THE BACKGROUND OF HH PRINCESS DATO' SERI (DR) ROMONA MURAD
ROMONA INTERNATIONAL SDN BHD
ROMONA CONSULTANCY AND MANAGEMENT
Her Highness Princess Dato’ Seri Dato’ Dr Romona Murad (SSAS, DSMP, DMP, SMP, MIPR), a Malaysian, is the Founder and President of Romona International Sdn Bhd (Romona International) and Romona Consultancy and Management. Currently, she is holding the position as the Chairperson for the Royal Society Group Malaysia which is under the Royal Society Group World based in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia. She is also a Member of the Patron for the Euro Asia Financial Policy Forum (EAFPF) based in Italy.
Her Highness is a Vice Permanent Representative of the NGO, Aider-Donner-Nourrir (ADN) in Malaysia. Her Highness also holds position as Honorary President for Malaysia for Rockfield College of Sciences & Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. Besides these positions, Her Highness is also an Ambassador for Triton Solar, a solar company which is based in New Jersey, USA. In addition, Her Highness holds position as a United Refugee Green Council Ambassador & Spokes Person on Housing, Education, Health & Socio-Economic Issues of Refugees in Malaysia effective 2014. Her Highness was also appointed as RSG Commissioner for Heraldry and Sovereignty to Malaysia by the Royal Society Group on 8 February 2014. Not to mention, Her Highness Princess was appointed as Delegate to Malaysia by the Royal Society Group World as official representative to which the Royal Society Group and its affiliates conduct its foreign affairs on 5th January 2014.
Her Highness Princess was appointed to hold position as Asia President for Chamber of Inter Commerce under the International Royal Academy of United Nation (IRAOUN) based in New York, USA. She was also Asia Executive Vice President for International Royal Academy of the United Nations. Her Highness Princess Dato’ Seri Dato’ Dr Romona Murad is the first woman from Asia to hold senior position with the International Royal Academy of the United Nations. She is well–linked with networks all over the world.
Her Highness Princess was a recipient of the 2019 Africa Advancement Award under the category “Award for Humanity and Peace Advocacy” on 31st October 2019 in London, UK. She was also a recipient of the “Grand Order of the Noble Hand of Honor” from PALEDEC in Accra, Ghana on 7th September 2019. In 2014, Her Highness Princess was nominated as one of the “Most Influential Person in the World” in the area of peace and humanity by the International Council for Human Rights, Arbitration, Politics and Strategic Studies (ICHAPS) which is under the United Nations.
Her Highness Princess Dato’ Seri Dato’ Dr Romona Murad was conferred the Royal title, Her Highness Princess Putri Maamor by HRH Sultan Ali A.Umpa, The Sultan of the Royal Sultanate of the Kapatangan Valley on 14th February 2014. Her Highness Princess has her own Coat of Arms as the Royal Princess. Her Highness Princess was conferred the title Dame Commander - Cross of Merit by the Brasileira Society of Philosophy and Literature Teaching, Brazil and Commander-The Order Royal and Sovereign of the Arameans Lion King of Judah by HRH Prince Ydenir Prudenciano III Machado of Brazil. She is also the Honorable Council Member - Grand Order of the Council Honor of the Royal Society Dignitaries and Honorable Priority Members. Her Highness Princess also received the Sultan Special Award from His Royal Highness Sultan Ali A. Umpa, Royal House of Kapatangan, Sulu, the Philippines. Currently she is an Honorary Member of World Organizer of Martial Arts, USA. Not to mention, Her Highness Princess is also a VAL Honorary Member and Malaysia Ambassador for VAL, Slovenia. She is also an Honorary Member of the International Royal Academy of the United Nations. She is the EXCO Member for UMNO Overseas Club Alumni under UMNO political party in Malaysia. Her Highness Princess is also active in Parents-Teachers Associations and she is holding many posts as PTA Committee Members for various schools in the Klang Valley, Malaysia.
Her Highness Princess was conferred Darjah Seri Setia Sultan Arif Shah, First Class (SSAS) from the Sultan of Inderagiri, Indonesia on 10 December 2014 which carries the title Dato’ Seri. She was conferred Darjah Setia Mahkota Pakoe Buwono (DSMP) from the Sultan of Surakarta, Solo, Indonesia in 2010 which carries the title Dato’. In 2009, she was conferred Darjah Mahkota Pakoe Buwono (DMP) which carries the title Datuk from the Sultan of Surakarta. And in 2008 she was conferred a medal, Setia Mangku Pakoe Buwono (SMP) also from the Sultan of Surakarta.
