Meet our Speakers
We're bringing together the best collection of leaders from top companies to share knowledge, tactics, trends and best practices all across the business world
Creative Rockstar/Partner of Kiss Creative Agency PLT
Vanitha graduated with a Bachelor in Law degree and started as a Business Law Lecturer for undergraduate programs. Having an interest in creative writing, she took on a short contractual stint as the Managing Editor for a travel magazine thereafter.
She later expanded her portfolio to include PR and Communications into the fold & founded AdMy Concepts,15 years ago. While based in Malaysia, the company has serviced clients around the world such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, McLaren, Bell&Ross, Hugo Boss, Dior, NARS, Sephora, Bang&Olufsen, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Hasanah Foundation, Star Development, SingEx, Malaysia Fashion Week, New Zealand Fashion Week and Gangnam Beauty Korea.
Vanitha is also passionate about social issues and has created a web series called Raw&Uncut addressing unspoken issues such as mental health, cancer, colourism, gender equality and many more.
During the pandemic, she transformed her portfolio to include Social Media Consultancy, for clients like Pantai Hospital KL, Putrajaya Night Run 2021 and Norwex Malaysia.
Currently, Vanitha is Secretary & PR Team Leader at Mind the Gap, an NGO built on compassion to help bridge the gap between the heartfelt givers and those who have fallen through the gap.
CEO of BrioHR
Former McKinsey consultant, and head of Lazada’s strategy department, Benjamin developed a deep passion for people management in a career that spanned continents and industries. Noticing a pattern among companies that wanted to help their people achieve their full potential, he created BrioHR together with fellow INSEAD alumni in the hopes of transforming the workplace stories of millions around the globe and improving corporate performance for companies big and small at the same time.
BrioHR is a new kind of HR management software covering the full employee lifecycle in a modern and user-friendly platform. Its modular offering allows SMEs in Southeast Asia and beyond to digitize and automate their HR processes such as recruitment, onboarding, core HR (payroll, leaves, employee records and document management, expense claims...), as well as performance management.
Co-founder and Group CEO of REI Group
Propenomist, co-founder and CEO of REI Group
& Propenomy.com, president of the Malaysia
PropTech Association and Digital Marketing
Passionate property knowledge giver, analytic in
his assertion on properties, Daniele has helped
developers and government agencies in Southeast
Asia spearheading affordable housing through big
data analysis and his Propenomy Development
Propenomy.com, a digital platform offering strategic and highly integrated data analysis on economy and property and an open discussion platform to help adapting to the digital change.
Expatriate from Italy in Malaysia since 1998. He holds a Master in Macroeconomy, one in Marketing and a PhD in Strategic Marketing and Mass Communication.
He is regarded as a Property and PropTech KOL and is a well-known and sought-after international and TEDx speaker. He can be easily connected with through LinkedIn, searching “Propenomist”
Director of BCP Estate International CO.,Ltd.
Thitiwat Teerakulthanyaroj has more than 20 years of business development including marketing experiences and was the Chief of Business Development Officer for Century 21 Thailand. He is a director of BCP Estate International.
Throughout his career, Thitiwat has gained knowledge and experiences in real estate
He has focused primarily on strategic, business development and operation for the last ten. His experiences as management level and advisor in the real estate industry have help entrepreneurs, developers to succeed in their goals.
Thitiwat has also contributed his expertise to young entrepreneurs, university students, and social enterprises in terms of the business concept, formulation and plan by training and consulting supports.
Co-Founder and CMO of Yalla Veggie
Aarohi Surya is the co-founder and CMO at Yalla Veggie, a plant-based food-tech startup in Dubai, UAE. Prior to Yalla Veggie, Aarohi was the marketing lead of HTC, a consumer electronics company. Aarohi plays a crucial role in Brand Activation, delivering revenue for Yalla Veggie's business. Aarohi oversees channels such as Marketing, operations and channel partnerships.
Founder & Director of STAR - Space Technology & Aeronautical Rocketry
Sunny Kabrawala is a space enthusiast, founder & director at STAR - Space Technology & Aeronautical Rocketry. He found his passion for space at the very young age of 10 years. Being a below-average performance in academics, he could not pursue Aerospace Engineering. In the year 2015, he started a rocket club named 'STAR' on his college campus, which later turned out to be an Aerospace startup building rockets and imparting space education. So far, STAR has served and imparted space education to 18000+ students globally and have launched 60+ high powered rockets. Sunny has also been a guest speaker at events like TEDx, Josh Talks, Yugaantar, Goa IT Day, and many more. His vision is to make space accessible to everyone at an affordable cost.
