A Few Words From Us

Welcome From XCL Education

As one of the largest premier education groups in Malaysia, we understand too well the need to evolve our approach to education. The reality is that many schooling systems were designed for a different age — the age of the factory, the assembly line. Students were taught compliance rather than self-regulation.

At our schools, we future-proof our students by equipping them with academic and lifelong learning skills so they can be agents of their own success. We want students not only to get great qualifications but to be equipped for life. That requires developing their skills and character. This is why we place an emphasis on holistic character development, so we can empower students with not just academic excellence, but resilience, interpersonal skills, and leadership qualities. We want to build them up so they not only get that interview for the next step in their learning or their dream job, but they also have the character and skills to secure those opportunities and thrive in them and life.

Above all, we work hard to ensure that our students feel and safe and are happy. We set a high bar for safety and the welfare of our students. By following the highest international standards for child protection and for the prevention of serious harm and abuse to young people, we are meticulous in our checks on staff and in their training to ensure that the necessary steps and actions are taken to protect students and nurture their development in school and outside.

We hope that you will take the time to visit us, so that you too can experience what it is like to be part of us. I look forward to welcoming you to our schools soon.


Who Are The People
Behind Building
Future Leaders?

We are a Southeast Asia-focused group of private and international schools dedicated to prepare children for the jobs of tomorrow. Headquartered in Singapore, our family of schools includes high quality institutions such as XCL British International School in Penang, REAL Schools in Malaysia, XCL World Academy and XCL American Academy in Singapore and Vietnam Australia International School.

Our focus is on students in the region

Future leaders with great potential to create positive, lasting impact in this vibrant region.

Produce the best outcomes for our students

We are focused on bringing out the best in our students, not just with excellent, world class academics and co-curriculars, but also with the tools, mindset, and exposure they need to confidently navigate the uncertain future, find their own place, and leave their own mark in the world.


Holistic Character Development


Future-proof Curricula


High Academic Standards


    Experienced CEO with a demonstrated track record of creating shareholder value in the education management industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Management, Mergers & Acquisitions.


    En. Wan Hafiz Hamzah Bin Wan Hussien is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. He started his career with CIMB Investment Bank in 2004 where he experienced roles in the Group CEO’s Office, Investment Banking and a stint in Indonesia with CIMB Niaga. He subsequently joined Khazanah Nasional’s strategy team in 2016 where he worked on projects involving Khazanah’s investment portfolio and overall corporate strategy.

    En. Wan Hafiz Hamzah holds a degree in Economics from the University of Warwick.


    Datuk Ganendran Sarvananthan, is a Managing Partner at TPG Capital Asia and its Head of South East Asia. A distinguished scholar, he was an ASEAN Scholar, a Sultan Azlan Shah Scholar; and a recipient of the British Chevening Scholarship.

    A law graduate of University College London (UCL), he was the Head of Investments at Khazanah Nasional for a decade before he joined TPG in 2014. More importantly, Datuk Ganen has played a key role in TPG Capital Asia’s investment in Vietnam Australian International School (VAS) which is one of the fastest growing school groups in Vietnam.


    Mr Dominic John Picone is a Partner and Managing Director at TPG, based in Singapore. He has lived and worked in Asia since joining the firm in 2005 and, in that time, has been engaged with investments throughout the Asia Pacific region that represent more than $1.5b of committed equity capital.

    His involvement with current and past TPG portfolio companies includes Apollo Towers, Vietnam Australia International School (VAS), Myanmar Distillery Company / Grand Royal Group, PropertyGuru, 8990 (Deca Homes), BFI Finance, Masan Group, Fairmont Raffles Hotels, Bank BTPN, United Test & Assembly Center (UTAC), and CIMB.

    Prior to TPG, Mr Picone worked in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston in Melbourne, primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand.


    Tunku Ali Redhauddin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz, a graduate of both the University of Cambridge and Harvard University, is Chairman of Marlborough College, Malaysia; founding trustee and Chairman of Teach for Malaysia; and Pro-Chancellor at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia.

    In 2013, he was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Previously, he worked at both McKinsey & Company and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, and he currently holds other board and advisory roles at several corporations and non-profit entities including TPG Capital Asia.