Mentors

Mentors

Ms Susan Yuen

Susan Yuen Su Min
Regional CEO Asia & Country CEO Malaysia,
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (“NBAD”)

Ms. Yuen has been a banker for the last 30 years and has served in a number of large banking establishments being Maybank, HSBC Malaysia, ANZ and now NBAD. Ms. Susan Yuen is the Regional CEO Asia & Country CEO Malaysia of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi Malaysia Berhad. She also assumed the role of Regional CEO Asia for the NBAD Banking Group and is responsible for the growth of the business for the group in Asia. Prior to joining NBAD, Ms. Yuen served as CEO of ANZ Hong Kong from June 2009 where her key responsibilities were to drive the financial performance of the branch and ensure that the reputational standing of the bank in Hong Kong remains intact. She was a board director of four ANZ HK companies and chairperson of the Executive Committee and Assets and Liabilities Committee.

She has worked in the Asia Pacific and Australian markets with specific focus in Hong Kong, Australia & Malaysia. She is familiar with the Asian banking sector and has been engaging with regulators in the Australian and Hong Kong markets.

Mr Lim Beng Choon

Lim Beng Choon
Former Country Managing Director of Accenture

Lim Beng Choon, a Malaysian aged 56, holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science from the Australian National University.

He was the Country Managing Director of Accenture, the global consulting, technology and outsourcing giant, before retiring in 2010. He held various positions during his 28 years tenure in Accenture, including Managing Partner for Accenture’s Resources Industry Group (Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Utilities) in South-East Asia, India and Korea.

His experience in management consulting spans across strategy formulation, operational consulting and merger integrations. He has led complex projects to deliver transformational change for Malaysian and foreign multinational companies. Prior to moving into management consulting, he was in technology consulting covering technology strategy and systems integration work.

Lim Beng Choon serves as a Trustee of the ECM Libra Foundation, actively advising on their welfare initiatives. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the boards of PETRONAS Gas Berhad, MISC and PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad.

Mr David Ong

David Ong
Founder and President of the Reapfield Group of Companies

David Ong, the Founder and President of the Reapfield Group of Companies, has successfully turned the Reapfield brand into a credible household name. David started his business together with his wife Serene in 1984 in humble beginnings, and today the group has more than 900 negotiators.

Under his leadership, Reapfield Properties have won many accolades including the prestigious MIEA Real Estate Agency of the Year 2009, 2011 & 2012; MIEA Real Estate Agent of the Year 2010 & 2012 and SME100 Awards 2015 Fast Moving Companies – Real Estate.

David is also the chairman of World Teach Malaysia, and is a board member of FCCI (Fellowship for Christian Companies International). David believes in conducting business with honor and integrity.

Chu Hong Keong
Mr Chu Hong Keong

Chu Hong Keong

Independent Director, Malaysian Electronic Clearing (MyClear) Corp.  (subsidiary of Bank Negara Malaysia)

Former senior Managing Director of Silverlake Group (Group COO role, MD/Executive Director of various business entities & Chairman of Silverglobe Inc. USA)

Former HSBC CIO cum Head of E-Business, Head of HSBC Global Technology Centre Malaysia & Executive Director HSBC Software Development SB (group global software delivery entity) &
Senior Executive, Strategic Planning, Transformation & Special Projects

Various industry leadership roles, International Award Head Judge, Chief Coach/Mentor for national award winners/entrepreneurs, Coach/Mentor for senior managers, students & start-ups,
International Speaker
(banking, technology, innovation, talents), Innovator & Multi-Award Winner

Chu is a strong believer, promoter of “Dare To Be 1st, Dare To Be Different & Dare To Contribute & Share”, “Making a Difference for Yourself & Success” and has the passion & conviction in developing oneself and others with diverse disciplines, capabilities and a winner mindset. Developing from young, he was able to assume multiple diverse roles in his career & the industry, set records and create numerous industry or world’s 1st.

In 2003, Chu became the only CIO & without owning a company to win the Pikom-Computimes “ICT Achiever of the Year” against a number of successful entrepreneurs, followed by Pikom “Key ICT Industry Leader” Recognition in 2005 and the first Malaysian individual nominated for the World IT & Software Alliance’s Global IT Excellence Awards 2004. The various innovations & breakthroughs led to winning over 15 awards, from CIO Asia Award, UNDP-sanctioned eAsia Award, International APICTA Award to the first bank solution entered into the Malaysia Book of Records. Chu actively contributed in over 20 differing industry committees including ASEAN Workgroup on Infrastructure & Tourism and led a number such as Chairman of Asia-Pacific Users Group Council (APUGC), Chairman of Banking Industry Real-time Gross Settlement Working Group and Chairman of Share Guide Association Malaysia.

