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New Talents Add Drive to INTI Management Dream Team Posted: 26 January 2010; Category: Campus
An injection of new talents into the top echelon of the INTI Education Group has quickened the pace to transform a homegrown entity into a formidable world-class provider of higher education both in Malaysia and the region.
Leading the Group’s domestic and international sales as well as marketing teams is Mr Thomas Wong, a marketing professional with over two decades of experience driving operational, sales, branding and marketing programmes for the insurance, retail and FMCG industries.
As the Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, INTI Education Group, Wong will lead the Group’s domestic and international sales and marketing teams to reach out to students from across the region who are seeking world-class education at a fraction of the price right here in Malaysia. He will also lend his experience to spearhead the group’s brand building strategy and initiatives.
Wong was previously the Chief Marketing Officer at Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad and prior to that held general management positions in renowned multinational FMCG companies, Unilever and DKSH Berhad.
Also joining the Group as Senior Vice President, Group Human Resource is Ms. Nik Hasniza Nik Ibrahim, from her former position as Senior Advisor, Human Capital Group at Watson Wyatt (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. She will be offering the Group her blend of experience and expertise in managing strategies, systems and policies on Human Resource (HR) and talent management as well as business development and project management areas. Complementing her consulting experience, Nik was Head of RHB Banking Group’s Group Human Resource and had prior to that held various positions within Mesiniaga and its group of companies.
Ms Bismillah binti Kader joins the Group as Senior Vice President, Government Relations, bringing with her decades of experience in the higher education sector. Bismillah studied and worked in the UK for over 30 years where she taught at Birmingham University, Aston University's Business School and in Further Education colleges in the UK. She has served as the Inspector of Education for the Further Education Funding Council (England) – the first Malaysian to be appointed as a full-time Government inspector of colleges. Prior to this appointment, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Internexia Ltd, a British based company jointly owned by a consortium of UK colleges.
When it comes to private education, the INTI Education Group is one of the most respected names in Malaysia’s private education sector, having delivered on its promise to provide world-class tertiary education based on the philosophy of producing graduates who are highly employable and sought after.
INTI was recently adjudged to have the highest branding standard for tertiary education by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF) at the BrandLaureate – SME Chapter Awards 2009 ceremony, winning the Best Brand in Education – Tertiary title.
“This award is recognition by industry that we are doing something different,” said Graham Doxey, Deputy CEO of INTI Education Group. “We have started a transformation process at INTI - investing substantially in its facilities, programme and course development, capacity building and IT infrastructure, as well as embarking on a recruitment drive to attract the best talents to join the team - in our aim to become a premier private higher education institution in the country and region.”
A member of the Laureate International Universities network, INTI is steadfast in its commitment to provide educational opportunities to a wide range of students in an effort to empower and create a new generation of leaders. At the heart of INTI’s offerings are the three pillars of career-focused programmes, internationalism and 21st century quality.
Laureate International Universities is the world’s largest private education network, and currently has more than 43 accredited universities and 130 campuses in over 20 countries worldwide. Having a world-renowned name leading INTI’s faculty is one of the many changes taking place within INTI that continues to shape the landscape of the education sector in Malaysia.
For more information on INTI Education Group, please visit www.newinti.edu.my.