Andy is the founder of Perspective Strategies, a full-fledged strategic communications and issue management firm with services in public affairs, brand communications and stakeholder engagement. He has worked with government agencies, multinational brands and local corporations. Andy started his career in PR at Edelman. He worked for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as an Information & Research Specialist andwas responsible for BCG’s marketing communications function in Malaysia. He is the Hon. Secretary and Fellow of the Public Relations Consultants’ Association of Malaysia and on the Supervisory Group for AIESEC Malaysia.
Venee is the Chief Operating Officer of Bright Vision Consulting - a practice focused on data analytics and development for the public sector - and also partner at QF Pay, a mobile payments solutions provider. A Harvard University graduate with a Masters in Management and Public Policy, Venee has worked with PwC Malaysia’s Advisory practice; Securities Commission of Malaysia; Eastward Capital Partners as Investment Lead; and PEMANDU as Associate Director. Venee is also the co-founder of a startup, an Executive Committee member of the Harvard Club of Malaysia, MyWIN Academy’s Lead Council, and a Board member of Fugee School.
Suhana is the Chief Risk Officer of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) and is a member of the organisation’s Senior Leadership Team. She previously established and led the Investments Compliance Unit, working with Khazanah’s investment teams covering various industrial sectors and geographies. Suhana read law at the London School of Economics. Her 20+ years of experience includes stints as in-house counsel in a commercial bank, a regulator in the bond market, and a compliance officer in the equities market. She also sits on the Board of Trustees of the World Wide Fund for Nature-Malaysia, serving as their Honorary Legal Advisor.
Zaman is the CEO of an aviation services company. He was the CEO of a cybersecurity firm and the Managing Director of Endeavor Malaysia, a non-profit organisation that creates high-impact entrepreneurs. Before his non-profit work, he was the CEO of the CaterhamJet Malaysia project, and the Regional Head of Customer Experience at AirAsia where he led the front line customer service staff across 5 countries. He served PETRONAS for 13 years, his last position being the Head of Technical Services at PETRONAS Ammonia. Zaman graduated with a B.Eng (Honours) in Electrical and Electronics from Imperial College London.
Christopher is the Chief Digital Strategist of SocialGrooves.com, a boutique digital agency, and co-founder of EYEProject.my, a social enterprise aimed at reducing youth unemployment via sustainable leadership training. He is also CEO of ADAPT Ventures, a proptech-focused venture builder focused on developing smart cities in Asia. He founded the Global Shapers Community KL hub under the World Economic Forum and Young Corporate Malaysians. He was appointed as a Director at the Malaysian Infocomm Foundation and as a Council Member of the Iclif Leadership Energy Awards. Christopher enjoys speaking on various topics including social entrepreneurship and the digital space.
Li Fong is a partner at Foo, Lee, An & Associates, a boutique accounting firm that specialises in accounting, taxation and business advisory services for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). He is responsible for overseeing the audit department for the KL office, as well as overseeing the firm's operations, business process outsourcing initiative and business development efforts.
Umapagan is a journalist and cultural commentator. Blessed with a critic’s pen and a reader’s enthusiasm, Uma (as he is fondly known), is one of our foremost literary voices. His long running radio show, Bookmark on BFM89.9, is Malaysia's pre-eminent broadcast on all things book related. He is also a film critic with At the Movies and the co-host of BFM89.9's drive time radio show, The Evening Edition. Uma also runs The Cooler Lumpur Festival, KL's yearly gathering of literary minds and thought leaders and Southeast Asia's first festival of ideas.
Jean currently serves as the Corporate Communications Director of L’Oréal Malaysia and sits on its management board. She is an active collaborator and plays an important role in contributing towards employee engagement and pride through external and internal communications. She also plays a key role in crisis communications, public affairs and consumer advisory for the Group. She started her career at Ogilvy Advertising working with clients such as Unilever, Nestle, GSK and Coca-Cola. Passionate about the beauty industry, she then moved on to Estee Lauder where she held several positions in public relations, digital communications and special events.
Mona is the HR Functional Lead, ERP Oracle Project Team at UEM Group Berhad. She was previously Head of Talent Acquisition for the engineering and infrastructure services group. She has more than 12 years of experience in HR operations, business partnering and talent acquisition. Prior to UEM Group, Mona worked for a professional services firm, regulator, bank and the press office of the French Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Mona holds a Degree and Masters in Communications specialising in politics and public affairs from the University of Paris XII.
With over 15 years’ experience in the private and public sector, Zalina is the Director of Corporate Development at the Asia School of Business. She started her career in ExxonMobil Upstream, then joined the Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation as Vice President, and later Talisman Energy as Senior Commercial advisor. She is an avid mentor and volunteer for initiatives that bridge the fields of corporate and academia. She blogs at www.zalina-canvas.com. Zalina graduated with a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University.
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