Chu has over the last 30yrs been coaching students & entrepreneurs, developing talents and building a winning team that excel in everything they do (work, sports, competitions, CSR/community initiatives, arts & design). His small local HSBC IT team was transformed into a global entity supporting HSBC Group worldwide and benchmarked as the “Best & Most Efficient IT Team” in HSBC Group. Using his multi-award winning & award judging experience, he coaches, mentors Malaysian winners/entrepreneurs to winning success in International competitions/pitching.

Chu had spoken in many international conventions (World Congress on IT 2008, Global CIO Forum 2006, International Banking Summit to IBM CIO Survival Camp) and in differing forums (banking, technology, HR summits, education/career fairs, national youth entrepreneurs convention, motivation & leadership programme). Topics range from “Customer Value-centric Innovations”, “Making A Difference for Yourself & Success”, “Nothing is Dead … Making the Impossible Possible ! ” to “Building a Winning Global Team”, “Presenting in Style – winning approvals” and “Leadership & Values”. He had appeared ‘live’ on TV Talk show and in the past interviewed, featured often by regional media & publications.

Mr Stantley Tan

Stantley Tan
Head of Treasury for Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad

Stantley Tan is currently the Head of Treasury for Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad, and has 26 years of experience in Treasury and Markets, of which 16 years were with Citigroup.

Stantley is responsible for leading the Treasury division in Kenanga Group, and in further developing its risk taking, risk management and sales revenue drivers, including product development.

Stantley was previously the Country Treasurer and Head of Markets for Citibank Berhad, responsible for risk taking activities and customer sales coverage in interest rates and foreign exchange. Prior to this, Stantley was based in Tokyo as the Country Treasurer & Head of Risk Treasury for Citi in Japan. His earlier roles included being based in Citi Singapore as the Regional Co-Head of Risk Treasury Asia, with oversight on Citi’s respective local currency money market desks and accrual balance sheet exposures across Asian emerging market countries.

Stantley has extensive experience in the region, holding senior positions in various countries including Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Mr Ko Chuan Zhen

Ko Chuan Zhen
Co-founder and executive director of +SOLAR

Ko Chuan Zhen is the co-founder and executive director of Leaf Energy, a solar consultancy firm and

+SOLAR, a solar EPC company based in Malaysia. He won the Star Outstanding Business Award (SOBA) Rising Star in 2015. Since winning the International APICTA Award 2008 Best of Tertiary Students Projects (Solar car cooling ventilation system), he has been passionately involved in the Solar Photovoltaic industry. 

Prior to his own venture, he has gained vast experience and technical knowledge in the solar industry. He worked for a Japanese leading solar manufacturer and was responsible for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa Territory in technical and commercial solar project development affairs. Besides Malaysia, he has overseas solar project development and implementation hands-on experiences in 11 different counties. Previously, he worked for a reputable system integrator from Germany with experiences in managing solar project business development for the Malaysia market. 

After the Feed-in-Tariff system launched in 2012, both Leaf Energy and +SOLAR have moved up the ladder as one of the leading Malaysia solar firms. Today, about 10% of Malaysia solar projects were contributed by +SOLAR’s group of energetic, young and passionate engineers. +SOLAR have involved and completed over 27 MWp in Malaysia, for few hundred residential houses, commercial green building project at Prime Minister Office, as well as the South East Asia’s largest solar carport power plant at KLIA. 

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Dr Teh Su Thye
Chief Executive Officer of Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia)

A medical professional turned social leader, Dr. Teh is highly passionate in changing the world and continues to seek for a purposeful life. In 2001, he left his medical career to volunteer in social organisations working on youth empowerment and peace-building. In 2004, he led a group of youth to the conflict hotspot at Israel- Palestine to be part of Middle East Peace Initiative. Dr. Teh is today a leadership coach and intercultural expert with 15 years of experience working with youth across Asia Pacific. He recently spoke at United Nations Headquarters in New York addressing over a thousand youths on ‘Moral leadership for a
peaceful world’.

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Dr Kok Yow Loong
Director and Co-Founder of KnT Consult Sdn. Bhd

Dr Kok Yow Loong , is the Director and Co-Founder of KnT Consult Sdn. Bhd, an engineering consulting firm, providing geotechnical consulting services. Dr Kok has a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from University of Cambridge, UK. His PhD research was on “Investigating the mechanical behaviour of two residual soils from Malaysia”.

Dr Kok provides specialised geotechnical consulting services, e.g. planning and execution of soil investigation work, the analysis and design for foundation (shallow foundation and piled foundation), various methods of ground treatment work, excavation and basement work, and slope stability, protection and stabilization works, geotechnical monitoring work, etc. for projects involving roadwork, infrastructure work, private development, reclamation and marine works.

Dr Kok’s consulting firm also provides geotechnical forensic studies, and remedial and strengthening works on earth and building structures showing settlement and displacement related distresses.

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