Our Journey

Our Journey


With us being a Public Listed Corporation, we expanded into the Education sector. Our initial foray was in the area of English Language Training (ELT). Subsequently we ventured out into Tertiary Education and have plans to develop an International School.

While we have worked around the world, our focus largely remains Asian, specifically South East Asia and the Gulf Cooperation Countries in the Middle East.

And, we remain truly a Learning company with an intense passion to become a Learning conglomerate in the region.


On March 13, 2006 we were listed on the MESDAQ Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad signaling our growth and the formal move into the corporate world.


This was also the period which saw us expanding our services into the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. We worked with several large organisations such as Abu Dhabi Police, Ministry of Interior, Tamkeen, Bahrain, Qatar Foundation, Orpic, Oman and Petro Rabigh in Saudi Arabia.


While we were largely seen as a training led Human Resources solutions provider as a result of our strong domain expertise in Management and Human Resource systems, we were in the early 90’s moving into developing Learning & Competency software as a result of the growing interest in Competency Management. And subsequently we ventured out into consulting solutions. This period also witnessed us creating our own intellectual property that was unique to the Asian management context. In partnership with international partners, we developed formidable processes and solutions to help our customers achieve their productivity and business objectives. These developments gave us the strength to move into the Technology world in 2001 with the formalisation of SMR HR Technologies Sdn Bhd, achieving the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status.

70’s – 80’s

Starting out in late 1978 as a sole proprietorship and subsequently as a partnership, we were formalised as a private limited company in 1989. In the early days we were primarily a corporate training company focusing on Trainer Training and Management Development. It was also during this period that we organised the Trainers Meet Trainers (TMT®) Conference & Expo that became the signature event all over Asia. The event has now grown into the Learning Extravaganza, the Asia HRD Congress™ and the Asia HRD Awards.