Our Advocates

We are a group of people with a big vision and huge appetite for success. Our brilliant advocates consist of great people with vast experience, strong character and possess the same passion and commitment as we do

PROFESSIONALS

ROSLAN BAKRI

Board of Trustee in NEF

Roslan’s best qualities can be described by his most irritating nature, i.e. he asks too many questions. He strives on learning new things, further enhancing his existing knowledge base. Roslan is not ashamed to make mistakes and admits it so that he learns and does not make the same mistake again. He excels in learning and imparting the knowledge he obtains.

The experience he has gained over the last 14 years has been exponentially growing in his plight to be an entrepreneur.With four start-ups under his belt, his objective in life is to be playing a role in the development of human capital through entrepreneurship and contributing back to society and country.

His previous role as the Director of Technopreneur and Enterprise Development in the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has him playing a role in the development of the Innovation – SME paper that was presented as part of the National Innovation Model in the National Innovation Council in 2007, to name a few of many achievements in his tenure in MDeC. He also initiated and implemented many new programs to encourage, inculcate and scale new technopreneur and innovation programs in Universities and several constituents in Malaysia. 

Still young at heart, Roslan is now the Board of Trustee in Malaysian Association of Bumiputera ICT Industry and Entrepreneurs (NEF) where he helps overseeing the governance of this association and the sustainability of it.

DATO' SERI JOHAN RASLAN

Former Executive Chairman of PwC Malaysia

Johan is the Former Chairman of the Malaysian Financial Reporting Foundation ('FRF'), the body which oversees the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board. During his tenure at FRF, the decision was made to converge Malaysian accounting standards with International Financial Reporting Standards by 2012. He is also a board member of Putrajaya Corporation and KWSP; as well as member of the International Advisory Panel of the Labuan Financial Services Authority (LOFSA) and Securities Commission of Malaysia's Corporate Governance Consultative Committee.

Through his accounting profession, Johan holds a number of positions, namely the President of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Member of Global Public Practice Committee.

Johan joined Price Waterhouse London in 1990 and Price Waterhouse Malaysia two years after. He was admitted as a partner of the firm in Kuala Lumpur in 1993. Price Waterhouse merged with Coopers & Lybrand in 1998, becoming known as PricewaterhouseCoopers ('PwC'). Johan was elected as Executive Chairman of PwC Malaysia in 2004 and was a member of the joint leadership team for PricewaterhouseCoopers Southeast Asia Peninsular. In June 2012, he retired from all executive and leadership positions in PwC.

TS WONG

Managing Director of MYEG

Wong Thean Soon, a Malaysian aged 40, was appointed to the Board on 6 March 2000. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee.In 1995, he graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. He has accumulated more than 12 years of experience in the ICT industry with his involvement in designing, implementing and maintainence of communication applications on the Internet in various technology companies, both local and abroad. He commenced his career in the ICT industry in 1995 with Cybersource Pte Ltd, Singapore as co-founder and Executive Director of the company. 

Wong Thean Soon, a Malaysian aged 40, was appointed to the Board on 6 March 2000. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee.In 1995, he graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. He has accumulated more than 12 years of experience in the ICT industry with his involvement in designing, implementing and maintainence of communication applications on the Internet in various technology companies, both local and abroad. He commenced his career in the ICT industry in 1995 with Cybersource Pte Ltd, Singapore as co-founder and Executive Director of the company. 

He was one of the pioneering members of MYEG Group and has been instrumental in establishing and managing the operations of MYEG Group. He is responsible for formulating and implementing business policies and corporate strategies of MYEG Group as well as prominently spearheading the progress and development of MYEG Group. He also sits on the board of several private limited companies. He does not hold any directorships in any other public or public listed company.