Her Highness Princess has vast experience in Public Relations, Communications, Advertising, Promotions and Event Management. Her Highness is a member of the Institute Public Relations Malaysia (IPRM). She has with her more than 20 years experience in the corporate world. Among the companies that she was attached to were The Melewar Corporation, the Land and General, Amanah Raya Berhad, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, DiGi Telecommunications and Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (SYABAS), all in Malaysia. She is also actively involved with NGOs activities in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and other countries in Asia.Currently, Her Highness is actively involved with non-profit organizations including Fight for Cancer Foundation.
Her Highness received her Honorary Doctorate, Dra. H.C. in Human Rights and Preservation of the Environment in Asia from the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lutheran Institute in October 2019. She also received an Honorary Doctorate (Dr) in Fine Arts and Management from the International Royal Academy of United Nations in 2011. She holds an MBA in Communications and Media from Berkeley International University, USA in 2007 and a BA in Political Science (concentration in Business Administration and English) from the University of Texas, Arlington USA in 1990.Her Highness attended the University of Texas, Arlington from 1987 - 1990 and Her Highness was a Recipient for Outstanding International Student Leader for 1990 and a Charter Member for the UTA Student Foundation 1990.
HER CONNECTION TO THE SULTAN OF SURAKARTA, INDONESIA:
Her Highness Princess Dato' Seri Dato' Dr. Romona Murad is a member of the Dato'-Dato' Karaton Surakarta Hadinigrat, Malaysia. This organization is a closed group for all the relatives and members of the Royal House of Surakarta, Indonesia. The Karaton Surakarta Handingrat is a body directly under SAMPEJANDALEM HINGKANG SINOEHOEN KANDJENG SINOEHOEN PAKOE BOEWONO XIII (KGPH HANGABEHI), the Sultan of Surakarta, Indonesia. Her Highness Princess Dato' Seri Dato' Dr Romona came from the lineage of Sultan Panembahan Senopati, the first Sultan of Mataram and Majapahit, where from him came down to the Sultans and Sinuhuns of Mataram Majapahit including Sultan Agung, Sultan Hamengkubuwono of Yogyakarta dan also Sultan Pakoe Buwono of Surakarta, Indonesia.
HER CONNECTION TO THE ROYAL FAMILY OF KEDAH, MALAYSIA:
Her Highness Princess Dato' Seri Dato' Dr. Romona Murad is connected to the Sultan of Kedah, Malaysia through her grandmother, Tengku Hajar Tengku Muhammad Riau. Tengku Muhammad Riau Tengku Meh is the brother to Tengku Baharudin Tengku Meh, The Rajah of Setol. Her Highness Princess Dato' Seri Dato' Dr Romona Murad's family came from the lineage of the Rajah of Setol (now known as Satun), which is also related to the Sultanate of Kedah.
HER CONNECTION TO WORLD MARTIAL ART ORGANIZATION (WOMA):
The World Organizer of Martial Arts (WOMA) Inc. was founded in 1990 and in 1997, it was registered and approved by the Secretary of State of Delaware in Wilmington, United States of America. With the Special Power and Authority granted by the Prince Special Council Office to the WOMA-World Organizer of Martial Arts on May 01, 1997. The Royal Society Dignitaries and Priority Honorable Members is part division of WOMA International Group created to recognize and reward the efforts and the merits of the individuals towards charity, humanitarian projects, peace and comprehension between the people, no matter what is their social status, religion, race, beliefs or financial situation. And Her Highness Princess Dato' Seri Dato' Dr Romona Murad is a member of this Royal Society Dignitaries WOMA Group.
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
. A recipient of the 2019 Africa Advancement Award under the category “Award for Humanity and Peace Advocacy” on 31st October 2019 in London, UK.
