CEO, AIG Technologies & Head of APAC Service Delivery

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.

Skilled in Business Process, Operations Management, Service-Level Agreements (SLA), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and People Management. Strong business development professional graduated from Benton Park.


Regional Consultant - Mercuri International

Anwar has over 30 years of senior management experience across a range of industries, from shipbuilding, fast-food, technology, venture capital, and hospitality. He has been a co-founder of several startups, and then with 2 VC firms in Singapore and Malaysia made over 30 investments in technology companies. After leaving budget hotel group, Tune Hotels in May 2015, where he was Director of Operations, Anwar co-authored "9 Entrepreneurisms: Management Practice for a VUCA World". Anwar is a Mentor, Coach, and Advisor to; startups on building the right Business Frame, and to corporations on Entrepreneurial Practices.




Co-Founder & C*O at doctorDB (Angstrohm Technologies)

Arun has over 25 years of international experience in the IT industry in Singapore, Malaysia, the Middle East, USA and India.

He has been instrumental in the establishment and growth of Emerio (An NTT Group Company) globally.

Prior to Emerio, Arun has served as the Chief Operations Director of Exaband India & ConnectME International., a research based product Development Company in California, USA.

He is also an active advisor to Supahands (a BPO service provider) and a board member of Outsourcing Malaysia (a chapter of PIKOM).

Arun holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences from Trinity College, USA.




CEO and Co-Founder Naluri Hidup Sdn Bhd

Azran Osman-Rani is CEO of iflix Malaysia. In July 2007, Azran was appointed as the founding chief executive officer of low-cost long-haul airline AirAsia X. In 2015 Azran left AirAsia X and joined iFlix Group as its group chief operating officer and chief executive officer of internet television service iflix.

He is also an investor and board member with financial tech services firm MoneyMatch, and chief executive officer and co-founder of health tech start-up Naluri Hidup Sdn Bhd.




CEO Matryzel Consulting

Bobby Varanasi is one of the acknowledged Top 25 Globalisation Leaders in the global sourcing space and the Founder of Matryzel Consulting: an independent advisory firm that acknowledged as one of the World’s Best Outsourcing Advisory Firms two years in a row (2013 & 2014).

He brings with him two decades of experience in consulting and management across IT, Business Services and building global operations. He advises federal governments across four continents on ICT sector development with particular emphasis on policy development, industry-government partnerships aimed at creating GDP growth and creating positive economic impacts through increasing domestic (and inclusive) productive faculties.

Bobby also advises Fortune 500 customer organisations on strategy, growth and expansions. He is a sought-after speaker in conferences and roundtables worldwide. He is often quoted and published in major global publications.

Bobby also holds key positions on the Boards of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) and the Global Sourcing Council (GSC) - an entity focussed on sustainable and socially responsible sourcing practices. He is author of a book entitled “Humanomics – Making Sense of Socio-economic Impacts of Global Sourcing” published by Author House (a Penguin group company). An avid scuba diver and basketball player, he currently splits his time between Newark, DE, USA and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with his wife and two sons


Director of APC, Finance Shared Services Hitachi Vantara


Group CEO & Director, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems

CHEAH KOK HOONG is the Group CEO & Director for Hitachi Sunway Information Systems ("Hitachi Sunway") - a joint venture between Hitachi Systems, Ltd. and Sunway Technology Sdn Bhd to provide ICT solutions and services in ASEAN.

Fearless and confident throughout his career, Cheah often pushed himself beyond his comfort level to do great things. He carries multiple roles concurrently in the commercial and industry sectors.

Cheah is instrumental in driving the growth of the Malaysian ICT industry, both locally and regionally. And, he plays an active role in developing the next generation of talents for Malaysia. He is a person who is able to influence the industry and he is actively involved in the country's IT industry developments and continually propagates the advancement of the overall IT capabilities and resources within the diverse local verticals.

