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Management Team
Our Management Team, led by Thomas Mathew reflects a group of diverse individuals with the knowledge and industry experience to attract, nurture and retain the right expertise needed to meet the talent demands of today and the future.
THOMAS MATHEW
Chief Executive Officer
SIVAKUMEREN A NARAYANAN

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director, Malaysia Expatriate Services Centre (MYXpats)

HAJAH MAHURAN SARO DATO' HAJI SARIKI

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Research, Development & Policy
NAZRUL AZIZ

Graduate & Emerging Talent
Government Engagement & Facilitation

MOHD AMRIL MOHD JUNID
Human Capital, Capability and Administration

SABIHAH BINTI AHAMAD

Head of Operations, Malaysia Expatriate Services Centre (MYXpats)
THOMAS MATHEW

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Mathew is the Chief Executive Officer of Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp), having been appointed to the position on 4th November 2020.

Thomas brings with him more than 30 years of experience in corporate management, business strategy, and risk management. He began his career as a banker, holding management positions in the corporate and commercial banking divisions of several local commercial banks, from where he joined Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad (Danaharta), Malaysia's asset management company in 1998. He was initially involved in loan restructuring and thereafter headed its risk management unit, prior to its successful closure in 2005.

Thomas then joined the MBf Holdings group of companies, initially as its Chief Operating Officer and thereafter as its President. Thomas then assumed the role of Group Finance Director at Ben Holdings group in Sri Lanka, an established retail, media and theatre group, where he oversaw all aspects of Finance, Treasury, Legal, Human Resources, Risk Management, Audit, and IT.

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from Universiti Putra Malaysia.

SIVAKUMEREN A NARAYANAN

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director, Malaysia Expatriate Services Centre (MYXpats)
Siva has been working closely with industry, government agencies, universities, chambers and international bodies to address Malaysia’s talent gaps. He is passionate about creating networks for Malaysia’s talent and optimising them for the current and future workforce, and facilitating global talent. He also works on female empowerment and on bringing back women to the workforce.

Siva has been at the forefront of immigration research and development, engaging various stakeholders towards developing policy recommendations to deliver a more facilitative framework for highly-skilled expatriates in Malaysia.

Apart from being the Deputy CEO of TalentCorp, Siva is also the Managing Director of the Malaysia Expatriate Services Centre (MYXpats). He was responsible for setting up the Centre, which is a collaboration between TalentCorp Malaysia and the Immigration Department, and overseen by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Expatriates Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

Siva is an MBA holder and software engineer by training.
MAHURAN SARO SARIKI

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Research, Development & Policy
Having begun her career in 1992 with the Ministry of Human Resources, Mahuran has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources Management, and has a wide knowledge and experience in Human Capital Strategy & Development as well as Industrial Relation Management.

Prior to her role as Deputy CEO, Mahuran headed TalentCorp’s Research Department where she works closely with stakeholders from federal and state governments/agencies, industry players, employer federations, labour unions and international agencies in conducting research study on human capital requirement, including demand and supply talent/skills.

Mahuran holds a Bachelor of Sciences majoring in Business Administration from University of Creighton in Omaha. She is a member of NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women (NIEW), and enrols in the Women’s Directors Programme (WDP), which aims to improve the effectiveness of women directorship roles in Malaysian public-listed companies and statutory bodies.


MOHD AMRIL MOHD JUNID

Human Capital, Capability and Administration
Amril manages the Human Capital Department and Administration at Talent Corp. He oversees all Human Resources end-to-end management from monitoring staff recruitment, training and remuneration.

In addition to this, Amril supports TalentCorp in regards to industry partnerships and government relations.

With over 18 years of experience in Human Resources from his previous roles in employee relations, industrial relations and human resources business partner, Amril has served in various industries such as manufacturing, information technology, retail, audit, automotive, and media.

Amril holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami, Florida.
NAZRUL AZIZ

Graduate & Emerging Talent
Government Engagement & Facilitation
As the Head of Graduate and Emerging Talent (GET) and Government Engagement & Facilitation (GEF), Nazrul is responsible in developing and implementing strategic interventions to attract, nurture and retain Malaysian graduates and young talents.

Nazrul is an Administrative and Diplomatic (PTD) officer with the Government of Malaysia. For the past 15 years, he has served in various agencies at district, state and national level where he was responsible for physical and social development, socio-economic R&D, HR and finance, stakeholders management and leadership development.

Nazrul holds a Masters in Business Administration (Sustainable Development) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Bachelor in Science (Business Computing) from Universiti Teknologi MARA.

SABIHAH BINTI AHAMAD


Head of Operations, Malaysia Expatriate Services Centre (MYXpats)

Sabihah heads the MYXpats Centre’s operations where she focuses on achieving operational service excellence to deliver quality expatriate services to all stakeholders.

Her 20 years of experience include interfacing with Government agencies and industries for the facilitation of Employment Passes and its related passes through the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) and the Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) programme, both in collaboration with the Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) and overseen by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA).

Sabihah holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Transport) from Universiti Technology MARA.

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AT A GLANCE
Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) was established on 1 January 2011.

We are an agency under the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) that drives Malaysia’s talent strategy towards becoming a dynamic talent hub.


We partner with the public and private sector to implement initiatives that attract, nurture and retain the right expertise needed to meet talent demands of today and in the future.


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