Ismaznizam has been in the training and education line for almost 20 years now. He holds a B.Ed (Hons) in TESL from Universiti Putra Malaysia and a postgraduate degree in American Studies from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
He began his career as an English language educator as early as 1993 before joining Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as a lecturer specializing in language education and the humanities. His expertise and active involvement and contribution in educational training was recognized when he became the sole Malaysian recipient of the 2007 Fulbright-US State Department Award which allowed him to be attached at various academic institutions in the US which include the renowned University of California at Berkerly, San Francisco, the George Washington University, and University of Louisville, Kentucky.
To date, he has conducted trainings for organizations such as UMW, Biotech Corp, Carigali Hess, Petronas, ASTRO, Impiana KLCC, Bank Muamalat, Bank Rakyat, Symphony Solutions, Shell, Allianz, DHL, TM Sales and Services, TV3, MISC, NAZA, Emkay Education, UM, UiTM, MPOB, INSPEN, Lembaga Getah Malaysia, Lembaga Koko Malaysia, Dawama Sdn Bhd, the Curriculum Development Center, to name but a few. He is actively involved in the Malaysian graduate employability skills development programs.
He is one of the training consultants selected for the Khazanah Nasional’s Graduate Employability Management Scheme (GEMS) Program. There he trains the Customer Service and Business English modules. He is also engaged by Deloitte Consulting for the Iskandar Malaysia IBS certification project and the IMGLAD program. There he conducts professional and personal development training programs.
Most recently, he conducted the Young Graduate Core Training (YGract) for Iskandar Malaysia. He is also a professional life member of the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA), the Malaysian Association of American Studies (MAAS) and the Fulbright-US State Department Alumni. His areas of expertise includes Business Communication, Leadership, Train the Trainer, Critical Thinking, and Teambuilding.
He is one of the National Training Consultants engaged by the Prime Minister’s Office for Brand Malaysia, the current national branding initiative. The Government Transformation Plans are discussed in the series of special trainings and consequently how Ministries would have to change and transform in terms of mindset, work culture, professionalism and performance.