Salvatore Ferragamo Malaysia’s general manager has many exciting and progressive plans ahead for the luxury brand. While the business is on a positive and continuous growth trajectory, she sets time away from work to complete a 10km run to keep fit, and also tries out new recipes at home.
Datuk Rudy Foo
This former Malaysian tennis champion and professional accountant turned entrepreneur is the founder and owner of the restaurant chain Madam Kwan’s. When not busy with work, he mentors young entrepreneurs to help them go further, via the Entrepreneur’s Organisation, of which he is a board member.
Dato’ Faridah Merican
As one of the pioneers of Malaysia’s theatre industry, the arts scene owes its continuous growth to Dato’ Faridah. Along with her husband, Joe Hasham, with whom she works closely, they both aim to nurture, mentor and coach the local performing arts talent through klpac, which she also founded.
Currently the general manager for Aquawalk (Aquaria KLCC), Daryl’s previous stints include the fields of FMCG, retail and entertainment. He is also an avid diver, conservationist, amateur naturalist and is passionate about practical sustainability. He even took part in the EcoDrive Ocean Conservation held at Soneva Kiri.
Datuk Seri FD Iskandar
A man who wears many hats, Datuk Seri FD Iskandar holds vital positions that contribute to Malaysia’s diversified ventures, such as group managing director and chief executive officer at Glomac, chairman of Vads, director of Telekom Malaysia, president of Rehda and chairman of BIPC.
Dato’ Simon Foong
The man behind The Body Shop and Aquaria KLCC, plus Malaysia Tatler’s Diamond of Excellence awardee, plans on exploring an IPO for Aquaria in 2020. Currently in the works for him is the second outlet of Aquaria in Phuket, Thailand, which is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2019.
Tan Sri Tony Fernandes
The main figure behind AirAsia, Tan Sri Tony has received many international and industry awards plus accolades within the aviation industry and beyond, such as the title Commander of the Legion d’Honneur by France, and Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Raja Fuad Muammar
Armed with a vision to create the most exceptional homes in the world, Raja Fuad set up Presidio and Gruppenhouz, which offer clients flexible property development management, construction, interior architecture and design services. He is married to Shireen Kandiah, with whom he has two sons.
Dato’ Dennis Ganendra
Minconsult’s executive director and founder of Timeless Green Group of companies has also served as the honorary secretary general of The Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australia, and is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers UK and Malaysia as well as the Institution of Highways and Transportation.
Datuk Ruben Gnanalingam
Slated to take over the expansion of Westports Malaysia, CEO Datuk Ruben is passionate about sports as well as coding—a project he shares with his son. He is also co-chairman of the Queens Park Rangers and the vice president of the Malaysia Basketball Association.
Datin Shalini Ganendra
Cultural entrepreneur and art advisor Datin Shalini is founder of the eponymous Shalini Ganendra Fine Art Advisory. The qualified lawyer was also appointed to the Tate Gallery Acquisitions Committee, and served on panels for the Sovereign Art Prize, and the Commonwealth International Artists Residencies.
Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanaligam
Puan Sri Siew Yong is currently the international convention chair for the Soroptimist International Convention, KL 2019. She is also a trustee of the Women’s Institute of Management, Yayasan Sejahtera and Nanyang Press Foundation, plus helps manage various family companies.
Dato’ Robert Geneid
A qualified lawyer and engineer, the managing director of Borsarmulu Resort looks to build a sustainable tourism industry and create opportunities for the indigenous Mulu people. Through his roles in the government tourist boards, he actively promotes Malaysia’s natural beauty to bring in investments and tourists.
The marketing director of Fendi Southeast Asia has seen steady business growth and made the announcement to support the Galleria Borghese for the next three years. On her days away from work, she can be seen practising yoga, and strives to create a meaningful and local, sustainable initiative.
Tan Sri G Gnanalingam
Self-made billionaire and the co-founder of Westports Malaysia, Tan Sri G Gnanalingam is known as the country’s first homegrown marketing guru, for steering his company to become Asia’s leading cargo and freight player. He has won many awards and often graces the Forbes list.
Goh Soo Sing
Having constructed The Estate in Bangsar South as well as a high-rise project at Mont Kiara, the managing director of Bon Estates aims to create a Bon Ecosystem, where he can provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to grow, maintain a good and balanced life plus empower other people.
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