Country GM of Carsome Certified
Currently the Country General Manager at Carsome Certified, Southeast Asia largest integrated car e-commerce platform. Tasked to expand the retail network in Malaysia, and create a seamless end-to-end user experience when it comes to purchasing cars. With a focus on countrywide expansion, Carsome Certified now have multiple branches across Klang Valley; with plans to expand to other locations within the next few months.
Former Chief Executive Officer at GoCar Mobility, 2020 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Car-Sharing Company of the Year, and was also the Chief Executive Officer at GoEVcharger, an E-Mobility Operator (EMO) to provide and operate the charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EV).
Prior to this, he was the Marketing Director at MaGIC that led and strategised the digital roadmap to create regional awareness and engagement for MaGIC's brands, programs, and projects across the ASEAN region. He was also the lead digital strategist for MaGIC Accelerator Program Cohort 1, MaGIC Academy 2014 & 2015, and e@Stanford Programs in partnership with Stanford University.
CEO/Director of Real Estate Brilliance
Ryan Thompson is a business mentor and performance coach, he is an expert in goal setting and is very motivated to help his clients overcome challenges in order to reach their potential.
With over 20 years of career in sales and marketing, Ryan is a dynamic industry leader who combines his business experience with his skills in the field of personal achievement to ensure that his clients reach their goals quickly. Certified Business Coach with Focal Point International with Brian Tracy, Licensed Real Estate Agent & Auctioneer
Country Head of Pulse Global Limited
Nikhil is a passionate and result-oriented leader with over a decade of experience in leading tech platforms that includes e-commerce, payment, loyalty businesses of all sizes. Nikhil played an instrumental role in growing business from scratch for many global & regional O2O platforms that includes the likes of Groupon, Fave, and Razer Fintech. Nikhil started off his career as a growth planner at Groupon (now known as Fave) driving demand and later on assumed the position of Malaysia's General Manager.
At present, Nikhil works as Country Manager for Pulse iD, a leader in SaaS technology powering intelligent rewards in Financial Services that drive user loyalty behaviour towards digital platforms and merchants. Pulse iD's technology enables merchants to grow their reach and sales through targeted promotions via a network of platforms such as banks, e-wallets, telcos, & super apps and at the same time, it allows platforms to enhance their offerings to their user base.
CEO of Adeve Digital Sdn Bhd
Justin empowers service-based businesses to consistently win in their market with digital strategy, strong positioning and systematic processes. He has managed over 7-figures in digital ad spend and has generated over 8-figures in digital revenue for his clients and his own businesses.
Other than running his digital marketing agency, Adeve Digital Sdn Bhd, Justin is also involved in business coaching, sales & marketing training and also marketing software distribution. He has a deep passion for helping businesses discover and implement the right strategies to achieve breakthroughs in their business.
President of YOUTH HUB
Pavel Sarwar is a Serial Entrepreneur who is passionate about innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. He has been actively engaged in Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Tech Education, and Community Development. His 9 years of hard work have left active footprints in different international and national organizations.
Through his activities, he is trying to prepare young people to become productive and engaged citizens and to educate and enable school students, especially girls, in Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship. He is also trying to ensure that all young people have access to quality education.
Currently, He is the Founder & Director of Codex Software Solution Sdn. Bhd. CODEX is a Tech Company based in Malaysia with an active team and projects in Bangladesh & Nepal, working with a view to solving social & citizen problems through IT-based solutions. He is the President of Youth Hub. Youth Hub is a global, youth-led organization, focusing on Tech Education, Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation and Community Development in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Apart from them, he is the co-founder of Demra Ideal College and a Certified Educator and Trainer at Google for Education. For his tremendous works, he received a number of national and international awards & recognitions. He attended the UN General Assembly 2019 as a Global Youth Ambassador and delivered a speech in the United Nations Plaza.
He featured on the Google official blog The KeyWord and visited Google HQ, California fully funded by Google. In addition, He is an HRDF Malaysia Certified Trainer. He has conducted more than 100 professional training sessions in Malaysia and abroad. He wants to spread a very simple yet powerful message among the YOUTH – do what you love, inspire others, and change the world. His dream includes a pledge that no one will be left behind.