 A frequent and in demand speaker at local and regional industry events, his opinion and advice is highly sought after. He has been interviewed by most media including on Astro, BFM, Bernama TV, The Star, The Sun, APAC CIO Outlook, and many more.

With more than 25 years’ experience, he is driven by an endless quest to seek knowledge and has thus garnered a wealth of expertise that spans across business development, M&A, business strategy and process engineering, industry development and services globalization, policy development, IT strategic planning, regional operations and support across both manufacturing and the services sectors.

Recently, Cheah was inducted into the 2016 PLC Hall of Fame for leadership and stewardship in promoting the PLC Leadership programme as part of the National ICT Certification & Standardization Grid (NICS Competence Grid). In 2010, he was conferred PIKOM’s CIO Excellence Award for his outstanding leadership and for being instrumental in the ICT adoption in the Sunway Group.

Academically, Cheah holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Physics from Campbell University, USA.



Founder & Group CEO, SnT Global Sdn Bhd

David Wong Nan Fay is a business graduate from Canada with more than 30 years of track record and experience in the Information Technology and Logistic Industry. David is currently the Chairman of ASOCIO , the Asian Oceanian Computing Industry Organization and the Advisor and Past Chairman of PIKOM, the National ICT Association of Malaysia . David is also the Co-founder and Emeritus Chairman of Outsourcing Malaysia (OM), an initiative of PIKOM and a consortium representative of the outsourcing industry.
In 2000, he founded and embarked on his new start up, SnT Global Sdn Bhd, where he currently resides as the Group Chief Executive Officer. SnT’s core businesses are Lead Logistics Management, Warehousing, Transportation , Consulting and eFulfillment services. Other ventures include Education and Property development.
Under his guidance, SnT has won several major industry awards, and is widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of supply chain BPO in Asia. It was also recognized as a leading technology company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific Program. SnT was recognized by Global Services Awards as one of the top 100 most innovative outsourcing companies in the world as well as top 10 to watch in Asia. In 2016 , David was accorded the Outsourcing Leader of the Year by Outsourcing Malaysia .
He had spoken and participated in many local and International conferences including World Congress of IT ,ASOCIO Annual Summit and others . He is currently a Board of Trustees of Yayasan Innovasi Malaysia (YIM), International Affairs Chairman of PIKOM , Chairman of ASOCIO AEC Digital Task Force , Digital Advisor of Malaysian Retail Chain Association ( MRCA) , Exco Member of Malaysian Australia Business Council (MABC) and Board Member of World IT and Services Alliance (WITSA).



Associate Professor - Multimedia University

Dr. Muthaiyah is currently a full Professor in Information Technology attached to Multimedia University Malaysia, where teaches and conducts research in the area of Database Management, Computer Networking, Accounting Information Systems, Knowledge Management, Service Oriented Architecture, Data Mining, Green Technology and Digital Economy.

His corporate experience includes having served as a systems analyst for IBM World Trade Corporation in developing Enterprise wide accounting applications and as an auditor for Arthur Anderson. He has consulted with numerous companies including several based in the USA (GMU Business Alliance and INTEL), IBM, Siemens, MDec Malaysia, Maybank, LPN, UMCCED, MAKPEM, Pacific Tech, Sri Lankan MOHE, Telikom PNG (Papua New Guinea), TelBru Brunei, GTC (Global Training Consulting) UK, IPMA UK, Proton, and Telekom Malaysia among others.

He is also a Senior Fulbright Scholar and a CADS-Intel Senior Research Fellow. Dr.Muthaiyah has over 15 years of consulting experience in various companies local and abroad. He has also consulted for CTO (Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization), UK for the third consecutive year since 2011.

Dr. Muthaiyah’s holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance, MSc in Information Technology and a doctoral degree in Computer Science from the US. During his studies in the US, funded by the US Department of State, he had secured and won several doctoral fellowships. He is currently responsible for commercialization and R&D programs in Multimedia University. He has published more than eighty papers in international journals, books, workshops and conference proceedings in arrears such as trade financing, corporate finance, banking, finance, lean manufacturing, accounting information systems and web 4.0 technologies. He continues to win awards in innovation and technology in his area of expertise.




