Mrs. Anne Fowles
Head of School IGBIS
Mrs. Anne Fowles
Message from the Head of School
I would like to wish you a warm welcome to our website and to our school which is paving the way in international education and living its mission:
To provide an inclusive learning community, embracing diversity by offering a challenging IB education which empowers its members to be caring, global citizens.
Located in a stunning new school building at Sierramas and Valencia, IGBIS is Kuala Lumpur’s newest IB World School and as such, is totally committed to IB philosophy. Our team of internationally experienced IB educators currently deliver an integrated 21st century education, to students from Early Years 1 (3 years old) to Grade 12.
The school has an established digital platform, including the latest laptop and touch-enabled devices, and comprehensively incorporates information technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
As we wish to develop a community of learners for our students and their families, our facilities have been designed to provide easy access for parents to use without disrupting the operation of the school. We will be providing extensive programmes for parents and the broader community in sports, the arts, and continuing education. Likewise, the curriculum, co-curriculum and after-school programmes for students provide an array of sports, visual and performing arts, languages, outdoor education and community service.
Please read through the remainder of our website to find out more about our outstanding school and the unique educational opportunity on offer to our students.
Better still, come and see us!
Mrs Anne Fowles
Head of School
Detik Harapan Sdn Bhd
IGBIS is owned and operated by Detik Harapan Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of IGB Corporation Berhad. Detik Harapan Sdn Bhd received the approval from the Ministry of Education in 2011 to establish IGBIS.
IGB Corporation is a renowned and highly respected leader in corporate initiatives and property development in Malaysia and beyond. As part of its broader corporate social responsibility, it sees IGB International School as an opportunity to provide education which meets the challenges we face in this fast-changing, interconnected global community.
IGB International School Governance and Management
IGB International School is governed by a Board of Governors which meets twice a year and a Management Board which meets monthly.
Board of Governors
Tan Sri Abu Talib bin Othman
Tan Sri Abu Talib qualified as a Barrister-at-law from Lincoln’s Inn, United Kingdom.
He has served in various capacities in the Judicial and Legal Service of the Malaysian Government. He was the Attorney-General of Malaysia from 1980 until his retirement in October 1993.
He is Chairman of the Board of Governors of IGB International School.
Dato’ Seri Robert Tan Chung Meng
Dato’ Seri Robert Tan has vast experience in property development, hotel construction, retail design and development as well as corporate management with more than 30 years’ experience in the property and hotel industries. After studying Business Administration in the United Kingdom, he was attached to a Chartered Surveyor’s firm for a year. He had developed a housing project in Central London before returning to Malaysia. His stint in the property industry began with IGB in 1995 when he was Joint Managing Director and subsequently appointed Group Managing Director in 2001, a position he currently holds today.
He has been involved in various development projects carried out by IGB, in particular Mid Valley City. From inception to the realisation of Mid Valley Megamall (MVM) and The Gardens Mall (TGM), he was actively involved in every stage of their developments. He is instrumental to the development and success of MVM and TGM, and more importantly, in retaining their positions as prime shopping hotspots in the Klang Valley.
Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Lin See Yan
Professor Tan Sri Dr. Lin is an independent strategic and financial consultant. Prior to 1998, he was Chairman/President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Bank Group and for 14 years previously, Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (the Central Bank), having been a central banker for 34 years. Tan Sri Dr. Lin continues to serve the public interest, including Member, Prime Minister’s Economic Council Working Group, Competition Appeal Tribunal; Member of a number of key Steering Committees at Ministry of Higher Education (including the Putrajaya Higher Education Task Force); Economic Advisor, Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia; Member, Asian Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee; Board Director, Monash University Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Sunway University Sdn Bhd; and Governor, Asian Institute of Management, Manila.
Tan Sri Dr. Lin is Chairman Emeritus of Harvard University’s Graduate School Alumni Association Council in Cambridge (USA) as well as President, Harvard Club of Malaysia. He is also Pro-Chancellor & Research Professor, Sunway University; Pro-Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; Professor of Economics (Adjunct), Universiti Utara Malaysia; and Trustee of the Tun Ismail Ali Foundation (PNB), Harvard Club of Malaysia Foundation, Prime Minister’s Exchange Fellowship Malaysia, Malaysian Economic Association Foundation and Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.
Professionally qualified in the United Kingdom as a Chartered Statistician, Tan Sri Dr. Lin is also banker, economist and venture entrepreneur, having received three post-graduate degrees from Harvard University (including a PhD in Economics) where he was a Mason Fellow and Ford Scholar. He is a British Chartered Scientist. Tan Sri Dr. Lin is an Eisenhower Fellow and a Fellow of the IMF Institute (Washington DC), Royal Statistical Society (London), Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, Malaysian Insurance Institute (Hon.), Malaysian Institute of Management and Malaysian Economic Association. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Malaysia.
Tan Sri Dr. Lin advises and sits the Board of several public companies, and a number of business enterprises in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia engaged in mining, petroleum related products, property development, software and private equity.
Chua Seng Yon
Chua Seng Yong holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, Australia, and a Master in Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom.
He joined IGB as Financial Controller in 1994 and has more than 30 years’ experience in the property and hotel industries. He is presently the Executive Assistant to the Group Managing Director and heads the procurement, information technology and corporate and legal affairs of IGB Group.
Lister Wellesley Hannah
Mr Lister Hannah has been involved with the International Baccalaureate (IB) for the last 37 years. He has headed a number of prestigious IB-related schools in the US, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. He was a founding member of the IB Heads’ Committee, has been on the board of the European Council of International Schools, chaired many international school accreditations for the Council of International Schools and has consulted widely. In recent years, Mr Hannah has also co-founded and led the development of several IB schools in Asia. He was the executive chairman then chairman of the IGBIS Management Board from the founding to the opening of the school.
Mr Hannah is a graduate of the University of Melbourne in History, Literature and Politics and his graduate studies in educational administration and leadership were at Dalhousie University, Canada, and Rutgers University, USA.
Mohamed Tawfik Ismail
Representative of the Ilwan Tawfik Education Services Sdn Bhd, shareholder in Detik Harapan. Initially a banker, became Group General Manager, Fleet Group and set-up Malaysia’s first private television network, TV3.
Elected to Parliament 1984 then appointed a Director in several subsidiaries of Pemas Holdings.
Started the Tun Dr Ismail International School in Johor Bahru, the first licenced international school in that city. IGB Corp was invited to join the investment and later, IGB International School was founded in Selangor.
He has written extensively on Malaysian history, especially on his father’s (Tun Dr Ismail) role as one of the founders of the nation.
A graduate of University of New England, Australia, and Oxford University.
Dato’ Dr thuraisingham
Chua Seng Yong
Tawfik bin Ismail
Ms Elizabeth Tan