Michael Heah

Founder and CEO
(MBA, Portsmouth, UK), PJK, PKT

Mr Heah is the Founder and Group CEO of IRC Group of Companies since 2002 under INTER Group. He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom and has more than 38 years of working experiences in human resource management and post graduate education industry. In view of his consistency in complying with the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct, he has signed Corporate Integrity Pledge with Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in 2014 and successfully completed EICC Lead Auditor Labor & Ethics Program by Verite in 2015.

Mr Heah is currently appointed by Malaysia Ministry of Human Resource as the National Industry Career Advisor to promote and teach the National Career Guider Program under National Occupation Safety and Standards (NOSS). He is also a qualified Trainer and successful completed the HRDF Train The Trainer (TTT) Program. He was awarded the Advanced Diploma in Career Management and Diploma in Career Guidance by The Malaysia Skills Centre, Ministry of Human Resource.

In 2014, he was invited to represent Malaysia in the Asia-Pacific Anti Human Trafficking Conference and had organised many Anti-Human trafficking seminars and programs with MAPO (Council of Anti Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants Malaysia). He was also invited by Intel, Hewlett Packard, Western Digital and Seagate to speak on the best practices in hiring foreign manpower and his leadership experience in completing EICC (VAP) at the MNCs EICC Road Show in Johor, Klang Valley and Penang.

In his endeavour to help Malaysia to achieve to Tier 1 Anti-Trafficking in Persons (ATIP) ranking, Mr Heah is appointed by the Malaysia National Human Resource Association (PUSMA) as the Executive Committee (EXCO) in Anti-Human Trafficking Portfolio. He has also worked as Strategic Partner with Indonesia Government – The National Board of Placement and Protection of Indonesia Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) on the first pilot recruitment program in Asia-Pacific region.

With a strong passion of helping unemployed local graduates in Malaysia, he has conducted various Education-Career Development Programs in Colleges, Polytechnics and Malaysia Skills Training Centres throughout Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak and had founded Inter “EduCAD” Program for Malaysian youth to excel and grow in their career path. His effort to help local SPM, STPM, SKM and Diploma graduates to “work and study part-time with the Industry” has gained recognition and accepted as the Program Partners of University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE).

Together with his staffs and workers, he is also a Founder and Career Advisor to  Kelab Pembangunan Kerjaya Belia Malaysia (Malaysian Youth Career Development Club) and established many INTER Career Development Centres throughout Malaysia.