Founder & Executive Chairman Commerce.Asia

Through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions built MOL Global Inc.; one of South East Asia's largest internet companies. Listed MOL Global on the NASDAQ becoming South East Asia's first internet listing in the US-stock market after growing MOL Global to have operations in more than 14 markets; most of which were profitable for the company. 
Recently started a new venture builder, Commerce.Asia that invests, develops and accelerates commerce technology businesses within the South East Asia region.
Technocrat with a good savvy mix of corporate, business and technology understanding.
Specialties: Conceptualizing new and creative business models, careful and meticulous execution of these business models and developing corporate strategies for value and wealth creation from these new businesses. Understands and has the experience in how to flatten and succeed in multi-government, multi-cultural and multi-ethinicity South East Asia



VP Enterprise Development Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

Gopi Ganesalingam joined MDeC on the 1st of February 2015 as the Vice President of Enterprise Development, a new division that focuses on developing Malaysian MSC-status companies into regional/global powerhouses.

An accomplished business strategist with more than 25 years of experience in various industries, Gopi has held a number of key industry positions including Country Manager for Deutsche Telecoms Consulting, Commercial Head (Asia Pacific) for Telstra NDC Australia Ltd, Senior Manager at Lucent Technologies Asia Pacific and Financial Planning at American Express International.

Gopi is also the Founder of Lava Protocols where he has built on cloud computing to help corporations in Malaysia to enhance business performance and to increase technology’s accessibility for consumers.



Vice President (IID), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Hew Wee Choong is the Vice President, Investment & Industry Development (IID) of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) joining in October 2016.

 As the VP, he oversees the business operations in the areas of investment from strategic planning, investment attraction, to key client management. Supporting the local companies to go global is also a key mandate that Hew oversees within division. Additionally, Hew looks into matters relating to the industry critical enablers or eco-systems to ensure the continued development of the industry.

Hew has more than 23 years’ working experience and having graduated from La Trobe University, Australia in 1992 with Bachelor of Science (Computing & Economics) and Graduate Diploma in Economics. He has extensive experience in private sector consulting as well as B2B (business to business) Sales and Business Development. He started his investment attraction and facilitation role in another investment promotion agency as a pioneer member in 2011. He led the Investor Relations team in attracting large Fortune 500 or Forbes 2000 multi-national companies before moving into his current role in MDEC





Editor The Malaysian Insight

Jahabar Sadiq serves as Chief Executive Officer and Editor at TMIDOTCOM Sdn Bhd. Jahabar Sadiq has worked as a Journalist in Malaysia and the region since 1988


COO & Founder Dah Makan

THE average working adult is no stranger to food delivery; a heavy workload and long hours often make meals at your desk a necessity. But healthy delivery options are hard to come by and people do not want to spend too much time and effort thinking about what to eat when all they want is a quick and convenient meal.

This is the gap that Dah Makan sought to fill when it first burst onto the market with its healthy gourmet meal delivery service. “We saw Southeast Asia as a very interesting region for this business model. In Malaysia especially, there is very strong food delivery behaviour that is driven by the city structure, food choices and tech savviness of the people,” says co-founder and CEO Jonathan Weins.

Wiens as well as co-founder and COO Jessica Li were in Hong Kong launching Food Panda when the idea for Dah Makan hit them. The two are similar but very different – while the former is a marketplace that aggregates choices, Weins and Li, together with third founder and CTO Christian Edelmann, wanted to create a new integrated model that would allow them to control the quality and price of the food as well as the customer experience.

This means that Dah Makan is a centralised model with its own kitchen and chef, and its own delivery fleet. The Dah Makan team runs everything from the website, mobile app and orders to shopping for ingredients and conceptualising the daily-changing menu.

