BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GAINS EDUCATION GROUP SDN BHD
Zaliza binti Alias
“Whoever travels a path to GAIN knowledge , Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2699
Seeing the need to create a path in Malaysia for an English-based preschool, ingrained with Islamic values with vibrant and cheerful education approach, Zaliza left her profession as a lecturer and opened the first Genius Aulad branch back in December of 2000.
The formation of her humble child care centre was the first step to her becoming a pioneer concept provider for aspiring entrepreneurs within Permodalan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB), and for the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) – now with more than 70 branches of the high performance preschool centres under the Genius Aulad brand.
Despite nabbing various awards through the brand, Zaliza was never one to be easily content. Driven by the need to improve every facet of education, she eventually setup the Idrissi International School, the first Islamic school registered with the WWF Eco-School organization, and Sekolah TINTA, a STEM-based national private school infused with Islamic values.
Apart from being the founder and executive director for the GAINS Education Group, Zaliza also serves as Education Consultant for various educational content on TV3, TV Al Hijrah and Astro , such as the recent highest rating educational animation in Malaysia, Omar & Hana.
Her resourcefulness also led her to start Eduventor Teachers Academy to provide vibrant quality training for teachers, thus creating one of the most well-thought eco-system of early childhood education in Malaysia.
Mohd Hafiez Shah bin Mohd Salleh
“Education is not so much to GAIN new facts but to discover new ways of thinking about them.” – Mohamead Hafiez Shah.
Prior to joining Genius Aulad, Hafiez packed with him years of experience in the field of architecture , network facility and GIS . His last involvement was in a Singapore-based company, a consultant team developing electronic submission system for Putrajaya.
A leader who thinks from unique angles and a strong believer in eco-architecture , Hafiez plays an important role in spearheading special projects and divisions of the company. He puts forth safety features and cost-effective design as his utmost priority which becomes the cornerstone and key element for all the schools under his arm.
Currently serving as the Facility Director, Hafiez has setup, and continues to develop the various hardware required for GAINS’ schools in order to provide the absolute best in quality education.
Hasnul Ismar bin Mohd Ismail
“An investment in knowledge pays the best GAINS”
After Graduating with a BSc. Hons. Economics and Accounting from Bristol University, UK, Hasnul started his career in Bank Negara Malaysia, specializing in investment management.
He would later pursue bigger challenges as a CEO of TA Investment Management Berhad prior to embarking on his own private financial-related venture in Dubai, UAE. Currently, he is the founder and managing director of Shoraka Group of Companies, a finance related business group.
Prior to serving as a Director for GAINS, his first venture into education was through a co-investment in UNITAR International University.
Outside the boardroom, Hasnul is an avid reader; and enjoys sports and traveling. He aspires to travel the world, and hopes to add value to mankind’s development through his knowledge and expertise.
Zetti Hana binti Ibrahim
“Education is a life long journey of acquiring knowledge and putting them into actions to GAIN success. Success is the achievement of sustainability and prosperity, manifesting in intelligence and character towards people, and ultimately strengthens the relationship with the Creator.” – paraphrased from Mu’adh bin Jabal r.a
Serving as a Director since 2016, Zetti is involved in GAINS’ policy and financial decisions, providing her insights into the execution of GAINS’ business strategies and corporate governance framework.
After graduating with a BSc Hons. Industrial Economics with Accounting from University of Nottingham, UK, Zetti began her career in a stockbroking company, prior to joining Petronas. Her time at the latter had seen her taking on a variety of roles and responsibilities, which ultimately led to her specialising in supply chain management and optimisation of downstream operations.
Her spare time is mostly spent with her family, or through discovering different cultures in her travels. She hopes to improve her understanding of the Islamic faith, through the study of the Qur’an, and share the gift of Islam with humility.