OUR shapers

THE FOUNDER

Ming Yu is the Founding Curator of GSKL, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Professor of Economics at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Jeremy is currently a Senior Consultant with Prokhas Sdn Bhd (a company wholly-owned by MOF, Incorporated). He focuses on providing strategic and financial advisory particularly for the Ministry of Finance. A Design Thinking Practitioner, he constantly seeks to redesign the conventional way of doing things. He is also passionate in financial inclusion and believes in the liberalisation of quality education.

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Amy holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from International Islamic University Malaysia. She is currently attached to Sunway Property – Marketing & Sales department. Among projects that she has spearheaded is autism acceptance.

Cheng Ming Yu

Founding Curator

Jeremy Tan

Curator

Amy Ariffudin

Vice Curator

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Dharrnesha is currently a Special Officer to the Minister of Finance, via an attachment from the Central Bank of Malaysia. In the Central Bank, her concentration was mainly on international public policy strategy and financial safety net arrangements, whilst now it is on implementing sound fiscal policy practices. Having read Economics and Politics at Durham University and previously a founding member of the UNA Malaysia's Youth Circle, she believes that educational equity is a powerful tool in empowering the youth.

Dharrnesha Inbah Rajah

Head of Finance

Daniel Mahadzir is a clinical epidemiologist specializing on clinical nutrition and chronic non-communicable diseases. His works revolve around public health policy, community health, primary care and preventative medicine. Daniel is the founder of DBRX Loft, a social enterprise that helps underpriviledge and low income communities to curb and manage metabolic syndrome and abdominal obesity. He is a proud alumnus of Monash University and RMIT Australia. 

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Arleena is currently a Revenue Manager at The Luxe Nomad. She was a former Regional Partnerships & Community Manager for iTrain Asia where she helped individuals (even kids!), universities, startups, large corporations and government bodies across Asia by providing digital technology learning opportunities - equipping them one step at a time towards achieving digital transformation. An International Business graduate, she loves the outdoors and has great passion in good fashion, architecture and music.

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Daniel Mahadzir

Head of Governance

Arleena Lim

Head of Community & Communications

Gwen Yi is the founder of Tribeless (www.tribeless.co), an experience design firm that builds communities through conversational leadership. In the past, she has worked with TEDxKL, OpenIDEO, Startup Weekend and Tech In Asia to grow their grassroots communities.

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Reza Abedi does business development in the renewable energy, biotech and oleochemical sectors at Sime Darby Renewables. He majored in Economics with a minor in Energy and Resources at UC Berkeley where he was involved in the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative and the UC Berkeley Public Service Center.

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THE DUCHESS

Rebekah is a CFM at YTL Corporation Bhd, a Regional Ambassador for Dignity For Children Foundation, founder of Nimble Fingers, and a Core Member in the UBS 20/20 Social Impact Group. Recently voted as Prestige Malaysia's 40 under 40 for her roles, she graduated at LSE with a BSc. Pure Economics.

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Gwen Yi Wong
Reza Abedi
Rebekah Yeoh

Chia Wei co-founded silentSHOUT, and pours her passion in empowering and advocating Deaf or hearing impaired communities. She is currently a linguistics postgraduate from Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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Tasnim is an MBA grad at Said Business School, University of Oxford. She was previously attached with the Hong Leong Foundation where she managed the funding of community projects and oversaw educational programmes targeted at underserved communities. She also started GoodFeed, a platform that features only positive news about people doing good in their communities.

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Irsyad Nazri is a political science major, former Fellow at the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) and a conceptual artist at SIN (Saya Irsyad Nazri). Have always been intrigued by psychology and philosophy, all the things he has been involved has always have "more than meets the eye"

Chia Wei Lim
Tasnim Hadi
Irsyad Nazri

Dr Renard Siew is a graduate of the University of New South Wales and Cambridge University. Renard was the recipient of multiple awards. Due to his work in sustainability, he was recently named Malaysia's Top 10 Most Inspiring Green Warriors.