The founders chose Kuala Lumpur to set up base because they saw a fast-growing startup ecosystem, reveals Weins.  Dah Makan obtained MSC status in Oct this year, allowing it to leverage on a good support system and wider talent pool



Global Head, Standard Chartered Global Business Services

Matthew Norris is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of Standard Chartered Global Business Services – the Bank’s multi-disciplinary technology and operations competency centres located in China, India and Malaysia.

Global Business Services (GBS) is at the heart of the core systems and processes which keep the Bank running seamlessly and delivers a multitude of services including data analytics, finance, financial crime monitoring, human resources, software, technology, legal, regulatory compliance, banking operations and client care capabilities to the Group’s businesses in 63 markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Matthew is a member of the Bank’s Information Technology and Operations Management Team, and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His career in the financial industry spans more than 20 years. He joined Standard Chartered in March 2005 and has held a number of senior leadership roles in technology and operations in Singapore, China, India and most recently, Malaysia.

Matthew is a member of Standard Chartered’s Group Diversity and Inclusion Council and a co-sponsor of the bank’s Global Disabilities Network.

Matthew holds a Masters Degree in Business and Technology from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a keen scuba diver and enjoys travelling. His favourite sports are cricket and rugby.



Managing & Executive Director Amway Malaysia Holdings

an American was appointed Director of Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad on 1 January 2017. He was also appointed Director of Amway (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. ("AMSB") and Amway (B) Sdn. Bhd. ("ABSB") on 1 January 2017. He is currently the General Manager of ABSB and Amway (Singapore) Pte Ltd. With effect from 1 May 2018, Mr Mike Duong was re-designated as Managing Director of AMHB and AMSB.

He started his career with Amway as the Director of Internal Audit, Director of Shared Service Centre and Director of APAC Strategy & Planning from 2008 to 2015. Prior to his employment with Amway, Mr Mike Duong worked with Boeing from 1997 to 2008. His last post with Boeing was as the Senior Manager of Global Financial Services.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering from Boston University College of Engineering, Boston, MA



Professor INSEAD- Case Study

Prof. Phil Parker holds the INSEAD Chair Professorship of Management Science at INSEAD. He has worked closely with multinational companies to develop implementation-oriented programs including Google, Jardine Matheson, SAP, McKinsey, Tata Group, Citibank and ABB, to name a few.

As opposed to the case method, Professor Parker specializes in action learning where the company of interest, and its particular commercial objective, is the focal point of the course’s content. State of the art, and/or proven practices are then applied to organizations strategic challenges as they develop both global and local implementation plans.

Engaging workshops are created using market data and analytics directly applicable to the firm’s situation. In addition to receiving numerous teaching and academic awards, he has taught courses at MIT, Stanford, Harvard and UCLA



Chairman and Managing Director Quatrro Global Services Pvt. Ltd

Raman is widely regarded as the pioneer and “guru” of the BPO industry (also called the ‘IT Enabled Services’ industry) in India. He has played a pivotal role over the last 14 years in promoting Indian BPO and proving that India can be a preferred location for Remote Processing.

Raman is a pioneer four times over, having successfully led the captive/third party BPO initiatives of American Express, GE Capital (now Genpact) and Spectramind (now Wipro BPO) out of India before starting Quatrro mid-2006, which is launched to focus on high end BPO services.

Raman is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Management Accountant with a doctorate in Management Accountancy. In his career spanning across 30+ years, Raman has a very hands-on approach to business and has first-hand experience and rare insights into servicing markets as diverse as North America, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific and Australia.As a tribute to his contribution to the BPO industry, he was awarded the Dataquest Pathbreaker Award in 2002 for directly creating 35,000+ jobs in India and indirectly enabling the employment of over 410,000 people by creating the BPO industry


Founder & CEO Daythree

Raymond has guided several technology companies from ‘start-up’ to becoming leading technology players in the industry. Amongst his many key achievements, Raymond managed one of the largest IT/IS implementations in Malaysia.

