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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.

Daryl Foong

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.

Clara Goh

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.

“Pa­tience, per­sis­tence and per­spi­ra­tion make an un­beat­able com­bi­na­tion for suc­cess.” —Napoleon Hill

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