Networking With A View

Meet some of Malaysia’s most successful leaders representing a wide range of industries at the CEO Chat Sessions. Each session features a thought leader and will be conducted as a fun and casual fireside chat where you will get to hear their never-before-heard stories of achieving success and ask questions on how to take your business to the next level. These not-to-be-missed sessions are the perfect midweek release.

Spread across 10 sessions from late-2017 into early-2018, meet your favourite guest speakers in an informal setting held at various locations. These sessions are FREE but seats are limited for up to the first 50 pax only, available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Scroll down to view the speaker line-up and register.

Calendar of Speakers

CEO of ACE EdVenture
With close to 30 years in education, Anne Tham and her team at ACE EdVenture are paving the way for education in the 21st century. Starting in 1995, Anne set…
VP of Enterprise Development, MDEC
Gopi is the Vice President of the Enterprise Development with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MDEC) – a  holistic, government-owned agency that was launched in 1996 to pioneer the…
MD of Enfiniti Productions
Tiara Jacquelina Eu Effendi is an award-winning creator, producer and performer. She is also a passionate advocate for the empowerment of youth through performing arts. Tiara is the Chief Dream-maker a.k.a. Group President…
President of Baskin Robbins Malaysia
Born and raised in a humble fishing village in Perak, Dato’ SY Cheah is a self-made entrepreneur. He is well known among his peers for his sharp observation skills, his…
Group Managing Director of Chin Hin Group Berhad
Chiau Haw Choon is the Group Managing Director of Chin Hin Group Berhad, a billion-ringgit turnover building material conglomerate that covers not only trading but also manufacturing and services to…
Date Location Speaker Registration
8 November, 2017 Malaysian Petroleum Club Raja Singham, Founder & Executive Chairman of Brickfields Asia College Completed
15 November, 2017 Malaysian Petroleum Club Leow Wee Jonn , CEO of Photobook Worldwide Completed
22 November, 2017 Malaysian Petroleum Club Yeoh Chen Chow, Co-founder of Fave Completed
29 November, 2017 Malaysian Petroleum Club Chia Yong Wei, GCEO of Microlink Completed
6 December, 2017 Malaysian Petroleum Club Anne Tham, CEO of ACE EdVenture Completed
 10 January 2018 WORQ, Glo Damansara Gopi Ganesalingam, VP of Enterprise Development, MDEC Completed
 24 January 2018 Istana Budaya Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina, MD of Enfiniti Productions Completed
 21 March 2018 Get Space, Ara Damansara Dato’ S Y Cheah, President of Baskin Robbins Malaysia Completed
25 April 2018 WORQ, Glo Damansara Chiau Haw Choon, Group Managing Director of Chin Hin Group Berhad Completed

 

AGENDA
7.30pm – Guest Registration
8.00pm – Welcome note by host
8.05pm – Fireside chat with Guest CEO of the day
8.45pm – Audience Q&A
9.15pm – End

 

Here are some videos from our previous sessions:

CEO Chat Sessions – Raja Singham
(Founder & Executive Chairman of Brickfields Asia College)

CEO Chat Sessions – Leow Wee Jonn
(CEO of Photobook Worldwide)

CEO Chat Sessions – Yeoh Chen Chow
(Co-founder of Fave)

To view more videos. please click here

06 December 2017 – Anne Tham

CEO of ACE EdVenture

With close to 30 years in education, Anne Tham and her team at ACE EdVenture are paving the way for education in the 21st century. Starting in 1995, Anne set off to change things for high school students in a big way after seeing first-hand how the majority of school leavers lacked vital capabilities – presentation skills, creative and critical thinking skills, as well as English proficiency, which would have allowed them to excel on a global stage.

By incorporating her engaging methods into full-fledged curricula, her ACE EdVenture Programme is an educational experience that focuses on developing creativity and confidence, two skills which lay the foundations for leadership and innovation.

ACE EdVenture’s achievements have been recognized by the Cambridge University Students Union three years in a row. The group has been awarded the SME100 Fast Moving Companies award 2014 and the ASEAN Business Award 2015 for SME Excellence in Innovation. A top 3 nominee for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Women Category) 2015, Anne was also named Woman of the Year 2016 by Her World Magazine. At TEDxKL 2016, Anne spoke on the topic “How to Be a Better Student by Playing Video Games” and discussed her thoughts on gamification as the learning tool of the future.

6 December 2017

10 January 2018 – Gopi Ganesalingam

VP of Enterprise Development, MDEC

Gopi is the Vice President of the Enterprise Development with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MDEC) – a  holistic, government-owned agency that was launched in 1996 to pioneer the transformation of Malaysia’s digital economy. He joined MDEC in 2015, to oversee the Global Acceleration and Innovation Network (GAIN) programme which is designed to provide customised assistance to Malaysian tech companies who have the potential to become global tech icons.

Prior to MDEC, Gopi had eight years experience as the Founder and CEO of Lava Protocols – one of Malaysia’s first cloud computing architects, which has customer footprints in more than eight countries in Asia-Pacific. Lava Protocols is recognised by cloud heavyweights like Salesforce.com and Google, as their preferred go-to-market partner.

