100 Most Inspirational Linkedin Icons In Malaysia You Should Follow In 2020
Follow them today, get inspired and who knows, you may be in the list next year!
Game changer. Passionate. Leader. Bold. You name it. They are no celebrities, yet they are inspirational and are always sharing great pieces of advice. They are neither Twitfamous nor Instafamous but they sure are influencers on LinkedIn. This great iconic people have made to the list of our third edition of 100 Most Inspirational Linkedin Icons In Malaysia You Should Follow In 2020. Follow them and be inspired.
Michael Teoh Su Lim is the Founder-Strategist and Director of Thriving Talents. As a strategist, he has trained and consulted talents in Microsoft, Intel, Brother, Chatime, Felda Global Ventures, McMillan Woods and leaders from governments and NGOs. On a global front, he was recognised as one of the world’s leading enterprising youth by the Global Entrepreneurship Week in 2010 and the global winner for Your Big Year, the largest social entrepreneurship competition contested among 45,000 people in 168 countries in 2011. Michael is also the youngest board member sitting on the boards of several public organisations including the National Youth Consultative Council appointed by the Minister of Youth & Sports. An awardee for the prestigious McMillan Woods Global Awards for ‘Emerging Leader in Talent Development & Personality of the Year’ in 2015, Michael is the co-author of Potential Matrix™, a fast-growing personal development book to unleash the potential of people for success.
Lung-Nien Lee is the CEO for Citibank Malaysia. Serving with Citibank for almost 30 years, beginning as a credit analyst in 1990, Lee is a Qualified Fellow Chartered Banker, gaining experience in general management experience; anti-money laundering and sanctions, and financial markets sales, specialising in FX, options and derivatives.
Maverick Foo is dubbed as an “OG” marketer by the millennials and has made it his life mission to boost brands, sales and authority to get the best results and success.
Dr. Roslina Ab Wahid is the Founder of Quality Community of Malaysia and an Associate Professor of Quality Systems at the Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). She writes and reviews for several SCOPUS, Q1 journals and professional magazines in her field and is currently an Editorial Advisory Board member of The TQM Journal; a few of her papers have won ‘The Best Paper Award’ at conferences locally and abroad. As the previous Director of Quality System & Operational Excellence of UiTM, she has been responsible for crafting, managing and maintaining the quality system and operational excellence initiatives of the university. Dr. Roslina, too, was an overseas member of the New Zealand Organisation for Quality, member of Asia Institute of Management and Emerald Literati Network. She has closely networked with a few organisations such as The Joint Accreditation System of Australia & New Zealand, Australia Organisation for Quality and Exemplar Global. In addition, she is registered with the Women Directors’ Registry of Malaysia.
Wesley Chan Wenzhen is a Sales Breakthrough Coach, Keynote Conference Speaker and 3x TEDx Speaker. Being the Founder of Vision Alliance Holdings and Certified NLP Trainer, he has trained and spoken to more than 120,000 people across Asia Pacific in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and Cambodia in the space of Sales, Persuasion and Personal Development. His niche includes Sales and Influence, Negotiation Skills, High Impact Presentation Skills, Personal Breakthrough and NLP. He is also one of the Trustees in Yayasan Perintis Malaysia, a recipient of Gold Chancellor Award (UTP) by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohd and awardee for Top 30 Semi-Finalist for JCI Creative Young Entrepreneurs Award (2019).
Ranukka Singham is the Founder of Image Revamp PLT, which focuses primarily on helping professionals as well as corporations achieve congruence between their external image and internal values. With her company tagline of “matching perception with substance,” Ranukka’s work has helped develop over 8,000 professionals, improving their image to reflect the best version of themselves. Her accolades include certifications for being an Image Consultant, an NLP Practitioner, a Men’s Styling Consultant, and a HRDF Trainer. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Optometry.
Taranjeet Singh is highly knowledgeable in Business and Organisational Transformation, performance improvement, value realisation and employee engagement exercises. With 25 years in the Management Consulting world, Taranjeet is the CEO of Quantum Steppe Advisory, a boutique Management Consulting Firm with a regional footprint. He is a Chartered Fellow and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (UK) Regional Board and Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia. Taranjeet sits on the advisory team of several start-ups including Otherdots.com and BoomGrow. He is also a Co-Founder of JoOpps and a globally certified ICF Executive Coach.
Dato’ CM Vignaesvaran Jeyandran has made it his life mission to build human resource capabilities among the leaders of business organisations and entrepreneurs. Starting his career as a helper in his mother’s tea stall, Dato’ Vicks was HRDF’s Chief Executive Officer and sat on the Boards of HRDF, the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) and the Malaysian Conference and Exhibition Board. In 2017, he was made the President Elect for the International Federation of Training and Development Organisations (IFTDO). In his spare time he has immersed himself in helping to raise awareness of science and technology among school children under the umbrella of the Association of Science Technology and Innovation (ASTI).
Nik Faiz is the CEO and Malaysia’s 1st Certified Professional Career Coach (PARW-CC) at Career Expert. As a career coach, he tutors graduates, job seekers, and employees for job placement and career advancement. With 12 years of experience in the industry, Faiz has helped more than 10 thousand individuals to secure their job.
Dr Sudeep Mohandas has been in the Nonprofit scene in Malaysia and Internationally for over 30 years, and has written two books and numerous articles on nonprofit management which has been a best seller and a first for a Malaysian. With his ability to connect, create and innovate, as well as design a future, Dr. Sudeep Mohandas’ name is synonymous with nonprofit management as he was one of the pioneers in establishing that a job in a nonprofit is a worthy and professional career.
Khushboo Nangalia is an entrepreneur, award-winning marketer and Founder of BEYOND99, a global digital growth agency based out of Malaysia. An expert in Business Storytelling & Millennial Marketing, she is also a Global Goodwill Ambassador (Malaysia), WEForShe Ambassador, a key member of NAWEM (National Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Malaysia), MWCC (Malaysia World Chamber of Commerce) and host of #WomenofImpact show. Khushboo’s notable achievements include ‘100 Most Influential Youth Marketing Leader’ Award by CMO Asia & World Federation of Marketing, ‘Women Business Leaders in Malaysia’ Award by World CSR and World Sustainability, and ‘Excellence & Leadership in Branding & Marketing’ by The Golden Globe Tiger Awards.
