Speakers

Saliza Abdullah

Saliza Abdullah is the Managing Director and CEO of BG Capital Holdings Group of Companies, a 100% women-owned, integrated one-stop security and safety solutions provider, advocating sustainability and impact.  Despite the pandemic, Saliza has successfully led her business organization to become the first Malaysian SME to receive The UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Award for the category of industry and community engagement in December 2020.

With 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, Saliza has transformed the family business from a single company into a group of companies with nearly 500 employees, celebrating their 30th anniversary on 22 January 2022. Saliza is also Founder of BGCH For The Community and author of an entrepreneurship book “Growing A Sustainable Family Business. Our First 30 Years. Values & Strategies for Entrepreneurs & SMEs.” 

On a personal capacity, Saliza has received several entrepreneurship awards namely NCWO Young Entrepreneur Icon Award 2015, MSPC SME Icon Award 2017 and AWEN Outstanding ASEAN Woman Entrepreneur Award 2019.  Saliza holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University (USA) and Master of Business Administration from Multimedia University with industrial training at Université de la Rochelle (France).  Saliza is also a Certified Crime Prevention Specialist accredited by The Chartered International Institute of Security & Crisis Management (CIISCM).

Saliza currently serves as Deputy Chairman, Women’s Empowerment Action Committee, Leadership Cluster under the Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development; Deputy President of the National Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Malaysia (NAWEM); Vice President of the Malaysia Security Industry Association (PIKM); Industry Advisory Panel, Faculty of Management of Multimedia University; Project Advisor of L’OREAL-NAWEM Women In Business Social Enterprise; and alumna of ANSARA (MRSM Taiping) and East-West Centre Changing Faces, a leadership program funded by the US Department of States.

Aizat Rahim

Aizat Rahim is one of the founders for Dropee.com, a B2B eCommerce solution provider that helps manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution businesses to adopt the right technology. Dropee is revolutionizing the way manufacturers, wholesalers & retailers manage their procurement, inventory, credit financing, warehousing & innovation solutions.
 They have been fortunate to be invested by top Government funds such as MAVCAP & Cradle. We are also invested by Y-Combinator, largest early-stage investor in the world.

Prior to Dropee, he was one of the founding partners for Job4Locum, a medical job portal company that was acquired by MIMS and founding partner of Infinite Ventures, a venture building company that was acquired by Kern (US) Technology.

With experiences covering across supply-chain, SME & Tech investment, Aizat is a strong advocate of entrepreneurship by investing in a few tech companies as an Angel Investor.

See Wai Hun

See Wai Hun is the co-founder and CEO of JurisTech, a leading Malaysian-based fintech company, specialising in enterprise-class software solutions for banks, financial institutions, and telecommunications companies in Malaysia, Southeast Asia, and beyond. Holding a degree in Business Computing from the University of Winnipeg with Gold Medal honours, Wai Hun started her career with Ernst & Young (EY), consulting and implementing enterprise systems.

Seeing a gap in the market, Wai Hun seized the opportunity during the Asian financial crisis and co-founded JurisTech. As a visionary and a risk-taker, Wai Hun saw the future of fintech through the lens of artificial intelligence (AI) and took the bold move to build the capabilities ahead of time. As a result, JurisTech deployed their own proprietary AI in Financial Services as early as 2004.

In 2020, Wai Hun led the company to acquire iMoney, a leading personal finance company for consumers to learn about personal finance matters as well as compare and apply for financial and utility products. As the CEO of both JurisTech and iMoney, she believes that the two businesses are poised to shape and revolutionise the financial industry.

Wai Hun is a strong advocate for culture building and is very invested in her employees’ personal growth and career development. She was named Malaysia’s EY Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 and recently, SME Icon for 2021 MSPC (Malaysian Service Providers Confederation). She was also awarded an Outstanding Achievement award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category at the annual Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA).

Arthur Lai

ARTHUR LAI is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and is the former Chairman of the CIM Malaysia 2021-2022. With over 40 years of Sales & Marketing to C-Suite level experiences in the Asia pacific region working with multinational giants, he now shares his forte in Marketing and business & leadership experience to guide and coach businesses in Malaysia.

He has guided and coached in a wide breadth of industries. A few of his protégé went on to win prestigious awards. Presently he consults on Digital and Neuromarketing for business entities embarking on the disruptive technology channel and social media communications platform. He is also a trained and certified professional trainer and facilitator from the University of Malaya (CPTF).