NINI DAING

Chief Executive Officer of myHarapan

Nini found a strong passion and flair for technology, which led her to a career in consultancy specializing in the Information Technology sector for over 12 years. Starting with a company that facilitated online trading within the Chemical industry, she soon paved her way upwards heading many marketing and product development activities, while also managing accounts with major Chemical Players in the region such as Petronas Dagangan, Sumitomo Corporation, MOX and Atofina. She later joined an e-Government project, e-Perolehan As Account Manager for several Ministries such as the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance, she also helped develop several support services applications. 

Subsequently, she joined another IT start-up and project managed with SKALI, the development and implementation of the 5-year plan for the International Islamic Digital Library. She was also involved in developing the 5-year Plan for Tabung Haji Travel & Services, Halal Gelatine Manufacturing Study, Haulage System for Konsortium Logistik. She later was consultant and co-trainer for the Technopreneurs Academy Programme (TAP) for unemployed graduates developed by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) with MECD. She was also manager at MDeC and spearheaded its eServices program under the Technopreneur Development Department.

Prior to helming the position of Chief Executive Officer, Nurfarini served as myHarapan’s General Manager, overseeing the Foundation’s day-to-day operations.Nurfarini obtained her BSc. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick, UK.

MARINA MAHATHIR

Writer, Producer & Socio-Political Blogger

Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir began her career in advocacy in the HIV/AIDS sector. A graduate of the Universityof Sussex, she was president of the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) for more than a decade, and was alsochairperson of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF). Through her work with the MAC and MAF, Marina cameinto contact with numerous vulnerable groups, such as the transgender community, drug users, sex workers,migrant workers and people with HIV.  After leaving her position as MAC president in 2006, Marina went on to focus on issues related to Islam andgender. She was voted into SIS’s Board in 2009. 

Marina is also a prolific writer and has contributed regularly over the past two decades to MalaysianEnglish-language daily The Star. Her current column, Musings, runs fortnightly on Wednesdays. She is also apopular blogger and her writings have also appeared in numerous other print and online publications. 

Marina is co-executive producer of the award-winning young women’s television series, 3R –Respect, Relax,Respond. She also co-produced the critically and commercially acclaimed Malaysian film Gol & Gincu,released in 2005, and which went on to spawn a successful television series.  Marina is the daughter and eldest child of Malaysia’s fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

SALIKA SUKSUWAN

Head, Special Projects, Malaysian Talent Development di Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad

Salika has over 10 years’ experience in Human Resources and has been involved in a broad range of HR projects and initiatives. She has a keen interest in recruitment and has established herself as a specialist in this area. Her current role includes managing various campus events in the UK, Australia and Malaysia. With her strength in talent acquisition, Salika has successfully led the PwC Malaysia team to win the graduate employer of the year award (2009) and the 1st placing in the accounting and professional services category for 3 consecutive years (2010, 2009,2008).

 

Prior to PwC, Salika was the Assistant Vice President of HR at AXA, a HR Specialist at Accenture and a member of the HR Integration team at Standard Chartered Bank (Stanchart). During her tenure with Stanchart, Salika was on secondment in Bangkok and Singapore, where she was assigned to work on a merger integration project and to facilitate a global Peoplesoft deployment project for Southeast Asia.

 

As the head of recruitment at PwC, Salika is often seen on campuses. She represents the firm at various career forums, workshops and talks on campus. She is also a member of the industry advisory panel for Taylor’s University, INTI University and the University of Malaya. 

WAN MOHD FIRDAUS

Vice President at J.P. Morgan

Wan Mohd Firdaus Wan Mohd Fuaad was the founder and former Chairman of Young Corporate Malaysians (YCM). Educated at SRK Sultan Ibrahim Satu Pasir Mas, SRK Sri Subang Jaya and Sek Men Agama Persekutuan Kajang. He read Law at the University of Nottingham and Lincolns Inn London (BPP School of Law).

He served as Chairman of UKEC (UK and Eire Council for Malaysian Students) from October 2005 to October 2007, Firdaus was also a national executive member of FOSIS UK and Ireland, president of KPUM in 2004. He also co founded the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, an institution promoting libertarian values in Malaysia. In his pastime, he likes to read The Edge and Off The Edge.

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