Azwan Baharuddin is passionate to help Malaysia achieve its full potential because he believes Malaysia needs new strategies and capabilities to successfully compete in the new world of digital disruption and in order to do that he surmised everyone should redefine their vision and develop concrete action plans to bolster our local businesses and economy.
Christopher Tock is the Founder & Chief Digital Strategist Officer at SocialGrooves.com where in 2018, he personally led the Alibaba Double 11 Biggest Online Sale campaign for Malaysia, Singapore & Australia, which contributed towards USD 30.8 billion sales, subsequently earning him and his team to win Bronze under Excellence in Mobile Marketing in A+M Magazine’s Marketing Excellence Awards 2019. He has worked with leading global brands like Bytedance of TikTok fame, Lenovo and Maybank. Christopher’s passion lies in nation building among youth and corporate leadership, where he sits as an Advisory member in Asia School of Business’s Iclif Leadership Energy Awards Council and is often quoted as a thought-leader in youth development & digital transformation. He has won multiple accolades including Prestige Top 40 under 40, Top 10 Online Personalities by Astro Awani and the NewMan Creative Pioneer Awards.
Irwan A Rahman is the Director of Communications, Branding, Media & Event Management at MY Content House (MYCH). With more than 17 years of experience in Corporate Communications, Business Operations, Management, Media Relations, Public Relations, Branding, Social Media Management, Event Management, Creative Content and TV Production, WebTV Development, Irwan offers unique solutions to cater to everyone’s business needs.
Lai Shyan Chin is the Country Director for BTC Recruitment Malaysia, an executive search and recruitment company. He started his career in IT before making a move to the recruitment industry where he is well recognised for his successes in recruiting for Middle to C-Level positions for organisations across China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. As a HRDF Certified Trainer, Shyan has successfully organised CV Write-Up classes and Learning & Development workshops and is passionate in writing posts sharing tips, strategies and motivational stories within Career, Recruitment and Personal Development areas.
Scott Tushaj is the Founder & Managing Director of ETR Search. With sincere respect for the pressures faced by his clients and a commitment to getting the job done effectively and efficiently, while developing long term, deep client relationships, Scott specialises in niche recruitment projects as well as retained executive search, and consults clients on building and utilising an effective approach to recruiting senior-level candidates.
Dr. Mohd Harris Ismail has been involved in several mega projects in Malaysia and managed to turnaround a company to 10-fold positive revenue within only two years. With his experiences in a wide spectrum of industries from franchising, retailing, construction up to Information System and innovation implementation, he became CEO for a technology company in 2016 and a founder of Business Start-up solution center in December 2019. His passion in business & entrepreneurship is translated into his active involvement in providing consultancy and coaching to the industry while being a Mentor to UKM 100Entrepreneurs programme. He has spoken at various international and local events, including Manila WorldBEX 2019, GeoSmart Asia Conference 2016 & 2017, RICS International BIM Conference 2015, 2017 & 2018 to name a few. He was awarded the 100 Most Inspirational Icon on LinkedIn 2019 by Marketing In Asia and will soon be featured in Britishpedia (2nd Edition) on “Successful People in Malaysia.” His latest engagement is being a mentor to a start-up company for a Digital-enabled platform and service towards achieving a Unicorn status while supporting IR4.0 and smart-cities around the world.
Hanie Razaif-Bohlender is the Co-Founder and General Manager of Dragonfire Corporate Solutions Sdn Bhd, a KL-based management consulting firm. Hanie brings her skills, experience, clarity, and empathy to address client needs in the areas of organisational effectiveness, change management, courageous conversations for performance and conflict management, and talent and career management. Her expertise also includes the design of experiential learning solutions, and upskilling for employability and entrepreneurship. Prior to Dragonfire, Hanie was an executive search and career transition and outplacement professional, with experience in the HR and OD practices of two US-based Fortune 500 companies. Her client list covers a broad spectrum of organisations, from SMEs, to government ministries, to GLCs, to MNCs. Hanie is popularly known as “The Career Doctor” for her coaching work with individual clients in their quest to find clarity, happiness, and fulfillment in their career journey.
Jimmy Lee is a self-made entrepreneur, managing his four startups; Foodie Box is currently in Series A fundraising for an undisclosed amount of investment. He has mentored 11 startups and invested into three of them including Lapar Esports. As a humanitarian, Jimmy empowers the poor and refugees through WATAN. In April 2020, Jimmy has been nominated to the final stages of Business Worldwide ‘2020 Asia-Pacific Business Awards’ in the category of ‘Best CEO in Malaysia’s Food Industry’, 100 Most Inspirational LinkedIn Icons in Malaysia for 2019, nominated for ‘Asia’s 100 Greatest Leaders’ in 2016 by AsiaOne Magazine and USR Consulting in Mumbai, India, Honourable Achiever in Law for HELP University, La Sallian Of The Year 1995 and Valued Member Of The Galactic Republic and A Powerful Ally Of The Jedi Order as certified by Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club in November 2012.
Sumathi Krishnan is a Principal Consultant and Director at Stratford Training & Consultancy. Passionate about developing people’s skills to communicate better, this is her second time to be featured in the “Top 100 inspirational Linkedin icons in Malaysia to follow” by Marketing in Asia magazine in 2019. Sumathi also conducts Business English & Business Communication modules for fresh graduates under the employability programs initiated by Government Linked Companies (GLCs).
Warren Leow is the CEO of Designs.ai, an online platform that allows entrepreneurs, creators and marketers to create content easily using A.I. Warren is also responsible for looking after investments, acquisitions and business development at Inmagine, which is a global creative ecosystem.
Nik Khairul is an ambidextrous and haywired person who constantly shifts from creative to critical and vice versa, sometimes too quick that both of them might end up in a mess of unnecessary analogies. A joy-writer, a dedicated educator, and an avid gamer, Khairul is an advocate for fair rights particularly in employment. He also believes creativity, intelligence and ingenuity cannot be gauged by mere grades and points because what’s important are a person’s specialty, interest, passion, and direction.
