We have to build the right foundation from the very beginning, just like the pillars of Islam for the younger generation who will be our future leaders.
– Johan Ghaus
Ahlan Academy’s Managing Director and Co-Founder, Johan Ghaus, or fondly known as Abang Johan by his fellow colleagues – often regulates his time around work, family, sports, and sometimes - writing music. Having graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, and Management from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom – the international education that he experienced inspired him later on to pursue a Masters in Finance at the CASS Business School, City University London.
He believes that you can’t choose where you come from, but you can choose where you go. This saying has been a motivational drive for him to rise beyond his limits where later on, he then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales (ICAEW) while undergoing a career with the ABG Group in London. Being exposed to the international business scene from a young age, he managed to find inspiration from his very own father for being utmost passionate about the education field and upholding a dream to start an education business one day, and his passion to make this happen was highly sparked when he had his own children.
In 2015, he met our Co-Founder, Faizul Awwal, whom he found to be a potential business partner as he showed great interest in Islamic education through the lessons he conducted. He believed that if it was good for his children, it would benefit others too.