Chris Daniel Wong Loke Suan
Wong at the present moment is the Senior Group Director for Dawood Holdings Sdn. Bhd. a conglomerate company that owned Agensi Pekerjaan People Source (M) Sdn. Bhd.; MY Events Sdn. Bhd.; The Leaders Magazine; Dawood Tours and Travels Sdn. Bhd; and Ping Technology Sdn. Bhd.
Besides that he is also the elected Deputy Secretary General for ASEAN Retail- Chains & Franchise Federation, an association under the purview of ASEAN Business Community. He is also serve as an exco member for the Selangor Parents-Teachers Association and he is the Charter President 2011 for the Junior Chamber International, E-Metro KL Chapter.
Formerly Wong is a student activist serving as the National Treasurer for the Malaysia National Private College Student Association.
Wong has served in numerous MNC company prior to becoming an entrepreneur. His previous project was with Bumiputra-Commerce Bank launching the first CIMB Bank in Star Hill, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur where he develop the business plan for the transformation of the bank.
Prior to that he was the Higher Education Programme Director with Informatics Resources Corporation (M) Sdn. Bhd. a leading world-renowned education provider in higher education programme and professional adult learning. He also setup the international student department for Informatics College and recruited thousands of foreign student into the college and is a consultant to many companies in foreign labour and professional recruitment.
Currently he co- owns a cooperative in Kuala Lumpur that has a financial institution license, a 4-star rated SPA by Tourism Malaysia and is a news reader panelist with Bernama (Malaysia News Agency) and Astro Awani.
He graduated with a bachelor degree in the field of business administration with dean commendation from Ottawa University, USA. He also holds an advanced diploma in electrical-electronic engineering validated by Wigan & Leigh College, UK, UK equivalent to Higher National Diploma and is also a certified e-Business Technologies from University of California Berkeley, USA.
Wong has years of experience in the field of executive search, event management, magazine publishing, and training, and also specialises in new product development. In his past time he writes article and opinions on current issue for main and non-main stream media. He is a vibrant professional with more than 10 years of experience in strategic human resource management, project management, strategic management, sales and marketing, product development and has a passion for training.
With a unique background as an entrepreneur, and training as a massage therapist, Cynthia has been involved in the loan advisory business for 15 years and the spa and wellness industry for 7 years.
Cynthia has lead the development of 2 of her own Loan Advisory offices and 4 spas. Her spas are Danai Spa, the first garden spa in Penang, Danai Spa@Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Danai Spa@G Hotel, Penang and Danai Spa@Eastin Hotel, Penang (awarded Tourism Ministry 4 Star Spa).
Cynthia has been a member of JCI, a voluntary youth leadership and entrepreneurship development organization for 16 years. She is a member of JCI E-Metro Kuala Lumpur and has held positions of National Vice President 2011 and National Executive Vice President 2012, both winning Best National Vice President and Best Area awards.
Cynthia has been highly sought to assist in the launching of spas in Penang and the nation. With her MBA qualification and strong business acumen, Cynthia is awarded the Top Ten Finalist for the JCI Malaysia Creative Young Entrepreneur Awards in year 2007.
Cynthia is married to Dennis Tan, the JCI Malaysia National President 2010 and they are parents to 4 lovely children between ages of 2 to 8.
Board of Directors
As Managing Director of Crigen Resources Sdn. Bhd., Dennis has extensive experience managing people and business and is formerly the director of Sheng Tatt Engineering, an engineering and tooling company with over 300 clients.
Dennis is the 2010 National President of JCI Malaysia, voluntary youth organization promoting Active Citizenship and Positive Change.
At Crigen Resources Sdn Bhd, Dennis lends his expertise in designing and constructing Danai Spa set-ups, leading into beautiful and artistic creation of the spa ambience.
Dato' Muhammad Saufee Abd. Muain
Labour Department of Peninsular Malaysia
Dato' Muhammad Saufee is the former Director-General of Labour Department of Peninsular Malaysia. He brings along with him more than 30 years of experience in the field of human resources and labour standard.
He has served as the Labour Attache in Geneva and is a wealth of experience with the International Labour Organisation.
Muhammad Saufee was also involved in legislating and Implementing the Prevention Code on Work Place Sexual Harassment.
Mohana Murali Kodivel
Registered Patent (MY), Trademark (MY,SG), Industrial Design (MY,SG) Agent Principal,
Adastra Intellectual Property Sdn Bhd.
Mohan K a registered Patent, Trademark & Industrial Design in Malaysia and a registered Trademark and Industrial Design agent in Singapore. He plunged into the field of intellectual property after completing his degree from the Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom and trained at some of the largest intellectual property firms in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore which includes Ella Chong , Mirandah & Sprusons and Shearn Delamore for 8 years
before breaking out on his own.