Gopi holds a professional Finance Degree from the University of Alabama and has served in a number of key regional positions with multinational companies such as American Express, Lucent Technologies, Deutsche Telecoms and Australian-based Telstra.

24 January 2018 – Datuk Tiara Jacquelina

MD of Enfiniti Productions

Tiara Jacquelina Eu Effendi is an award-winning creator, producer and performer. She is also a passionate advocate for the empowerment of youth through performing arts.

Tiara is the Chief Dream-maker a.k.a. Group President of Enfiniti (M) Sdn Bhd, and founder of the Enfiniti Academy.

She is on the Board of Advisors for both the Malaysian Academy of Science’s Mega Science 3.0 Project, as well as the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. She is also on the National Advisory Council on the Integration of Women in Development for the Ministry of Women, Family and Community. This year she is one of the TN50 (Transformasi Nasional 2050) Circles ambassador in influencing Malaysia’s journey towards 2050.

Tiara produced and starred in Puteri Gunung Ledang, Malaysia’s 1st ever film to premier at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, and the country’s first film shortlisted for an Oscar consideration in the 2005 Academy Awards (Best Foreign Film). Tiara has won several awards both locally as well as internationally, including Best Producer – Asian First Films Festival & Best Actress – Asia Pacific for Puteri Gunung Ledang, and Best Actress – Malaysia for Ringgit Kassorga.

She went on to produce the hugely successful stage adaptation of Puteri Gunung Ledang, which started the musical theatre phenomenon in Malaysia and is, regarded by many as the industry benchmark. Following that, she produced P.Ramlee The Musical, The Secret Life of Nora and The Story of Kuala Lumpur – MUD The Musical.

Tiara spends a lot of her time mentoring and training young people through Enfiniti Academy, which she describes as an “incubator” of fearless, bold, creative and innovative future leaders of our country.

She is currently working on several exciting new projects concurrently:
1. A Glamping Resort in Janda Baik, TIARASA ESCAPES, opening in Summer 2017.
2. Directing and producing OlaBola The Musical, opening in February 2018.
3. The Malaysian Cultural Village, opening in March 2018.

21 March 2018 – Dato’ SY Cheah

President of Baskin Robbins Malaysia

Born and raised in a humble fishing village in Perak, Dato’ SY Cheah is a self-made entrepreneur. He is well known among his peers for his sharp observation skills, his capability to see opportunity in every difficulty, and most of all, his very discerning taste in food. After 10 years in the building material business, Dato’ Cheah fell in love with the taste of
Baskin-Robbins during his honeymoon in the United States. He then founded Golden Scoop Sdn. Bhd., the company awarded as the sole licensee for Baskin-Robbins in Malaysia.
Dato’ Cheah had the foresight that rapid economic growth would lead young Malaysians to seek for quality lifestyle products. With a strong belief that “Malaysians would be willing to pay a
higher price for good and quality food”, Dato’ Cheah opened his first Baskin-Robbins outlet in Subang Parade in 1988, despite scepticism from various parties that RM2.50 a scoop would sell
at that time.

By insisting on fully imported ice cream and toppings from the United States to maintain the best quality, the brand has won the hearts of many Malaysians. The brand then expanded in major
cities nationwide. It is a brand that thrives for 72 years in most metropolitan cities, and a 29-year old company that survived the 1997 economic crisis. “Nothing motivates us harder than to
withstand the test of time.” Dato’ Cheah attributed the success to the company’s inclusive culture, which engages the right people to manage its business operations.

25 April 2018 – Chiau Haw Choon

Group Managing Director of Chin Hin Group Berhad

Chiau Haw Choon is the Group Managing Director of Chin Hin Group Berhad, a billion-ringgit turnover building material conglomerate that covers not only trading but also manufacturing and services to the construction and building industries. Graduated from Deakin University, Australia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing in April 2009, Haw Choon promptly began the journey of transforming Chin Hin from a very traditional, family owned business to an innovative and professionally-run corporation.

From cement trading, Haw Choon further expanded the business by acquiring seven different businesses, including wire mesh, metal roofing, concrete blocks, concrete pipes, modular homes and solar energy production. The group has also ventured into property development. Within a decade, he has led Chin Hin Group to grow from RM392 million to RM1.3 billion turnover, from 70 employees to over 700 employees, and subsequently to be listed in the main board of Bursa Malaysia in March 2016, making him the youngest listed company CEO at age 32.

As a visionary and dynamic leader, Haw Choon plays an instrumental role in the establishment of proper procedures, systems and controls of corporate governance as the Group continues to expand rapidly. His vision is to transform the business from the provision of building materials towards a business solution provider. In December 2017, Haw Choon was crowned The EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Malaysia, breaking the 16 years of EY award record as the youngest country winner at age 33. He was also crowned the EY Emerging EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Malaysia. By June this year, he will be representing Malaysia to participate in the EY World Entrepreneur of The Year in Monte Carlo