The 2018 China-Malaysia Higher Education Exchange Conference in Shandong Province

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 18, 2018 – On September 28th, the 2018 China-Malaysia Higher Education Exchange Conference was held at Qingdao Hengxing Institute of Technology. The event was successfully hosted by Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS).

Six higher educational institutions from Malaysia participated in this event. The purpose of the event was to share high-quality educational resources and strengthen bilateral relations between China and Malaysia, especially in the field of higher education. Part of the program was visiting schools in Jinan. The objective of the visit was to showcase the six participating universities in Malaysia and promote their courses.

The delegations from Malaysia was headed by Mr. Helmy Bin Sulaiman, Acting Head of Marketing & Communication of EMGS. Additionally, leaders from Qingdao Education Bureau and Qingdao University, Ocean University of China, Qingdao Technological University, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao Agricultural University and other high schools in Jiaozhou and Zhongzhong were also present at the event.

Both parties aim to build a high-quality educational platform for high school and college students and create more opportunities for students in China to further their study in Malaysia. The exchange program also witnessed the signing of Letter of Intent (LOI) between Qingdao Hengxing Institute of Technology and National University of Malaysia (UKM), University of Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) and Raffles University Iskandar for collaborations in student and academic exchange, joined research and mobility programs.

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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.