Lead Consultant of BeMORE Global Consulting
Musa Olatunji is a Policy Analyst, Trainer, Business Strategist, Accountant, Nation Builder and a Global Award Winner who co-founded MORE Global Foundation focusing on Quality Education and Good Governance. As the Lead Consultant of BeMORE Global Project Limited, he's the Coordinator for the 2021 NBC Coca-Cola #YouthEmpowered Digital Course with over 1,000 youths enrolled for free on the course focusing on Life and Busines Skills worth over N30 Million ($73,000) in Nigeria. He served as the Team Lead for data collection in Ethiopia, Uganda and Zambia with 4,158 respondents against 3,900 targets achieved within two weeks prior to 3 weeks deadline during the Heifer International African Youth and Smallholder Farmers Project. He also supervised the field due diligence task for 10 AgriTech organizations and 20 smallholders farmers in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Mali and Zambia, carried out within two days prior to the 4 days deadline under the Heifer International Africa Youth Innovation Challenge Project.
He hails from Abeokuta North LGA in Ogun State, born and bred in Lagos State, travelled and lived across 23 States in Nigeria including West African countries with a network of diverse professionals across the world. He's designed by PURPOSE, driven with PASSION to create sustainable IMPACT and PROFIT in achieving the Africa we want. He has gained over ten years of experience and built leadership capacity within the National House of Assembly in Abuja, Banking, Manufacturing, Logistics, Oil & Gas Industries and NGOs. He's a MAPOLY Alumnus from the Accounting Department, Harvard Business School Online Business Lessons Cohort & Accra Business School Graduate, African Middle Eastern Leadership Institute (AMEL) with professional membership from the Institute of Credit Administration, Nigeria Institute of Management Chartered and World Health Organisation among other institutions.
Musa has contributed and participated in reaching out to over 10,000 youths through several local and international NGOs he volunteers with. Through these experiences, he has developed strong Project Coordination and built Administrative Leadership Skills. His several engagements have led to featuring him on Theirworld in London, BBC Media Action, AIT, TVC, Clear View TV, Kaftan TV, Radio Nigeria (32 Stations), WFM Radio, Guardian, Vanguard Newspaper and other prints and online media platforms with awards and recognition from Africa, America, Asia, Europe with the recent 2021 Royal African Award and World Economic Forum Global Young Leader Nomination.
He’s on a mission to connect individuals who are passionate about creating sustainable change and help businesses thrives, create a society where every child has access to quality education irrespective of their background and discovering youth’s potentials through a developmental strategic approach that will deploy the greatness in them because they deserve MORE.
Chief Executive Officer of SUBPLACE
With over 13 years of subscription and rental business experience, Mak is a well-seasoned entrepreneur. He is passionate about finding ways to track business indicators better, using real-time data to improve decision-making as well as formulate critical operational intentions to promote and maintain substantial business growth.
As a thought leader in his field, Mak’s keen business intuition and insight are evidenced in his proven foresight that subscriptions and rentals form a key business model that can help SMEs achieve higher sales and greater profitability.
Image Motivator of Swet Image International SDN. BHD
After 30 years of corporate management, Gan Kwee Choo learned that image and etiquette are some of the key links to open interpersonal relationships, and from her past experience and learning from teachers, she has transformed into an intellectual and elegant corporate leader with a balance of inner and outer appearance.
Leadership and business growth Advisor, Facilitator, Certified Advisory Board Chair, Coach of INTEG Solutions Pty Ltd
Accelerating the growth and increasing the asset value of your business, people and leadership.
Overcoming obstacles of resistance, dysfunction, disconnection, dissatisfaction, talent drain and gaps.
Working with multinational corporations as well as organisations that have between 10 - 350 full-time employees.
His facilitation approach seeks to explore the interplay of awareness, thought & action in the development of leadership capacities as leaders navigate the tensions of working and leading in complex and uncertain environments. Ron is known for being a thought leader and "ahead-of-the-curve" having pioneered applications of leading-edge research to give businesses a competitive advantage
Director Of Performance of Executive Training & HR
Sheena Walker has the ability to turn experts into authority, inspire executives, entrepreneurs, speakers and trainers to create world-class programs and presentations. Sheena is the creator of “Performance By Design” is an international speaker, corporate trainer, radio presenter and entrepreneur of High Performance.