As Chief Operating Officer of a leading health-informatics organization in Malaysia, he managed a contract worth USD180million and successfully directed the planning, design, implementation of an integrated IT/IS system for 25 public healthcare facilities in Malaysia.

He played a pivotal role in formulating the organization's Strategic Business Plan and in directing the provision of consultancy services in the areas of Business Process Reengineering, Change Management and Training & Development. Raymond also played key role in realizing the IT Outsourcing agenda of a major state government in Malaysia. He was involved in the creation a virtual community to connect state departments and agencies, statutory bodies, and municipals and local authorities.

Having originated from a corporate finance background, Raymond has strong working and practical knowledge in finance, accounting and banking. He has extensive experience in managing the working capital of several start-up organizations, and their financial and asset structure; as well as undertaking Investment Appraisals and Feasibility Studies for numerous IT/IS projects.

He has had wide-ranging financial and operational management consulting experience - providing consultancy for numerous MNCs and PLCs on involved in the banking, insurance and other financial services industries; as well as in the telecommunication, technology, healthcare, transportation, property development, plantation and manufacturing industries. His impressive list of engagements include various domestic and foreign organizations operating in Malaysia and Singapore.





Chief Executive Officer, Life Insurance AXA AFFIN Life Insurance

Mr. Rohit Chandrasekharan Nambiar was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of AXA AFFIN Life Insurance Berhad in December 2017. He began his career at AXA as an Analyst with the Business Intelligence and Analytics team in India. He has experience working across various departments and roles within India, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and board member experience in Vietnam with Bao Minh Insurance (of which AXA is a minority shareholder).

Mr. Rohit has led AXA Asia’s successful customer experience transformation programme covering 17 entities. He also won the AXA Group Chairman’s Award for 2015. Prior to his present appointment, Rohit was Chief Transformation & Operations Officer at AXA Affin General Insurance from January 2016 and was in charge of Transformation, Operations, IT and Big Data. Mr. Rohit holds a post graduate programme in Entrepreneurship and Management and is an Associate from the Insurance Institute of India



CEO Leaderonomics

Roshan Thiran is the Founder and CEO of Leaderonomics, a social enterprise dedicated to providing access to leadership development to everyone of all ages in developing nations across Asia Pacific. Leaderonomics has grown into one of the largest social enterprises and has built numerous impactful ‘social’ initiatives including DoGoodVolunteer.com, DIODE, Dropzone, Leaderonomics’ Club, LeaderonomicsTV and other social work.

Roshan began his career with Exxon-Mobil in an operational role. He later moved to General Electric (GE) and began his GE career at GE Investments in Stamford, CT, USA leading the start-up efforts of a mutual fund as an Investment Analyst. He was later drafted into GE Capital’s Financial Management Program (FMP) and had a number of Finance assignments with various GE Capital businesses, GE International in Shelton CT and also leading an integration effort at GE Global Compression Services in Dallas, TX.

Roshan then joined National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) at its Rockefeller Center, New York City hub as News & Sports Analyst responsible for 6 news programs, The Today Show, Dateline, and Sunrise and lead the MSNBC cable network start-up efforts. He was part of numerous media initiatives at NBC Universal helping drive growth.

Roshan then moved to London, UK, to take on a cross-functional pan-Europe role for GE Capital Europe focusing on acquisition and integration of operations and processes across Europe and the US. Roshan returned to the US in 1998 to join GE Corporate Initiatives Group (CIG), GE’s think-tank, and later took on the role as project manager of global Y2K efforts.

In April 1999, Roshan moved to Malaysia as CFO & Executive Director of GE Engines Services Malaysia (GEESM). Roshan helped grow GEESM 5 times in 2 years and helped in its successful turnaround, including enabling it to be “best-in the world” in a number of areas. In 2001 Roshan took on a leadership development role with GE Crotonville as a Learning Leader, spearheading the training and leadership development efforts in Asia Pacific and Australia.