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Arinah is an economics graduate from IIUM who believes in challenging norms. She believes nothing is too taboo to be discussed and the way to an open, tolerant society is through debate and discourse. She is passionate about societal development and creating a sustainable world.

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Zaim Mohzani is the founder of the Nation Building School – a non-profit organisation dedicated to build leaders by democratising leadership for young Malaysians below 30. A Monash graduate from Australia, Zaim has been led various NGOs such as the Perdana Fellows Alumni Association, Toastmasters International and Kuala Lumpur Society.

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Zaim Mohzani
Arinah Najwa
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Dr Weng Marc Lim is a multipotentialite who wears many hats—i.e. editor, educator, entrepreneur, and explorer. He received his doctorate in business and economics (management and marketing) from Monash University and postdoctoral professional certificates in the area of leadership and strategic management from Cornell University.

Brandon is known for his knack for storytelling and branding. After years of serving international brands and the Malaysian government, he now focuses his energy on building his own storytelling empire, nurturing next generation of storytellers as a lecturer, pursuing an MBA and empowering communities.

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Amalina is an Operational Excellence (Lean Six Sigma) consultant attached to the Transformation Office of Sime Darby Property. A chemical engineer by training, she is a keen world explorer, a passionate cross-cultural communicator and an aspiring creative writer.

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Brandon Liu
Amalina Davis

Entrepreneur, musician, and producer, he established his flagship venture Guitar Empire in 2006 to become one of the largest music stores in Malaysia. Also co-founded the production company HCK Studios in 2015, a subsidiary of the HCK Capital Berhad Group.

THE SCRIBE

Riyana is leading the development of CIMB Group’s first-ever Sustainability framework. Previous roles include the Special Officer to the Group CEO, as well as work on Private Equity and Strategy/Business Development. An MSc in Sustainability in Business and a BA in Political Science from Melbourne Uni, she wants to see Kuala Lumpur become a hub for game-changing environmental business ideas. 

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Eizaz Azhar
Riyana Zafira
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Ashley is the Founder of The Real Planner, President of Lean In Malaysia, and was recently featured as 1 of 10 Marie Claire’s Amazing Woman 2018 award recipient. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science and minored in Finance, Business Administration, Statistics, and Mathematics.

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Mei Ling is a BA (Hons) graduate in International Business Management and also a scholar of Sin Chew Daily Education Fund. Her passion is on utilising technology to improve the education system. She is also exploring in digital marketing now, she believes this channel can very much influence decisions made by the consumers.

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Danial is a BSc graduate in Geological and Atmospheric Sciences from Iowa State University. He currently is an Insight and Strategy Lead at Brand Insite. Previously, he was working at Tandemic, a social innovation firm, where he trained, coached, and mentored social enterprises, NGOs, and youth organisation to help design and create innovative and impactful approaches of addressing local social challenges.

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Chloe is a Sarawakian-born storyteller, author and a teacher by trade, currently teaching history and drama at Sri Kuala Lumpur School. She is passionate about all things education, arts and culture. 

Her stories have brought her to the Tedx stage and she has performed her work all over Sarawak, Singapore and Malaysia.  At the heart of what she does is the firm belief that our stories and shared history hold the values that show us how to live, provide powerful tools for personal discovery and most importantly, shape the world around us.

Liew Mei Ling
Danial Shafri

Tomas Akynov does business development and analytics.He is a video content creator, worked on projects with Google and Crowdfunding Campaigns, and Travel Vlogs. He is a former MCVP of AIESEC in Kazakhstan where he focused on developing leadership qualities in youth. He also started Headapreneur, a platform that features stories of impact and success of Leaders of Central Asia. He’s passionate about technologies and how they help solve local and global problems.

Victor possesses a B.Ed in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and is currently an educator at SK. Seafield. Being an artistic person, he strives to stimulate pupils’ creativity through language, music and literature. Beyond enjoying the masterpieces of life, Victor chases after adventures and seeks to remain relevant as time changes. 

Chloe Ling
Tomas Akynov
Victor Tan