Yuet Kim Lim is the CEO and Co-Founder of PichaEats, a sustainable food business rebuilding lives of refugees in Malaysia. In 2017, she was not only awarded THE EDGE Inspiring Young Leaders 2017 awards but was also listed in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, Prestige 40 under 40 Malaysia and recently, Asia Tatler’s Generation T. Lim also co-founded another social enterprise focusing on education for refugees named E-lluminate.
Noorazly Adnan loves being creative and producing content that can increase engagement. Dubbed as the “fun guy” in the office, he currently works as an Associate level 2 in Concentrix for Facebook. A staunch believer of ‘talk is cheap and action speaks louder than words,’ Noorazly loves music, films, technology and video games.
Ts. Shahril Mokhtar is the Head of Completions at PETRONAS. Known for his works to reshape the well intervention scope, specifically through the IIWR programme, Shahril continues to inspire people globally through his real life experience and how he relates it professionally and personally. He is also a strong advocate on the #HinHSE culture based on a lifestyle change through his running routine. Recently, Shahril has been accredited a Professional Technologist status by Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT), carrying the Ts. title. With a passion for music, he plays the drums in a local indie band Slumber Sonic and in his free time, writes reviews of HiFi equipment. He embraces diversity and empathy as the key elements to create a stronger community and preaches sharing versus teaching.
Roshan Thiran has the privilege of leading a committed team in building Leaderonomics for the past 12 years. A firm believer in empowering others to realise their potential, he has extensive experience in global leadership roles across Asia, Europe and the US with General Electric (GE) and Johnson & Johnson.
Freda Liu is a vivacious persona who has lived and breathed business in the past decade with Malaysia’s only business radio station and has conducted over 5000 interviews and some prominent names include Martin Cooper, author Stephen Covey, motivational speaker Nick Vijucic, former GE CEO Jack Welch, the Duke of York HRH Prince Andrew and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Freda has authored five books called “PR Yourself,” “Shake & Spear Your Business: The Romeo & Juliet Way,” “Everybody Loves Ray” (biography), “Bursting Fixed Mindsets,” and her latest “In Your Skin”. She was recently awarded the ASEAN Rice Bowl Awards for Malaysia Startup Journalist Of The Year and a nominee for MaGIC’s Social Enterprise journalist. She is also a member of the National Association of Women Entrepreneurs Malaysia (NAWEM) and the Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers.
Bob Low helps businesses generate more revenue through B2B Marketing Strategy, LinkedIn Lead Generation and Training. As a consultant,, he has worked on marketing campaigns around the world with companies such as Samsung Mobile, Disney, and Marvel Studios to name a few, and also trained individuals from companies such as Coca-cola, Maxis Communications, Carlsberg Brewery, Ernst & Young & Accenture in Digital Marketing and LinkedIn Strategy.
Ahmad Sanusi Husain is the CEO of Alfalah Consulting. With over 26 years of experience in Islamic finance, Islamic banking, Islamic investment and Islamic unit trust (mutual fund), Sanusi Husain is a guest lecturer at 26 university campuses in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. An advisor and consultant for several Islamic finance & business-related projects, he is also a member of Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS), Federation of Investment Managers of Malaysia (FIMM), Council Member of Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), New York – Islamic finance & investment, Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM), and Muslim Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (MCCM).
Dr Mazlan Abbas is the Co-Founder and CEO of FAVORIOT. Ranked among Top 50 Global Thought Leaders on the Internet of Things (February 2019) and Digital Disruption (October 2019) by Thinkers360 and Top 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR Congress 2017 to name a few, Dr. Mazlan Abbas is currently one of Global Vision’s Board Members (2017). Prior to FAVORIOT, he was the CEO of REDtone IOT and a frequent speaker at many major & established IOT, IR 4.0, Smart Cities and telco conferences locally and globally. He sits on the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) for several local universities and is a TEDx Speaker.
Nasuha Browning is a passionate educator with entrepreneurial experience in the real world. With more than eight years of experience as an English language lecturer and also involvement as an entrepreneur for the last five, her area of expertise includes brand and communication strategy, education and business development. Enthusiastic in helping women to achieve their fullest potential, Nasuha is also a strong advocate for education; she has run workshops with NGO organisations such as the Rohingya Project and Rohingya Vision teaching public speaking and communication to elevate their learning. She has also volunteered in many organisations such as the Malaysia Aids Council.
Petri Karjalainen is an experienced entrepreneur with a global network. Highly enthusiastic, he specialises in edutech, Start-up development, internationalising, branding and business process streamlining.
Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt is the Swedish ambassador for Malaysia.
Dr. A.J Minai is a two-time TEDx Speaker & Brand Storyteller who’s spoken at over 200 events globally, and was awarded “Best LinkedIn Influencer” by Malaysia Social Media Week (#MSMW2019). In 2018, Marketing In Asia listed him as one of the Top 43 Inspirational LinkedIn Icons to follow in 2018 and was also invited to be a member of ‘Top Voices Malaysia’ – 30 Most Influential People on LinkedIn that same year. In 2020, Dr. AJ was invited to the Forbes Communications Council; a global, invitation-only body for senior-level Communications & PR experts.
Jamuna Karmehen is the creator of P.O.W.E.R Pack Presentation Workshop which was designed to bring out the great presenter in each individual. A dynamic and result oriented Corporate Trainer & Consultant, her greatest accomplishment was winning the Top Trainer Award for two years. She was the Certified Yellow Belt Trainer for Continuous Improvement and a Certified Trainer from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), UK. Jamuna’s achievements include the Competent Toastmaster status and winning contests such as Table Topics, Humour Speech & Evaluation Speech and the Best Project for ‘Ideas Thinking Out of the Box’ at the global level. She is also a Certified Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) & Time Line Therapy (ABNLP) and a Certified NLP Coach.