. A recipient of the "Grand Order of the Noble Hand of Honor" by PALEDEC Africa in recognition of HH Princess outstanding virtues and selfless services in protecting the twelve rights of a child as contained in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, in Accra, Ghana on 7th Sept 2019
. Being nominated for "The Medal of Excellence for the Most Influential Figures in the World 2014" by ICHAPS
· Ambassadress for Culture, Business and Humanity to Malaysia (Royal Society Group)
. Honorary Member of Royal Society Group, World
. The Most Distinguished Member Award from the Royal Society Group
. Certificate Hall of Honor from HRH Prince Ydenir Prudenciano III Machado of Brazil, Royal Society Group
. Honorable Member for Spiritual and Healing Member, Royal Society Group
. Conferred the title Dame Commander and Commander -The Order Royal and Sovereign of the Arameans Lion of Judah by HRH Prince Ydenir Prudenciano III Machado of Brazil (2011)
· Royal Society Dignitaries and Honorable Priority Members - Honorable Council Member - Grand Order of the Council Honor (2011)
· Sultan Special Award from His Royal Highness Sultan Ali A. Umpa, Royal House of Kapatangan, Sulu (2011)
. Honorary Member for the International Royal Academy of United Nations
· Honorary Member from World Organizer of Martial Arts, USA (2011)
· VAL Honorary Member and Malaysia Ambassador for VAL, Slovenia (2012) - www.val-voda.si
· Awarded merit-based full tuition scholarship by the Public Services Department
· Recipient, Outstanding International Student Leader, UTA (April 1990)
· Nominee, Outstanding Student Leader of the University of Texas, Arlington (April 1990)
· Member , Phi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society), UTA
· Awarded Dean's List (Fall 1988)
A BRIEF BACKGROUND ON HER HIGHNESS PRINCESS DATO' SERI DATO' DR ROMONA MURAD'S ANCESTORS:
Her Highness Princess Dato' Seri Dato' Dr. Romona's father came from the lineage of Alexander the Great (Sultan Iskandar Dzulqarnain) through his son, Sultan Iskandar Shah Alam. Sultan Iskandar Dzulqarnain came from the lineage of Prophet Abraham through his son, Prophet Isaac. And the son of Prophet Isaac named Al-Aisyh brought down the descendants to Sultan Iskandar Dzulqarnain (Alexander the Great). Her ancestors were descendants from the Greek Empire (Macedonia) and came down to the Sultans in Persia, Maulana Sheikhs and Sheikhs. Her lineage moved from Macedonia to Persia, Yemen (Hadramaut), India, Indonesia, Siam and lastly Kedah. Her great grandfather was Sheikh Muhammad Maarof, the Chief Khadhi in Bangkok, Thailand in 1887M and her grandmother, Tengku Hajar Tengku Muhammad Riau was a Princess from the Royal House of Setol (now known as Satun) in Thailand. Her father was related to Tengku Baharudin Tengku Meh (Ku Din Ku Meh), the Prince from Kedah who then became the Rajah of Setol (now known as Satun). Her ancestors moved from Macedonia to Persia, Yemen, down to India, Indonesia, Siam and lastly settled down in Malaya.
Her Highness's family still has in their possession the family tree that shows their lineage back to Sultan Iskandar Dzulqarnain. A copy of the family tree is also kept at the HERALDIQUE & GENEALOGIE Institute, Paris, France.
About ROMONA INTERNATIONAL SDN BHD:
ROMONA INTERNATIONAL SDN. BHD. (ROMONA INTERNATIONAL) is a Malaysian registered company (co no: 777640-x) incorporated on 19th June 2007. It is a private limited company which is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has a diversified business in public relations/events management/artistes management, international business, business management/consultancy and beauty/ fashions. It focuses on bringing Malaysia to the world map in terms of exposure to the international markets.
ROMONA INTERNATIONAL SDN. BHD. (ROMONA INTERNATIONAL) carries the founder's name, HER HIGHNESS DATO' SERI DATO' DR ROMONA MURAD.
The inspiration to create ROMONA INTERNATIONAL evolved during the Malaysia HALAL Showcase (MIHAS) 2007 where it was evident to the Founder that there was a shortage of companies handling the trading of HALAL products internationally.
Malaysia, being a Muslim country, strongly promotes HALAL products to the world. In order to support the government's initiatives to portray Malaysia as the HALAL hub in the world, ROMONA INTERNATIONAL SDN. BHD. was then formed.
ROMONA INTERNATIONAL SDN. BHD. (ROMONA INTERNATIONAL) is a private limited company that has connection with the rest of the world. We have business links in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, South America, Africa and Asian countries. The company is looking forward to expand its wings to the rest of the world in the near future and we hope to succeed in many areas not only in marketing of food stuffs but also in other business areas as well. It is worth mentioning here that the company also involves in Public Relations, Events and Artiste Management, International Business, Business Management and Consultancy and Beauty, Cosmetics and Fashion.
ROMONA CONSULTANCY AND MANAGEMENT was formed in 2019 to look into Family Office Businesses in Malaysia and abroad. This business entity is also into investments and funding.
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