Malaysia’s Women Leaders of 2019 Award from CMO Asia!

Here at the GIS Alumni Relations Office, we are truly proud of our Alumni Jayne Louise Kennedy (Class of 2006)! Jayne is the co-founder of EPIC DNA, a multiple award winning social enterprise that aims to make collaborative social impact accessible by empowering individuals to transform communities and environments around them. Recently, she received a CMO Asia Award for being one of ‘Malaysia’s Women Leaders of 2019’. Let’s find out more!   More about Jayne’s...


Alumna Shaz Elanie Mohd Khamil was recently chosen as one of the ASEAN Foundation’s youth ambassadors for their eMpowering Youths initiative!

At the GIS Alumni Relations Office, we often have exciting news about our Alumni to share. Today we are delighted to share an update from our Alumna Shaz Elanie Mohd Khamil, from the Class of 2007. Elanie was recently chosen as one of the ASEAN Foundation’s youth ambassadors for their eMpowering Youths initiative. The ASEAN Foundation is a non-profit organisation created by and for the people of Southeast Asia. It seeks to raise awareness and provide opportunities through various...


Alumna Angel Chew will be challenging herself to climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro!

This summer, Alumna Angel Chew (Class of 2018) will be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime in Tanzania, Africa. There, Angel will be challenging herself to climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, In aid of the Hope for Children charity. Hope for Children is an international charity that passionately believes every child has the right to a happy, healthy and positive childhood. They have created access to education, clean water systems and healthcare in...


Alumna Natalya Firdaus Khan’s film ‘Little Bear’

The Official Promotional Trailer for the film ‘Little Bear’ is now ready for viewing! The director of this movie is none other than our Alumna Natalya Firdaus Khan, from the GIS Class of 2017. Produced by Lara Blue Crockart, with cinematography by Joey Slocombe and written by Charlie Matheson, you can check out the official trailer here. Earlier this month, we chatted to Natalya about the film, as well as her memories of her time at GIS.   Natalya, what is ‘Little...


American College of Physicians has named Alumna Tabassum Salam (MD, FACP) as the organization’s Vice President for Medical Education

We are delighted to share that the American College of Physicians has named Tabassum Salam (MD, FACP) as the organization’s Vice President for Medical Education, effective December 3, 2018. Alumna Tabassum Salam from the GIS Class of 1988 completed a Doctor of Medicine (MD), from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and later on completed an MBA at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. “Dr. Salam is an accomplished and well-respected...


Alumni Dr Jeevinesh Naidu receives the APAGE-JGH Foundation Clinician Scientist Fellowship Grant 2018

We are so proud of Alumni Jeevinesh Naidu from the Class of 1998, who was the recipient of the Asia Pacific Association for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy/Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation (APAGE-JGHF) Clinician Scientist Fellowship Grant 2018. After GIS, Jeevinesh went to Taylors College for A Levels, before attending before the International Medical University (Malaysia) and University of Liverpool (UK) to study Medicine, graduating in...


Alumna Claudia Alana Ong featured in ‘PRESTIGE INDONESIA’

Recently, one of our GIS Alumni was featured in one of the most highly recognised  magazines in Asia: Prestige Indonesia. The alumni was none other than Claudia Alana Ong,  from the GIS Class of 2009. After GIS, Claudia went to Hawaii to complete her BBA in Marketing at University of Hawaii at Manoa; she is currently the Export Manager for PT Njonja Meneer in Indonesia.   Claudia, can you tell us a bit more about your feature in ‘Prestige Indonesia’? Sure! The Vanguards...


Alumna Jasmine Chairil Nazri is the Brand Ambassador for University of Kent

We are delighted to announce that this year’s NHS Brand Ambassador for the University of Kent will be our very own Alumna, Jasmine Chairil Nazri, from the Class of 2017. Jasmine is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management at the University of Kent.   Jasmine, how did you come to be the NHS Brand Ambassador? Growing up, I have always been surrounded by doctors who devote their life to save others - which is why I am so passionate about supporting and...


Our heartfelt congratulations to Alumnus Tom Silva, from the GIS Class of 1982, for recently releasing the feature film ‘Silhouettes’.

The film has a Hollywood producer, Brett Thompson, and has been picked up for distribution through NY-based Dreamscape Media. ‘Silhouettes’ had its world premiere at the 2017 Montreal World Festival, and was most recently screened at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival - one of the oldest in North America. You may check out the details via this link. It was also recently screened at the Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati; please check out this link for further details. A bit...


Congratulations Alumna Hajar Yusof on your two award wins!

Alumna Hajar Yusof, from the GIS Class of 2004, completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne and recently returned to Kuala Lumpur to work in the advertising industry. Hajar now serves as an Associate Director at IPG Mediabrands, where she works with clients like KFC Malaysia & Canon. Recently, IPG Mediabrands picked up a string of advertising awards, from the ‘Golden Kancil’ (the most prized award in Malaysia’s advertising scene) to the recent ‘Tangrams...