Shaidatul Intan has more than 24 years of working experience in both corporate and business sectors which includes banking, telecommunication, sales and training consultancy industry. She has also been involved with NLP-based training for the past 20 years and as a trainer, she is not only a certified NLP Practitioner, she too, is an Accelerated Learning Facilitator, specialising in personal leadership, communication and emotional intelligence, and a Certified EQ Assessor with Six Seconds Organisation, a California-based international non-profit organisation dedicated to the awareness of “emotional intelligence” (or “emotional quotient”). To date, Shaidatul Intan has trained more than 12,000 participants across the industry.
Andrew Martin is the Board Member, Founder & Group Publisher at Asia Online Publishing Group with experience in Storage Management and Data protection. This includes building sales and marketing channels, leading rounds of financing, and working on high level product development projects. He is also the Interim Executive Constant at Barracuda Inc.
Ishak Karim has been making a difference in one’s life since 1996, covering almost the whole semiconductors supply chain, from wafer fabrication to module SMT. As a Product Engineer and Project Manager, his main products are DRAMs, ChipCards, Digital Networking and Power Semiconductors. Among his specialties include Yield Engineering, Statistical Data Analysis, Electrical and Physical Failure Analysis, Fault Isolation, and Product Characterisation.
Mohd Rizal Hassan is the Founder of Take Charge Sdn Bhd, an International NLP Master Learning Facilitator, NLP Master Coach and Master Hypnotherapist. The author of two books, “In Your Face (And In Your Head)” and “Mudahnya Guna NLP” (Translation: Easy NLP), he is also the Founder of The Professional Learning Facilitators, a family of professionals who adopts Rizal’s techniques of facilitating learning; this family is 2000+ member strong and they can be found around the world. Rizal has conducted his programmes for audiences in Malaysia, India, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
Al Jazzura is the Project Director of ODC Creative Hub, a creative events space and multi-functional studios and work-space located in Oasis Damansara. With a vision of being in the forefront of digital and creative hubs, he is also a very passionate entrepreneur, started various projects and start-ups including POPCON and the “BULLETPROOFYOURBIZ” as a co-founder. Al was previously the shareholder and business development o?cer for Social Enterprise Academy Malaysia.
Patrick Klotz is the Founder and CEO of SwissTech Solutions Sdn Bhd and is very passionate about emerging Technologies. While he was previously a host of startups.zone weekly talk, he has now started his own show “Pat’s Chat”, where he interviews entrepreneurs about their stories, their success and failures. He has been invited to several conferences to talk about BigData, AI, IoT, Digital Transformation and Cyber Security as a keynote speaker, panelist and moderator. End of last year, Patrick gave a TEDx talk about AI and the future of work.
Julian Neo is the managing director at DHL Express Malaysia and Brunei and has been with DHL for 19 years, working with dedicated superstars who have been the backbone of the company in charting the company’s business growth and success in Malaysia and Brunei.
Noor Shahiwan is the Founder of Suncrox Solar, a solar energy social enterprise specialised in off-grid applications like agriculture, rural, resorts and vehicles with more than 90 projects in five countries. More than 1250 direct beneficiaries are gaining positive impacts through solar energy rural empowerment, and Suncrox Solar’s next mission is to serve 5000 beneficiaries by 2022. With the tagline of “Solar for all; All for solar”, Shahiwan constantly posts on solar energy projects, social innovation and of course, his journey as a solar energy social entrepreneur.
Badrie Bob Abdullah is the Head of Asia Graduate School at UNITAR, a Global Digital Ambassador by the World Assessment Centre, University Fellow and Chartered Fellow of Chartered Management Institute UK, and Founder of Malaysia Global Sharing Week. An expert in building education partnerships, Badrie has built a strong Personal Brand and is very passionate about Executive Education and Professional Development. He is also the Founder of TULIPS MOVEMENT and a Council Member at Malaysian International Chambers of Commerce and Industries (MICCI).
Fadza Ishak is a freelance Producer, Visual Journalist and a Researcher based in Malaysia. His main interests lie in humanity related stories and breaking news, most notably the assassination of Kim Jong Nam (China & NHK News), 2017 Southeast Asia Games in Kuala Lumpur (Yahoo News Sg/Ph), Hardnews, Pre & Post Election (Yahoo News Sg), and Election news and feature (Channel News Asia). He is currently a stringer for Thomson Reuters and Yahoo News Singapore.
Azran Osman-Rani is the CEO and Co-Founder of Naluri and author of ‘30 Days and 30 Years: The Sprint and Marathon of Breakthrough Performance.’ Prior to Naluri, Azran was the CEO of AirAsia X Berhad and iflix Malaysia.
Nina Sharil Khan is the Founder & CEO of PopCon aka Chief Unicorn Officer & Chief Pimping Officer, International Speaker, Host of the #Just Langgar PopCast live show and a Happiness Advocate. She started her journey in the entertainment industry in the traditional broadcasting and filmmaking industry as an Actor, TV Host and Film & TV producer before founding PopCon in 2018. Nina debuted in Marketing In Asia’s Top 100 Inspirational LinkedIn Icons in 2019.
Marta Kondryn is the Head of People and Culture at Mindvalley. A Ukrainian currently living in Kuala Lumpur, she loves leading teams, with her heart and soul, finding the best people and growing purposeful businesses into healthy organisations. She is a believer that kindness, love, and care will drive high performance of any business.
Vyasa Kandasamy is the Founder of Cad Training Centre, based in Puchong. His company serves the Construction, Manufacturing, Banking, Oil & Gas and Hospitality sectors with an array of training such as AutoCAD, Project Management, HR, Basic to Advanced levels of Excel, IT & Programming subjects. Since the late of the Covid-19 crisis, he has created the widely watched Linkedin Live show “Conversations that Matter” series for audiences to interact with subject matter Experts on a wide range of topics. Previously, he was the Co-Founder of the first privately owned microchip company in Malaysia, with offices in the UK and Ireland. He is highly experienced in running businesses as well as the VC fundraising process.
Allan Phang is the Regional Head of Marketing & PR at EVOS Esports, the number one esports organisation in Southeast Asia. Before joining EVOS Esports, he was the Head of Esports at AirAsia. Allan has also been invited as a keynote speaker in TEDx Talks and esports and digital conferences in New York, Hollywood, Miami, University of California Irvine, France, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Abu Dhabi.
