Speakers. Oxford Summit of Leaders 2014

Posted on 06 August 2014.
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Dato’ Freida Mohd Pilus
Founder and Mentor, Cempaka Schools, Malaysia

Presentation: Cempaka Schools, Malaysia

Dato’Freida is an established and renown educator. She pioneered private schooleducation and has been instrumental in its transformation into one of the fastest growingeconomic sectors of the Malaysian service industry today. She spearheads the CempakaGroup of Schools, which leads through continued innovation in its schools. 


Civil Service — 1971 to 1983

Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs Unit, Ministry of Education

Lecturer and Chief Research Officer, National Institute for Public Administration 

OSK Securities, Subang Jaya Securities — 1983 to 1985

CempakaSchools— 1983 to today 

Freida has a strong passion for community work, which she has instilled in the students at Cempaka. She launched Persatuan Anak Penyayang Sri Cempaka (PAPS) at Institut Pediatrik, Hospital Kuala Lumpur in 1991, where a partnership between the School andthe hospital provides a platform for Cempakans to be involved in community service projects and hospital visits. In 1996, a second chapter was set up with the University Malaya Medical Centre. She is currently planning the third with Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. PAPS also drives various other charity efforts such as the campaign for natural disaster victims (Tsunami, Pakistan Earthquake, Malaysian Floods,etc) as well as awareness/fundraisingactivities for Down’s Syndrome and SystemicLupus Erythematosus. 


  • Vice President of the International Schools Association (ISA), Geneva
  • Honorary Assistant Secretary to the National Cancer Council (MAKNA).
  • Committee Member of Permata Negara, dealing with children below 6 under the Partronage of Datin Seri RosmahMansor.
  • Committee Member of the newlyformed Malaysian Arts Council which is tasked with mapping out the way forward for the Arts in the country.
  • Committee Member of University of Malaya Alumni.
  • Commitee Member of the Malaysian Children’s Aid Society
  • Advisory on Education in IDEAS
  • Committee Member of National Education Advisory Council

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