Working in the Asian circuit when he was with Pemara Asia Holdings (an Australian packaging company), as the Group General Manager/Director where he revived the Vietnam manufacturing plant as well as led a team to spearhead the Indonesian market with the setting up of a manufacturing facility from scratch. He later coached a young managing director of PT. Wingley Setia Jaya in Indonesia who went on to be a prominent supplier in building industry.

Arthur also helped setup Bodibasixs Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, a local OEM manufacturer of personal care products at its infant stage. Thereafter, it has grown exponentially to a multinational entity with four manufacturing plants in Malaysia supporting exports all over the world.

Arthur believes that his mission today is to be a ‘mind-surgeon’, a ‘behavior specialist’ and a crusader to help bring out the genius-leader in every person who wants to achieve better performances and faster & smarter in their personal and business goals. A simple credo he lives by – “Being N.I.C.E. to enhance on one’s persona, is to adopt a delightful approach in everything we do and making everyone happy whilst doing it”. He was trained in; Post Grad. Diploma in Marketing (CIM UK), Post-Graduate Diploma in General Management (Berne), and Masters in International Marketing (UNC UK), among other professional certification relevant to his expertise.

Dato’ Seri Dr Michael Tio

Dato’ Seri Michael Tio is the Group Chief Executive and Managing Director of PKT Logistics Group Sdn. Bhd., a leading logistics service provider in Malaysia.

Upon taking over the helm in 1996, Michael Tio saw immense potential in Malaysia to become ASEAN’s logistics hub. With this grand vision in mind, he began investing in state-of-the-art facilities, skills training, as well as fostered close ties between the industry, government and communities through various CSR programmes.

Michael Tio believes that if doctors can be taught in a hospital environment, so can logisticians be nurtured in a logistics hub. Hence, Peninsula College was born to build up the nation’s talent pool via its unique campus-in-industry model, notably The Lighthouse Campus in Shah Alam and The Ship Campus in Batu Kawan Industrial Park.

His passion in professionalising the logistics industry is widely recognised by the academic world where he received honorary Doctorate in Logistics Management from University Utara Malaysia in 2018 and contributes his expertise as Adjunct Professor at UUM, UMK and UPSI. Till today, PKT Logistics is actively collaborating with many public universities and polytechnics.

Nearly 30 years of trailblazing entrepreneurship has earned him the prestigious SOBA Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, SinChew Business Excellence of the Year 2014 and many awards including most recently 2019 CEO of the Year by MoHE.

His achievements are a testament to his philosophy: Dream of it, Talk about it, Plan for it, Work on it and Get it!

Azlan Shah Alladin

Having had a decade of professional experience with Ernst & Young, Boustead Holdings and Neptune Orient Lines, Azlan founded Kelava in 2017 at home. His idea was to develop and introduce an ice cream product that is 100% plant-based to Malaysians, using a key ingredient that is close to their hearts: coconut milk. In 2021, Kelava was acquired by Berjaya Food.

A member of CPA Australia and a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, Azlan enjoys the outdoors, reading and fitness.

Redzuan Rahim

Mohd Redzuan Affandi Abdul Rahim (Redzuan) is the Director of Digital Adoption Department with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). His key responsibility is to promote and facilitate adoption of digital technologies and digital solutions to benefit businesses and society. The task requires him to oversee the development and adoption of Sharing Economy models in Malaysia, addressing key enablers such as policies, standards and regulation, and facilitating eCommerce adoption which includes exporting of Malaysian products and services to strategic market. On Society Adoption, he oversee the ‘gig and freelance workforce’ development programme, and also programme to nurture local ‘digital entrepreneurs’. He is involved in few coordination committee on SME digitalisation and is currently the Vice Chairman for the Technical Committee (TC/C/9) on Sharing Economy in Malaysia. He also represents Malaysia at global level and is a member of the ISO/TC 324 Committee on Sharing Economy.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Information System) from the University of Salford, United Kingdom and is also an ITIL certified individual. He is a member of the Internet Society since 2002 and was the Vice-President of the Internet Society – Malaysia Chapter (2019 – 2020). He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and previously served as an Executive Committee of the IEEE Computer Society – Malaysia Chapter.