Background of The Founders

AHMAD AZLAN AZMI - FOUNDER   

Ahmad Azlan Azmi (Azlan) is an engineering graduate from the Fachhochschule (University of Applied Science) Reutlingen. While obtaining his Master Degree in 2006, he is also a patent holder for a project with the Siemens AG during his study.

While waiting for a job he has been offered as a part-time teacher in Betzingen for Abitur (A-Level) students teaching Physics and Mathematics. Then he started his career path by joining the one of the key consultation firm in Germany, Ferchau GmBH. During his attachment with the firm he has been assigned as a mechanical engineer majoring in Research & Development with few companies with various tasks.

In 2009, he came back to Malaysia with a vision to contribute to the nation for the scholarship he got during his study in Germany. With the in-house German language classes as a start, he slowly built the company profile by diversifying his services in technical document translation service, business and image consulation and trading.

Apart of being a registered translator with Institut Terjemahan Buku Malaysia (ITMB), he is also a registered interpreter for Federal Court of Malaysia and interpreter for German companies for training and business purposes.

As a newly appointed Education Advisor of German Alumni Association Malaysia,  with the previous position as the President, he is now focusing on helping to promote Germany as study destination. The Patron for this Association is H.E. Ambassador Holger Michael, the German Ambassador to Malaysia.

Knowing the important to get a proper training to teach German language, he went to Germany for almost three months for an intensive training to be qualified as a German language teacher. He also got a scholarship from Goethe Institute for a further training to make himself fit for the job. With all these trainings, he has obtained his teaching permit for German language from High Education Minister. This sum up his previous qualification from Germany. This mixture of background contributes to new partnership with the German counterpart for study placement in Germany, the Freshman Institute and IIK.

He is now serving at INTEC Education College, teaching German language for students from the A-Level German program (ALG) as part of language requirement before they fly to Germany.

Azlan is fluent in English and German.    

DR. MAHADI MOHAMAD - CO FOUNDER

Mahadi Mohamad (Mahadi) obtained his Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences) Braunschweig, Germany. He completed his PhD in Management and Political Science from Management and Science University, Malaysia.  He is an Alumni of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, a leading political foundation in Germany.

From 2009 to 2012, Mahadi was appointed as the Assistant Special Officer to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak. In this capacity, Mahadi has gained much sought after experience of working for the top politician in Malaysia. In the Prime Minister’s Department, Mahadi was tasked to assist in the writing of main speeches for the Prime Minister, along with giving strategic inputs on the positioning of the contents of the said speeches. Mahadi was also tasked to liaise and coordinate with various Ministries, Government Agencies such as PEMANDU (Performance & Management Delivery Unit) in areas of improving educational access, poverty eradication, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.

Besides the above, Mahadi also manages the affairs of the Policy and Research Division at the Prime Minister’s Department, assisting the Director of Policy and Research.

From 2013 to 2016, Dr. Mahadi was appointed as the General Manager at Menteri Besar Incorporated, Kedah. He was tasked to restructure and realigned the business activities of MBI Kedah and its various subsidiaries. He was also tasked to assist the Chief Minister’s Office with the state long term planning especially in spurring the economic activities and creating new industry to enable job creations.

A strong advocate of green movement and initiative, he is the Vice President of Persatuan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (PEKA), an NGO which was formed to stop the destruction of natural resources, to defend the rights of environment and be the voice of nature, and further more to educate to create awareness about nature, sound health and the preservation and sustenance of the environment. The Patron of this NGO is DYMM Sultanah Pahang, Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom.

Mahadi is currently the Advisor of German Alumni Association Malaysia and Director of Southeast Asia Meeting & Dialog in Hannover, Germany.

He is very well connected in the Federal Ministries and brings with him vast knowledge on public and private cooperation models in Malaysia. For his services to the country, he was awarded the Setia Mahkota Pahang (SMP) and Ahli Mahkota Pahang (AMP) by His Highness The Sultan of Pahang. He was also awarded the Ahli Mahkota Kedah (AMK) by His Highness The Sultan of Kedah in 2016.

Mahadi is fluent in English and German. He is currently learning Mandarin.    

 

Es ist nicht genug, zu wissen, man muß auch anwenden; es ist nicht genug, zu wollen, man muß auch tun - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe