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Hello

I am a versatile problem solver, seeking interesting, challenging, and impactful opportunities, with a track record in technology, investment management, and ESG. Tell me more about what you are working on and how I can help here.

EDUCATION

Columbia University | New York

LLM | 3.54 GPA | 2006 - 2007

  • Fulbright Scholarship

  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

  • Thesis: Market Inefficiency & Hostile Tender Offers

University of Cambridge | UK

BA (Law) | 2:1 | 2002 - 2005

  • Dissertation: The Economics of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

ESG EXPERIENCE

The Centre | Associate Researcher

2020 - 2022

United Nations | Consultant

Convention on Migratory Species

2020 - 2022

  • Wrote business plan for an islander-owned diving cooperative to sustain seagrass conservation off the coast of Johor, Malaysia.

World Bank | Staff Associate

Independent Panel Review | 2006

United Nations | Intern

Dept of Disarmament Affairs | 2006

  • Conducted research on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and Security Council Resolution 1696 on Iranian nuclear sanctions. 

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE

BorderPass | CEO & Founder | Malaysia | 2014 - Present

  • Created an autogate service that reduced airport immigration queuing time from an hour to just seconds for tourists and business travellers. 

  • Secured R&D funding, government approvals (including three presentations to the Prime Minister), built technology execution teams, and ensured that project milestones were completed on a timely basis. 

  • Built the world's first immigration autogate equipped with contactless fingerprinting and facial recognition technology, installed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in 2016. 

  • Ideas and core technology base were incorporated into the requirements of an upcoming USD300m Malaysian immigration system revamp.

Sunway Group | Director, Digital & Strategic Investments | 2022 - Present

  • Finding my feet - just started work here in September 2022.

TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

INVESTMENT EXPERIENCE

Public Mutual | Portfolio Manager | Malaysia | 2013 - 2014

  • US and EU stock picks for global funds outperformed the MSCI All Country World Index by 12%.

CIMB Group | Malaysia & Singapore | 2009 - 2013

  • CIMB Securities: proposed the creation of a global equity investment product to the Board. Overcame a 25% portfolio decline due to the 2011 Japanese earthquake, outperforming global indexes by 2013. 

  • Special Situation Investments: reviewed the valuation of the Group's proprietary investments to estimate the size of potential impairments.

JPMorgan Asset Management | Associate | London | 2008 - 2009

  • Produced investment research on the banking, F&B, agriculture, shipping, real estate and consumer sectors. 

  • Forecasted the bankruptcy of a widely held F&B company.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

MERCY Malaysia | Non-Medical Volunteer | 2001 - Present

  • Selected field experience: Afghan War 2002, Sri Lankan Floods 2003, Lahad Datu Invasion 2013, Philippines Typhoon 2013, Kelantan Floods 2014, COVID-19 Response 2020.