Chief Celebration Officer Friedman & Associates

Scott Friedman, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and former President of the National Speakers Association (NSA), is an internationally sought after speaker and author.  As a motivational humorist, Scott inspires and entertains with fun-filled, interactive and content-rich programs.  He speaks on a variety of topics over 80 times a year.  Although his main area of expertise is employee innovation, celebration and customer experience, Scott also specializes in using humor as a tool in sales, speaking and adapting to change. 

In addition to being the CCO- Chief Celebration Officer at Friedman & Associates, Scott has authored three books and co-authored four others.  His latest book, “Celebrate! Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Admired Organizations,” reveals how leading businesses create a culture of celebration. . . and how they profit through the effort. 

Over the course of his 28-year career, Scott has spoken in all 50 states and over 25 countries, bringing humor, wisdom, and a “Celebration Mindset” to over 2000 organizations.  Scott now spends 30% of his time speaking throughout Asia and other locations around the globe. Having captivated audiences ranging from 10 to 10,000, Scott customizes each of his programs based on your company’s needs, thus maximizing value for participants


CEO IT Comp Sales & Services

An Experienced and highly accomplished Sales & Marketing Director who has consistently adopted a systematic approach over all areas of responsibility , responding to the specific requirements of each market sector , and ensuring that the best possible level of customer service has been delivered . Operating in situations which have required responding to the management of change and evolving innovative solutions to deal with such matters , there has been developed in-depth appreciation of all areas of the IT market and the related supply chain .

With knowledge of all sales processes , demonstrating solid analytical and team management skills . Proven track- record of generating new business through strategic negotiation while cultivating new relationship with key decision maker .Develop new account through effective cool calling and network initiatives , leading to sales quota & company projection achievement year after year .




CEO, Human Equation Sdn. Bhd.

Sheila is a skilled coach, trainer and expert in areas Neuro Linguistic Programming certified by the American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Time Line Therapy® Master Practitioner certified by the Time Line Therapy® Association.

She is the founder of Human Equation Sdn Bhd, a company with an objective of imparting emotional and spiritual intelligence skills to corporations looking to maximize the potential of their workforce.

Sheila is much sought after for her 15 years experiences in coaching and leading organisations to transformation. She has been featured on talk shows on Astro and on BFM89.9, where she has a monthly series called Tools for Transformation.




CEO SigMax E-Services

Srikrishna Vadrevu, Sri is a Founder of Sigmax eServices Sdn. Bhd. and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vadrevu has all-round experience managing global corporations. Over the last decade, he has focused on BPO and shared services.

Starting his association with the industry as a Relationship Manager, he moved on to head a 700-people operation for GE Capital in New Delhi, India. His next assignment was with Standard Chartered Bank in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he established its global shared service center in Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor.

Mr. Vadrevu is trained as a Quality (Six Sigma) Master Black Belt at GE, where he led over 60 quality improvement projects. He now consults extensively with Asian corporations in the areas of process improvement, product development and project management. He has over 25 years of working experience in various Leadership positions in India, USA and Malaysia, covering Banking, IT, Consulting and Process Outsourcing.

Mr. Vadrevu has also published over 20 papers and articles in various technical and economic periodicals in India and USA


Partner and Managing Director The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Zarif Munir is a partner and the managing director, Kuala Lumpur, of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He joined the consultancy firm in 1997, has worked on its South East Asia and Latin American systems and was posted to the Chicago office.

Zarif is a core member of BCG’s industrial goods and operations practice area. He the industrial goods efforts in Malaysia and is an expert on post-merger integrations, turnarounds and organisational redesign. He has worked with companies in a wide range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, printing and healthcare.

Prior to BCG Zarif was employed in the audit group of Price Waterhouse Coopers focusing on financial services and mid-size industrial goods companies.

Zarif holds a B.A in Finance and Accounting from Coe College (magna cum laude), and a Master of Management from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is also a qualified certified public accountant.