Sheena speaks on hitting the metrics of Olympic winning habits: and Winning beyond the arena. Sheena’s unique experience with coaching Olympic athletes combined with management and her business background will inspire and educate you to want to achieve more. Her clients refer to her as the “Corporate Olympian”. For more than two decades Sheena has been teaching Executives, Entrepreneurs, CEO and senior management how to be positioned as leaders in their industry, to have a competitive edge.
Recognised as offering mastery with a difference, in performance, innovation, and staying relevant in the future with her unique formula using sport methodology are designed to give you, your people, and your business “ The Olympic Winning Edge”
As the creator of The Corporate Olympian and host of The Dynamic Voice podcast and author in Global Impact Makers, this was voted an International bestseller on Amazon.
A graduate and guest Lecturer of the University of Stirling studying International Business, Marketing, Economics, HR & Media. After studying and learning from the world of sport and business and what made individuals outstanding, she created an innovative signature model to break performance boundaries into;
- Keynote Presentations.
- A Signature Speaking system
- Performance By Design Masterclasses.
Sheena positions her clients in authoritative roles in their respective industries. She is a licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic (NLP), A certified Tony Robbins Strategic Results Coach and founder of The Performance by Design Speaker system.
Head of Content of Recode Hive
Sanjay K V is Head of Content at recodehive.com, which focuses on the goal to make Data Science easy for everyone. Prior to Recode Hive, Sanjay was Software Engineer at LTI (Larsen & Toubro Infotech).
Currently, he is doing a postgraduate degree in Data Science from Macquarie University Sydney, Australia. Sanjay is also a selected Influencer for Google Crowdsource and talks about Machine learning and Open source contribution to build better Google Products.
Executive Director of IITTI World Civility Index
Patrick Chun works as the executive director for a non-profit called IITTI.
What it does is it helps companies in finding new employees with good soft skills (good people skills), using a standard measurement called 'World Civility Index'.
This Index is somewhat similar to your credit rating, but instead of measuring how well you can pay your bills, it measures how much manners you have! Things like your business etiquette, your empathy, your intercultural awareness.
Freelance Corporate Trainer
Mannsi is a Transformational Speaker, International Corporate Trainer and Communications Coach. She believes in the power of words and loves witnessing the transformations that communication styles bring to people's lives.
Her work allows her to interact with high performing individuals from all different walks of life; from celebrities, sports stars, entrepreneurs, beauty pageant winners to government officials. She creates meaningful videos regularly, that allow her to reach millions of people across the world.
Manager, Social Care Management of Robi Axiata Limited
A people-focused, passionate digital marketer, social customer experience & marketing communication professional who loves the integration of marketing and tech. Over the last 9 years, he has been helping businesses achieve their marketing goals in a cost-optimised manner.
He has worked with some of the biggest companies operating in Bangladesh from telecom to MFS to FMCG and several other industries in the areas of creative marketing, social media, paid media and chatbot. He is also a Digital Marketing Trainer and trains the young minds of the country in their journey to become digital marketers.
Author, Advocate, Coach, & Wealth Management Advisor of Liya Red Enterprise
Liya Red is an Author, a Human Rights Advocate, Personal Coach, and Wealth Management Advisor. Since July this year, she has incorporated her roles to manage a social service, passion project, called ‘Wang Wanita 101’. With both men and women supporting the initiative, her aim is to enlighten women to financial empowerment.
Other than her passion for nurturing the community, she has collaborated with various advocates, public and private, local and international. She is a member of the Expert Advisory Committee (EAC) with the United Nations, a Team TINA 'Think I Need Aid' Survivor-Advocate with Women's Aid Organisation (WAO), and she can also be found in the Britishpedia’s Encyclopaedia of Successful People in Malaysia.
COO Baania (Thailand)
Sipavich Dhumrongvaraporn is Chief Operation Officer
At Baania, Thailand. Baania is a prop-tech company
Which involve in Big Data to assist investor, buyer, and
seller to maximise the opportunity and lower the risk.
Currently, there are over 4 billion data set that are
provided by Baania in order to facilitate their clients.
Digital Marketing Manager, IQI Global
Nowrid AminDigital Marketing Manager, IQI Global
Kazi Nowrid Amin is a passionate Digital Marketer with 7 years job experience. Currently he is working in Malaysia with IQI Global (Real Estate Agency) as a Digital Marketing Strategist since December 2016. He is in-charge of the digital marketing team, contributing to IQI growing and making a strong presence in the digital world. In addition, he is also a public speaker for social media and a digital marketing trainer.