Joy Abdullah is a marketing wizard who makes marketing be the strategic differentiator for businesses. For more on Joy head over to his profile on LinkedIn.
Andrea Zsapka mentors, coaches, empowers and inspires individuals from all walks of life to take back control over their lives by creating their own personal brand. She, too, inspires people to reach their highest potential and to maximise their resilience by encouraging them to earn a living that fulfills them personally and professionally. Andrea is also an advocate for dedicated branded Employers/Companies with clear visions and mission, and alignment so that they can attract the right employees with the right mindset and personal values aligned with the company values to ensure long term commitment, efficiency and success.
Prof Noor Azizi Ismail is the Vice Chancellor of UMK since January 2019 with a main task to transform it into one of the respectable entrepreneurial universities in the region. He spent the first three months strengthening the university governance and financial management before focusing on strategies for research & commercialisation, innovative TnL, internationalisation, branding & promotion, and talent development. He is also responsible for UMK Holding’s new business model and KPIs. Prof Azizi’s main achievements in 2019 include significant improvement of Graduate Employability from 70.8% to 88.3% and Graduate Entrepreneurs from 2.8% to 9.8%. His next focus is to further strengthen university-industry collaboration and create an industry on campus.
Mallory Loone is known as the Entrepreneur with a Heart for People. She is currently the co-founder and Creator of Opportunities of Work Inspires, a people engagement and development company, who has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, both locally and abroad. Her knowledge and experiences in the people development scene have earned her the recognition of Malaysia’s Most Talented Coach, 2019 and Top 100 Global Training & Development Coach of the Year, 2017 by the World HRD Congress. She was also recognised by President Barack Obama as a trainer and leader of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), where she had the privilege to attend a town hall with the President during his visit to Malaysia. She continues to contribute to society by being a frequent mentor for Startup Weekend, Axiata Young Leaders Mentor4Mentor Programme and Sunway Mentoring Group. Mallory is also part of the Tulips Movement Malaysia Council aimed to Inspire and Unleashed Women’s potential to grow.
Syukri Sudari is an experienced CHRO with a demonstrated history of working in diversified industries including financial, telecommunications, aerospace, engineering and insurance sectors. Skilled in HR Consulting, Employee Experience, Culture, Talent Management, Rewards, and HR Policies to name a few, Syukri is also the President of Association of Insurance Employers and Council Member of the Malaysia Employer Federation (MEF).
Khairul Abu Bakar provides strategic advice on financial and speaks on financial literacy. She is among 13 professionals that inspire the LinkedIn community in Malaysia. Khairul has been featured on Vulcan Post and The New Savvy.
Mohd Faiz Hakim or Faiz as he is fondly called, is an intergalactic dreamer, an entrepreneur in a corporate disguise. Chartered Member at Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Council Member Federation of Malaysian Freight Forwarder, and Vice President, Persatuan Pengusaha Logistik Bumiputera, he co-founded Asia Global Total Logistics in 2016, one of only less than a handful of Bumiputera International Freight Operator in Malaysia. Faiz continues to contribute to the development of Malaysian Logistics & Supply Chain, Transportation Policy, Urban Transportation, Last Mile Logistics, Ports & Terminal, Maritime and Aviation sectors in both Academics and Professional fronts.
Derek Toh is the Founder and CEO of WOBB, an award-winning Malaysian job portal. Derek is also a host of the Hello Mentor podcast, where he has conversations with successful and inspiring people in Malaysia.
Umar Munshi is the Co-Founder of Ethis.co, a group of investment and crowdfunding platforms, including award-winning Ethis Indonesia which has matched investors from 50 countries to high-impact social housing projects for low-income families. As a social entrepreneur since the age of 18, Umar is also the CEO of GlobalSadaqah.com, a charity marketplace specialising in corporate charity and Islamic social finance and the Chairman of the Islamic Fintech Alliance, a circle of tech founders from around the world.
Cheryl Witha is a passionate educator, always finding ways to develop her students through a couple of initiatives like Young and Enterprising and Commers Beats. Cheryl’s setup of the Lift as You Rise Platform on Facebook in 2017, serves to expose young adults to a world outside their comfort zone and to give ownership to the younger ones to affect change through numerous projects that started in INTI International University but has since grown beyond. Moving beyond INTI, today she runs the Lighthouse ME conference with a group of volunteers comprising of young adults and industry professionals from Linkedin to reach out to those transitioning to the working world. Recently she started the ME Series with Yee to develop this goal further by bringing people from different walks of life to enlighten listeners so they too can grow and develop their mindset.
Dr Rezal Ahmad is an innovator, investor, industrialist, entrepreneur, business developer, educator, engineer, and strategist. He is currently the CEO of NanoMalaysia.
Jonathan Low is the Founder and CEO of Global Success Learning Academy. He centres his conference speaking and executive coaching work with organisations and senior executives to measurably improve their leadership effectiveness and business performance especially in the areas of Service Quality, Sales Performance, Leadership Communication and Team Development. With more than 30 years of professional & international business experience, he is the leading Top 30 Global Guru Hospitality Speaker, Trainer and Educator from 2016-2020 and Past President of the Global Speakers Federation (2015/2016). A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and one of Asia’s leading Sales & Service Optimiser, Leadership Success Coach and Author, Jonathan is also a Six Seconds EQ Master Facilitator, Certified Mental Toughness Facilitator and Coach, Certified Identi3 Consultant, Marshall Goldsmith SCC, and a Global Canfield Methodology Trainer.
Dr Wendy Liew is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur, a trailblazer, author, and a highly sought-after Image Consultant not only in Malaysia, as well as some other international engagements. Awarded as Women Icons of Malaysia, Successful people in Malaysia, Malaysia Women Leaders, Inspiring women of Malaysia, Top Global Minds in Training & Development, Distinguish Trainer to name a few, she is currently the President of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) Malaysia Chapter (2018/20). To date, Wendy has trained more than hundreds of companies that include MNCs, GLCs and the Fortune 500 companies and over 60, 000 corporate people of all levels in the areas of Professional Image Branding, Protocol & Business Etiquette.
