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Board of Directors - Malvern International Academy Singapore

Board of Directors

Mr. Haider Sithawalla, Chief Executive Officer of Malvern Internationl Plc

Sithawalla started his career as a civil servant and rose to the position of a Deputy Secretary, when he resigned to join the private sector and joined ACMA as a General Manager and later became its Managing Director. He is currently a Chairman/Director in a number of private companies.
Mr. Sithawalla was the Singapore High Commissioner (Non-Resident) to Mauritius, Tanzania and Zimbabwe from 1994 to 2008.

Awards Received :

  • The PBM (Public Service Medal) Award given by the Government of Singapore in 1999
  • The Meritorious Service Award given by the National Trade Union Congress of Singapore in 1990
  • The Rochdale Medal Award by the National Federation Co-operatives, Singapore in 1984
  • “Friend of Labour” Award by the National Trade Union Congress of Singapore in 1981

Mr. Ramasamy Jayapal, Executive Director of Malvern International Plc

Jayapal was the CEO in AEC Education Plc during listing and subsequently the Financial Director before becoming the Executive Director of AEC Education Plc. He has extensive experience in Management particularly in Education.

His accolades include:

  • Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants UK (FCCA), Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (FCA), Institute of Chartered Management Consultant (FMC) and a practicing Management Consultant (PMC).
  • Founder member and Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants IMC) and its past president for several years.
  • Instrumental in developing the Asian network for McMillan Woods and bringing Linguaphone Ltd (UK), specialized in English Language teaching, to this region.

Dr. Sam Malafeh, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Malvern Internationl Plc

Sam Malafeh, PhD in Economics (The University of Auckland, New Zealand), is an innovative and results-driven leader in education focused on achieving exceptional results in highly competitive environments. Sam has a proven track record of building a strong team to deliver quality education. He is experienced in driving quality operations, processes, and customer service improvements while building partnerships with key business decision-makers. Sam is passionate about education and believes in empowering people, whether they are students, academics, colleagues or other individuals.

In his previous role as the Chief Executive Officer of a New Zealand education provider, Sam led the five schools operating in the group to offer education for employment and enterprise.The schools were repeatedly rated highly by New Zealand Qualifications Authority. They are known as schools with exceptional support to students, maintaining the integrity, high-quality delivery and high employment outcomes for graduates.

Dr Malafeh is delighted to be part of an international high performance company.  With the new strategy, Malvern International is improving its systems and processes, and teaming up with highly-qualified and experienced people to enhance the ultimate learning experience. As a Global Partner in Learning and Skills Development, Malvern International is responsible for empowering individuals to become leaders of workforces and industries of the future.

Dr. Sam Malafeh