His philosophy ever since starting up Adastra has been to provide clients with a one-stop center that offers practical solutions at an affordable price. With this simple philosophy, he has nurtured a formidable team at the firm which he leads till today on a day to day basis. He was chosen as the Best Patent Agent by MYIPO in 2012. This was the first and only such award given by MYIPO thus for.
His experience at the big city firms, taught him that clients needed more than just a big name to represent them and sought to provide them with genuine and personalized service. He has gained the trust of his clients by identifying and analyzing their concerns and effectively communicating to them what to do and what not to do as the product emerges from a concept in their minds to full blown commercialization. With 18 years of experience in the IP field he is well versed in most IP areas which includes, but not limited to drafting of patent specifications, IP litigation, consultancy services in IP related issues such as infringement, invalidation, enforcements of patents, commercialization of innovation and is familiar with foreign IP
He has also gained a reputation as a software patentability advocate. He has presented numerous papers at intellectual property conferences and written articles for local publications. He is regularly invited as a judge at various events such as the Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA), KIK Competition at the Prime Minister's Department, International Invention
innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) and competitions organized by several local universities.
He is currently the Vice-President of Malaysian Association of Creativity and Innovation (MACRI); Council Member of Asean Retail-Chains & Franchising Federation (ARFF); Councial Member of Asean India Business Council (AIBC). He used to hold various different positions before which includes Committee Member of YES Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce (MAICCI)(2010-12); IP committee of the European Union Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI)(2009); Assistant Secretary of Intellectual Property Alumni Association of Malaysia (IPAAM) (2005-07); Committee Member of Malaysian Invention and Designs Society (MINDS) (2003-07).
Alvin Ng is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) - a professional designation awarded by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants to those financial advisors who can meet the high standards of education, experience and integrity that are required of all its members.
Began career in Finance & Insurance Industry in the late 90s.
Experiences include the setting up of the strategic planning and control systems for agency building, recruiting and training, implementing transformation and management of financial product development.
Anthony Lee Chiaw Han
Anthony Lee has more than 25 years’ experience in middle and senior management level. He held several profit and
loss responsibility and was tasked to achieve business growth, devise and implement necessary change to develop the business in line with corporate aspirations.
He was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Dawood Holdings from 2008 -2012 where he oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including: organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational and contract/grant.
He was also attached to i-systems college in Kuala Lumpur where he was the Chief Executive from 2006 to 2007 where was he oversee the overall operation and profitability of the college. This includes the introduction of the new programmes and be accountable for the successes in all the launches including the sourcing of necessary resources required to ensure quality implementation. Recruting, coaching and supporting the work team in their new roles and empowering them to take charge. Prior to that Lee was with Informatics Group in Malaysia and Sri Lanka serving in various capacit from Lecturer, Operation Manager, Centre Manager, Regional Manager and then as Executive Director. A career that span more than 15 years.
Lee graduated with a Master of Business Administration from University Science Malaysia in 1997, a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from University Science Malaysia in 1987 and a NCC Diploma in Computer Studies, UK in 1990. His experiences encompasses defining goals and budgets, developing strategy and plans to achieve goals and budgets, restructuring organization and discipline in execution of the strategies to achieve significant target growth and profitabilityimprovements, communicate and get people to buy-in goals, create discipline in executing all the plans to achieve the desired objectives.
His experience also encompasses area of operational efficiencies, quality management system (IS0), sales and marketing initiatives with high interaction with people in getting task done together. He frequently travel across all states to review, audit, develop and communicate various plans from Marketing and Sales, Operations, Academic and Finance perspective.
Katherine Ho graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in marketing and minor in economic from the University of Oklahoma, USA with Dean’s Honour Roll.She is also a Certified Financial Planner
(CFP)since 2002 and has been with the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM) since then.
She previously worked as a Bond Underwriter with Marsh & McLennan, Inc., Asia Pacific Regional Office, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA managing a portfolio of USD 100mil in bond and loan contracts. Her experience also includes as a Corporate Loans Senior Officer with DCB Finance Berhad (now known as RHB Bank Berhad) and manage RM 20mil portfolio with public listed companies credit lines.
Currently she is an independent financial consultant, providing financial planning services and fund management instruments specialising in SME, keyman and corporation financial planning.
She also volunteered herself for the betterment of the society especially for needy children as the Founder President of Persatuan Kebajikan Sinar Cahaya Istimewa (PKSCI), a non- profit organisation to outreach for learning disabilities and special needs children, teens and adults. She is also a volunteer to Emmanuel Care Centre, Malaysian CARE, Service Project Committee, Rotary Club of Bukit Bintang and Chairperson for Special Needs Education Bureau and Committee Member of Parents Teachers Association (PTA) for Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sri Bintang, Kuala Lumpur from 2005-2014.
Ho was conferred the Pingat Pangkuan Negara (PPN) by His Majesty the King of Malaysia in 2009 in acknowledgementand recognition of her outstanding contribution of services towards the betterment of the communities and country.