “Own Group Insurance” may proceed to do so by completing the Educational Institution Insurance Provider Registration Form which is available for download through STARS. Education Institutions must ensure that the coverage offered meets the minimum requirements.


2.4  We would also like to inform all Education Institutions that EMGS has initiated a tender process for the provisioning of International Student Health Insurance and the process is due to be concluded before the end of March 2021.




Education Malaysia Global Services

2nd February 2021

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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.