Speakers' Profile

Keynote Speakers

Yang Berhormat

Syed Saddiq

Member of Parliament (MP) for Muar, Johor

Prior Experience and Awards

Ex-Minister of Youth and Sports 

Founding Member and Youth Chief

PPBM (Bersatu)

Programs established

Youth Power Club

Malaysian Future Leaders School

Perdana Fellow to YB Nancy Shukri

Three time Asia’s Best Debater


Bachelor of Laws

International Islamic University Malaysia

Secondary education

Royal Military College

Keynote One


Keynote Two


Dr Tng Boon Hwa

Deputy Director, Bank Negara Malaysia

Prior Experience and Awards

Senior Economist

Bank Negara Malaysia


RAM Holdings Berhad

Young Malaysian Research Prize 2016

World Bank


PhD in Economics

University of Malaya

BA and MA in Economics

University of Western Ontario

Keynote Three


Dr. Muhammed Abdul Khalid

Managing Director/Co-founder, DM-Analytics

Board of Trustee,

Malaysia Institute of Economic Research (MIER)

Prior Experience and Awards

Economic Advisor

Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad


Council of Eminent Persons' (CEP) secretariat

Director of Research

Khazanah Research Institute

Senior Technical Advisor

Institute of Strategic and International Studies

Director of Research

UNDP Malaysia



Institut d’études Politiques de Paris

Master’s Degree in Economics

University of Malaya

Bachelor Degree

University of Southern California

Panel 1

Leaders of Tomorrow:

The Current State of Malaysian Youth


Tharma Pillai

Advocacy Director and Co-Founder, #Undi18

Prior Experience and Awards

Ministerial Appointee

National Youth Consultative Council

Malaysia Country Lead (Account Manager) - Education

TechSource Systems

Regional Sales Engineer for Middle East & North Africa

Intralink Techno Sdn Bhd

Perdana Scholar Award 2016

Prestige 40 under 40 2019

BSc in Mining Engineering

Virginia Tech


Yang Berhormat

Michelle Ng

Legal associate

Gobind Singh Deo & Co

Sreenevasan Young


Inner Templeur


Bachelor of Laws

London School of Economics and Political Science

Assemblywoman, Selangor State Legislative Assembly for Subang Jaya constituency

Legal Bureau Secretary, Democratic Action Party (DAP)

Prior Experience and Awards


Chan Soon Seng

CEO, Teach For Malaysia

Prior Experience and Awards

Programme Director

Teach For Malaysia Fellowship


Post-Graduate Diploma in Education

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Degree in Management and Marketing

Murdoch University


Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood

Managing Director, FutureReady Consulting Sdn Bhd

Chairman, Pos Malaysia Berhad

Board member, Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad

Prior Experience and Awards

Executive Director

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd


YTL e-Solutions Bhd


Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Sdn Bhd

Malaysia and ASEAN Representative

World Economic Forum (WEF)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF)

Top 100 Influential People in World’s Digital Government

Managing Director

Microsoft Malaysia

Global Leadership Award 2017

Leadership Excellence in Digital Transformation


Panel 2

Frontiers of Tomorrow: The Fourth

Industrial Revolution 

BSc in Computer Science and Applied Maths

University of New South Wales



BSc in Computer Engineering

Cornell University

Regional Operations Director

Groupon Asia Pacific

Product Manager


Management Consultant


Eisenhower Fellow Awardee

Prior Experience and Awards

Co-Founder, Fave Group

Yeoh Chen Chow


Mr. Ryan Sim

Associate Partner (Digital & Technology),

Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd

Prior Experience and Awards

Head of Cloud First practice

Accenture Technology Malaysia

SAP Technical Consultant

Diagonal Consulting

Java Developer

IHS Global Insight

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)


Bachelors Degree (Hons) in Computer Science

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


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