Hetal Doshi is an Organisational Psychologist, Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Trainer and in several Psychometric Tools and Systems. As a Consulting Psychologist to several Global organisations and specifically supports large scale transformation projects that tend to have an enormous impact on mental health and performance on employees, she believes that crisis and transformation offers the paradox of being the Mother of all opportunities and the Mother of all suffering too. She is most known by her clients for her analogy of the #ButterflyEffect that is used to take organisations through their journey of metamorphosis.
Stephanie Caunter is a brand builder and natural communicator, with an affinity for tech. She has led cross-border teams to create brand-defining programmes and points of view such as PwC Malaysia’s Building Trust Awards and Catcha Group’s Wild Digital conference. Today, she is part of the Leadership Team of Axiata’s ADA – the largest digital advertising and Big Data analytics provider in the region. As Marketing Head, she drives branding, lead generation and prospecting. A three time McKinsey Youth Leadership Academy Mentor winner and Malaysia CMO Awards 2018 – Gold For Best B2B Marketer to name a few, Stephanie is a Diversity and Inclusion advocate who used to write a monthly personal column in The Edge Malaysia, called ‘Changing Hats’ on managing career and family; and sits on Lean In Malaysia’s Board of Advisors.
Gopi Ganesalingam is a finance professional and an entrepreneur who has served in executive and board positions in the Asia Pacific region for the last 30 years. As the Vice President of Global Growth Acceleration at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Berhad (MDEC), the government agency tasked with developing Malaysia’s Digital Economy, Gopi is at the forefront of championing talented entrepreneurs, by empowering them to actualise their business vision. Prior to MDEC, he has worked in brand names like Matsushita, American Express International, Lucent Technologies, Telstra Australia, Salesforce.com and Google.
Nik Hasyudeen is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lembaga Tabung Haji. Prior to this, he was involved with the accountancy profession, the Malaysian capital market and a number of institutions offering financial services. He was also the founding Executive Chairman of the Audit Oversight Board of the Securities Commission. Hasyudeen’s passion is to contribute in the areas of leadership, governance and the development of our small and medium-sized enterprises.
Tahirah Manesah Abu Bakar is the HR Manager and Halal Manager of FFM Berhad, Malaysia’s largest flour-milling conglomerate. An Employer’s Panel Member of the Industrial Court and a Termination Specialist, she is also a professional member and Mentor of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), and a JAKIM-certified Halal Executive. After over 20 years of leading people across a spectrum of industries, Tahirah Manesah is now giving back to the community by sharing her knowledge and experience as an employment rights advocate through her writings on social media, providing guidance on HR, IR and general work-related issues to employers and employees alike.
Alyaa Ahmad Jais is a marketing personnel in one of the premier career platforms based in Malaysia. A passionate person in the integrated marketing communication area, women empowerment, graduate employability and youth development in various areas, she has experiences in both government and private sector at the Federal level. Formerly a Perdana Fellow, an exclusive programme under the Ministry of Youth & Sports, serving under former Federal Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Alyaa is a women empowerment supporter and youth development that was actively in Malaysia Youth Council, via National Youth Council Consultative (Majlis Perundingan Belia Negara). She is also a firm believer of human touch, despite the fast-moving technology and advancement in IR4, by blending knowledge in hospitality, marketing, psychology and technology together as one.
Andreas Vogiatzakis is the Group CEO of Star Media Group. Born and raised in rural Crete, Greece, Andreas is a true internationalist and a highly sought after speaker, locally and abroad, having conducted numerous high-power sessions for several universities and the industry at large. He has served on several industry boards, the Board of Directors of the European Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia (EUMCCI) and as a judge in numerous award judging juries including several Industry University Boards for Taylor’s, INTI, UTAR, PJ College of Art & Design (PJCAD), the Monash University Dragon panel, the Ad:tech Asean Kuala Lumpur advisory board, and was one of the industry curators for APMF 2014 (Asia Pacific Media Forum). Andreas is also a Certified Professional Coach (CCA & ICF) and a Certified NLP practitioner. He was inducted in the YPO Malaysian Chapter in 2008, the International Who’s Who of Professionals in 2009, and is the recipient of the Achievers & Leaders Award in 2012, and the Global Brand Leadership Award at the World Brand Congress of 2014.
Bikesh Lakhmichand is the founding partner of 1337 Ventures, Malaysia’s first Accelerator programme that has invested in over 50 innovative digital startups across diverse areas spanning gaming, social networking, education, big data, proximity marketing, wearable technology, fintech and recently, social enterprises. No stranger to the world of digital disruption in Southeast Asia, Bikesh helps to discover, validate and transform high-potential startups into businesses of the future. He is also the Co-Founder of iTrain, Southeast Asia’s leading digital technology powerhouse that has empowered over 3,000 corporate employees in advanced digital technologies.
Johan Irwan Kamarozaman is a Founder of Leap Leadership Academy and the author of Komunikasi Warna. He is currently the President-Elect of Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers (MAPS), an organisation affiliated with the Global Speakers Federation (GSF) and a Certified Directive Communication Trainer (DCI), Certified NLP Practitioner (NFNLP), and Certified Professional Coach (TCI). With a deep passion for helping people to improve their competencies and skills in leadership and communication, Johan has various industry experiences ranging from manufacturing industry, security industry and education industry.
Pedro Uria-Recio is an executive digital marketing professional with over 15 years of global experience in data-driven marketing, digital businesses, analytics, and A.I, spanning across technology, telecom, and financial services. Gifted in creating and coaching high-performing teams of digital developers, marketing specialists and data scientists across multiple countries and cultures, Pedro’s achievements include Winner of the 2019 Cloudera Data Impact Award for Axiata’s transformation, bestowed in New York and the overall leader of Group-wide analytics & A.I transformation across 10 subsidiaries of a telecom conglomerate among others.
