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katherine poh

Katherine Poh

Executive Director - International, GEM Group

With the expansion of GEM International, Katherine CS Poh has been appointed as Executive Director – International. She oversees most of the major International developments for GIST-GEM Global College in Suzhou, China. Drawing on her years of experience in education Katherine also oversees the Regional Office in Malaysia.

Katherine graduated from the University of Humberside, UK with a BA (Hons) in Administrative Management and with a post-graduate degree from Australia. She has the distinction of having a successful career in two major domains in Malaysia, namely the Education and Media industry.

She started her career as a lecturer in the education industry and she moved on to hold academic and managerial positions. Her key roles involved Operations, Business developments and Marketing of education networks and services.

Katherine was the Director of Special Projects, Government Liaison and Public Relations for a Public Listed University College in Malaysia. Her hands-on and pragmatic approach in both the Malaysian and International front is an asset in managing and communicating with people of all levels.

Katherine also has 13 years of experience with a leading English daily in Malaysia. She was part of the team that managed the largest Scholarship Education Fund provided by the media fraternity in Malaysia. She assisted thousands of deserving and needy youths to further their education and to create a brighter future for their families and themselves. While in the Media industry she was also exposed to advertising and events management that brings a wealth of experience in supporting her current role.

Her passion to improve the lives of youths through education has been an inspiration to many and a testimony of success.