Rina Neoh is a seasoned entrepreneur and multi-awarded startup advocate in Asia, with proven expertise in setting up and developing innovation-driven companies, including brick-and-mortar and technology-enabled enterprises. An expert in incubating new businesses, finding new markets, creating unique value propositions and creating sustainable revenue streams, she was instrumental in introducing two IPOs in the Australian Stock Exchange and helped execute complex cross border mergers and acquisitions strategy within the Asia Pacific region. Rina co-founded Mercatus Capital Pte Ltd, a homegrown incubator and venture accelerator based in Singapore in 2006. She also holds strategic management roles, directorships and equities in Mercatus Capital, Ficus Venture Capital, Fintech Lab, Synapse EduTech Ventures, Global Learning Solutions, MindChamps International PreSchools, Smarter Robotics, Asia CEO Community, and Unlimited Brands.
Asim Qureshi is not only the CEO of Jibble.io, an award-winning FREE time and attendance app but also the CEO of PayrollPanda.my, the no.1 Malaysian payroll app and the LaunchPad. A physics grad, he started his career in investment banking before becoming a VP at Morgan Stanley and then Credit Suisse.
Azleen Abdul Rahim is a Marketer through and through. He runs NSE, a social media management company based in Malaysia, actively managing social media activities for brands and individuals across all industries since 2011, and co-founded Marketing In Asia in 2018, an online magazine that shares great op-ed on all-things marketing from the Asian perspectives. Azleen also oversaw the growth of Designloka – Unlimited Graphic Design.
Norhizam Kadir is an experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology, energy and services industry. He is currently the Vice President of Fintech & Islamic Digital Economy at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).
Xavier Mah is a PR and Branding strategist, Personal Branding Expert & Coach, and Founder of Xavier Mah Consultancy and luxury bespoke footwear label, XALF, the only footwear label in Malaysia to have collaborated with Bentley, Lotus, McLaren and Aston Martin. He kick-started his consultancy at just 26 years of age and has serviced clients from Property, Startups, Beauty, F&B, Lifestyle & Fashion industries. As the chief editor of Xavier Mah, “Stories Worth Telling” is a phrase he lives by. With a strong belief that every story has an X-factor that is worth telling, he has successfully brought unknown brands from the ground up to being known by the intended market. His life’s work has been featured in various media in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China. Through the hurdles and his unwavering passion, Xavier was shortlisted for the EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award 2019 in Emerging Category, and is a Finalist at the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards 2017.
Alpa Shah is a mission-driven entrepreneur advocating career education for high school and pre-university students through student mentorship, work experience, and skill development. As a pioneer in the school internship segment, her company, Future Leaders Internship aims at reducing mismatch of talent. She has been invited at multiple speaking engagements on various education and employment platforms as a panel speaker, trainer and as a thought leader on Malaysia’s largest business radio channel. Alpa has been selected as the Top 100 leaders in Education and the Women Icon Awards 2020.
Mohd Prasad Hanif is the Director of Darul Haq Global Ventures, spearheading business transformation of entrepreneurs. Currently, Mohd Prasad also holds the position of Secretary General of the Association of Development Finance Institutions Malaysia.
Michael Warren is an iconic award winning Malaysian leader who has operated and guided companies, government linked agencies, academic institutions and non-profit bodies across the South East Asia region over a range of diverse industries for the past three decades.
Razif Abdul Aziz is currently the Acting Group CEO of Cradle, Malaysia’s Leading Early Stage Start-up Influencer. He is a senior executive with over 23 years of experience in a variety of roles ranging from business development, corporate, legal & regulatory affairs, communications and sales & marketing in various sectors such as defense, construction, FMCG, telecoms & broadcast, biotechnology, and the Government. He has written for the local science newspaper, The Petri Dish as a Guest Columnist, and is also a Contributor to The Star, SMEBiz. He has drafted telecoms and broadcast industry subsidiary legislation, consulted for renewable energy and cleantech startups, acted as a Technical Advisor for the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA), led the management of large scale tech development programmes such as the National Biotechnology Policy’s “BioNexus” Programme for biotech companies and the Biotechnology Commercialisation Grant Programme, and is a regular speaker at local & regional startup events, most recently at the WIEF Idealab 2018 in Goa, India. Notable has been his stewardship of the Malaysian Business Angel Network from 2015-2018.
Heera Singh has over 15 years of experience in the training consultancy field conducting leadership-oriented courses covering areas of leadership skills, motivation, team-building and managerial skills for leading companies such as Petronas, Shell, Maxis and Maybank. A prolific writer, he not only contributed various management articles for New Straits Times, The Star and The Edge, but is also an author for two best-selling books, ‘Simple Steps to Leadership Excellence’ and ‘Inspiring Anecdotes on Management.’ He has recently published another book entitled ‘Human Resource Documentation.’ Prior, Heera has served in the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, USA and had the distinction of appearing on National TV where he gave presentations on motivational and management topics.
To’ Puan Nurul Izatee Md Yusoff is currently the Chairman of BHN Group, a company which operates large-scale farming and crops trading. She is also the Managing Director of TSPR Global since 2018; doing mining business, green technology and other Oil and Gas related projects. Spearheading a think tank called Darul Naim Institute focusing research on political science, economy, education and nation building, To’Puan Nurul Izatee is a believer that in order to change the world, one has to be part of the solution, not the problem. Being acknowledged as the youngest researcher back in 2011 during her stint as a lecturer, she was appointed as Minister’s Special Officer handling KPI analysis and other projects and performance management executions. A jill-of-all-trades, she is the wife of Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Sri Paduka Raja Tengku Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, a royal member of Terengganu.
Ravi Shankar has 10 years of experience in bridging the gap between Digital Marketing and Data Science, making sure organisations data is used for digital media buying and taking data-driven decisions by applying Machine Learning. Currently, he is heading the group digital marketing for the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline, responsible for Data Integrations & partnerships, CRM, Programmatic Buying, Search, Paid Social Media, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), and Affiliate Marketing in all the countries. Previously, Ravi worked for major search engines like Google & Yahoo!
Faeez Fadhlillah founded Tripfez & Salam Standard, an innovative, state of the art travel portal dedicated to the rise of global Muslim travellers. Named as one of 40 Individuals Who Shaped Southeast Asian E-Commerce By EcommerceIQ, Faeez is also a speaker at many international travel conferences and seminars. He currently serves as the Honorary Treasurer for the term 2019–2021 in charge of all financial strategies of the organisation and all its assets for Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA). His achievements include 30 under 30 by Forbes magazine in 2016, 40 Under 40 by Prestige, Top 10 Young Entrepreneur Rising by Top 10, People To Watch 2016 by TTG, as well as the Most Innovative Young Leaders Award 2016 by UCSI. Under him, Tripfez was named as “2018 Malaysia E-Commerce Company of the Year- Hospitality & Travel Industry” by Frost & Sullivan. Faeez has also been featured in BBC, CNBC, Forbes, and TTG.
Sherin Callay is an experienced Marketing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry and corporate training. She runs Compass Mind Asia, which is a renowned training provider, skilled in digitalisations, business simulation & gamification, and transformation & consultancies among others. She is an alumni of Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Syed Fairul Al-Mashoor has broad experiences locally and in international countries like Hong Kong, Singapore, and Qatar. With over 16 years of experience in business development, sales and marketing, digital skills, audit and assurance and professional accounting body, Syed Fairul is passionate about nation-building and development, contributing to thought leadership and helping people to unleash their potential through education, self-motivation, partnerships and business networks.
Niney Chong is an Award Winning Social Impact Marketing Strategist. She is the Co-Founder of Chatbot Malaysia, serving Government Agencies, Multinational Companies and various other clients and runs BAYU Success Training and Events as its Chief Marketing O?cer. Ministry Of Marketing.Asia is Niney’s latest business venture, combining her passion in community service and experience in the world of marketing. Ministry Of Marketing.Asia is created as a brand running nationwide Collaborative & Strategic Marketing and Social Impact Initiatives in Malaysia through physical and virtual events, trainings, workshops, coaching and consulting the startup and SME ecosystem. Created in the month of February 2020, yet in a short time have made an impact and a positive reputation in the Marketing realm. The global pandemic and MCO in Malaysia have been an opportunity for Niney to showcase her traits as a wartime leader.
Dr Hafriza Burhanudeen is the CEO of Yayasan Cemerlang, an education foundation that sponsors students to several public and private Universities in Malaysia. Prior to joining Yayasan Cemerlang in 2011, Dr Hafriza was attached to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), holding various positions including as the Head of the Department of Foreign Languages Studies. She has also over 40 articles published either in refereed journals, education related magazines and presented over 40 papers at national and international conferences during her tenure at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Dr Hafriza holds a Ph.D in Sociolinguistics from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Emilia Zainol is an entrepreneur, dedicated in helping companies translate their best ideas into bottom-line results by identifying the hidden obstacles, and working alongside the client to break them down quickly, efficiently, and effectively toward assisting business growth & sustainability by giving outside perspectives, unbiased analyses, and specialised support in all areas of management systems. Emilia is also the Managing Director at Q3 Management Solutions Sdn Bhd.
Yoon Hunn Soo Hoo is the Founding President of the Malaysian Association of Professional Trainers and Coaches (MAPTaC). A trainer through and through since 2007 in the area of Sales, Trainer Development and Mindset Breakthrough, his proudest moment came in when he won multiple awards including the Best Sales Trainer in Malaysia Golden Globe Tigers Award in 2019. His experiences and love for people development has made him the Nexus Governing Committee Member for Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Panel Assessor for HRDF TTT Lead Trainers, and Director of Asia Pacific for Global Trainers Federation and for Experiential Learning Institute. To date, Soo Hoo has trained regionally to participants from over 35 countries including MNCs, GLCs, government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, SMEs and startups.
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Jegatheeswaran Manoharan is the Director at Accordia Training & Development. As a business simulation designer, he helps organisations with their people and performance issues using a game-based approach. Fondly known as Jega to his peers, his vision is to assist educators and trainers to utilise game-based learning and gamification for a more immersive classroom experience; he believes that games unlock and connect the different faculties of human thinking and behaviours, that provides opportunities for personal and organisational reflection. The first Malaysian and Asian to sit on the Board of the North American Simulation & Gaming Association (NASAGA), Jega is also a history and sociology buff who analyses and theorises on alternate possibilities. His company won the Best Teambuilding Provider at the HR Vendor of the Year Award 2019.
Abdul Hadi Jusoh has 15 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, which include three years in investment banking operations and 12 years in risk management which includes various risk spectrum from credit risk management, market risk management, asset and liability management to Shariah risk management. He is currently the Vice President and Head of Shariah & Operational Risk Department at Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank).
Rayyan Irwan bonds teams together and engages consumers by sharing unique relatable stories by helping them find clarity then producing high-quality content or any deliverables that will meet their desired objectives. Rayyan holds a Master’s Degree in Business with a specialisation in Project Management from the University of Southern Queensland Australia, and is a certified HRDF Trainer.
Sangeeta Kaur is the Founder of Emerging Journey Asia. Her specialties include training, consultation, counseling, psychometric assessment, coaching, mentoring, motivation, change and conflict management, communication, and leadership.
Anas Alam Faizli has over 17 years of solid experience in the upstream oil & gas industry, heavy steel civil constructions and recently in asset & facility management to mention a few, he is proficient in business development including capital investment evaluation practices and effective decision making in development projects with intensive engagement with senior, top and board management. Anas also provides technical perspectives albeit stakeholder-driven; taking into account the financial, economics and administrative sectors in improving performance and return on investment. His career has spanned across various leadership roles, managing multiple projects with a total of 60 direct reports as well as more than 700 division employees. His accomplishments include earning a reputation for meeting impossible deadlines; much credited to multitasking capabilities.
Dr Ibrahim Abu Ahmad is the Deputy Chairman of Senior Scientists Network Association and a Research Fellow of the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC). He was in MIGHT for two years after retiring from the government in 2015 and has been a long time public servant serving close to 35 years in several ministries and agencies like EPU, MITI, INTAN and MOSTI. Dr. Ibrahim was on several boards and committees at regional and national level as NAM STI Board of Governors, APEC PPSTI, ASEAN WGs, MASDM to name a few, and he is also a member of the Administrative and Diplomatic Service Alumni Association.
Suraya KA Rahman is a passionate people builder who believes that anyone can be developed into talent. She is currently the Head of Strategic Affairs at Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia.