Malaysia Tatler Society - - THE 300 LIST -

Joel Neoh

An in­spir­ing and suc­cess­ful fig­ure, Joel is no stranger in the busi­ness scene, thanks to his suc­cess with Groupon Malaysia and his cur­rent en­tre­pre­neur­ial ven­ture, Fave. Not one to rest on his lau­rels, he has re­cently formed a new al­liance with Grab to ac­cel­er­ate its growth across the Asean re­gion.

Nor Sham­siah Mohd Yunus

She is the sec­ond woman to as­sume the role of gover­nor at Bank Ne­gara Malaysia. Recog­nised for her years of ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­per­tise in fi­nan­cial sta­bil­ity, she has served in var­i­ous ar­eas in­clud­ing reg­u­la­tions, poli­cies and guide­lines in the fi­nan­cial sec­tor.

Khailee Ng

This spon­ta­neous in­di­vid­ual en­joys cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for new tech ven­tures, in his role as the man­ag­ing part­ner of Sil­i­con Val­ley’s fund and seed ac­cel­er­a­tor ven­ture firm, 500 Star­tups. To date, they have in­vested in over 120 star­tups and count­ing. His wife Elisa Khong is a so­cial worker and phi­lan­thropist.

Nur Diana Nasimud­din

The sec­ond child of Puan Sri Zaleha Is­mail and the late Tan Sri SM Nasimud­din shares a close bond with her youngest sis­ter Na­dia, whom she works closely with to over­see Naza Group’s F&B divi­sion Lyfestyl Projects. Their strong dy­nam­ics have even led to the launch of a dig­i­tal beauty plat­form called mySmink.

Datuk Ng Thien Phing

Hum­ble, stoic and friendly is how his close friends would de­scribe this self-made man. In the last year, the SkyWorld founder clinched three awards for In­te­rior De­sign Show Home, Pub­lic Ser­vice De­vel­op­ment and Pub­lic Ser­vice Ar­chi­tec­ture. The com­pany was also awarded for Best Struc­tured Fi­nance SUKUK.

Nur Na­dia Nasimud­din

The en­trepeneurial Na­dia is a force to be reck­oned with, man­ag­ing Naza Group’s F&B arm Lyfestyl Projects as well as her other busi­ness ven­tures MySmink and Portluxe with poise and de­ter­mi­na­tion. To­gether with her sis­ter Diana, they have turned BLVD House and Dotty’s into cred­i­ble play­ers in the in­dus­try.

Datin Nina Is­mail Sabri

Look­ing at the re­cent ex­pan­sion of her women-only hair saloon to four lo­ca­tions through­out the coun­try last year, it proves her ca­pa­bil­ity as an en­tre­pre­neur. From man­ag­ing a pre-school, a bak­ery and even a per­sonal beauty brand, this mother of one makes the best out of any op­por­tu­ni­ties given.

John-Hans Oei

His years in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try have led him to set up a waste man­age­ment busi­ness with his brother John-Ian. Also the CEO of fam­ily-run Cen­te­nary Mil­lion Group, John-Hans en­joys pow­er­lift­ing and runs the Malaysia Pow­er­lift­ing Al­liance which or­gan­ises in­dus­try-stan­dard weightlift­ing com­pe­ti­tions.

“Suc­cess is not fi­nal, fail­ure is not fa­tal: it is the courage to con­tinue that counts.” —Win­ston Churchill

John-Ian Oei

The el­dest and ar­guably the most gre­gar­i­ous of the three Oei sib­lings shares the love of giv­ing back to so­ci­ety like his fam­ily. Co-own­ing Mi­crobs with brother John-Hans, he utilises his flair for sales and mar­ket­ing plus ex­pe­ri­ence in the oil and gas and real es­tate in­dus­tries to cre­ate a sus­tain­able busi­ness.

Datin Kate Ong

The bet­ter half of Dato’ Eric Ong finds joy and in­spi­ra­tion in trav­el­ling, as she be­lieves that ex­pe­ri­enc­ing and learn­ing from other cul­tures and na­tion­al­i­ties is an en­rich­ing process. With her fond­ness for unique jew­ellery pieces, the am­i­ca­ble Datin Kate is of­ten spot­ted at events dressed to the nines.

John-Son Oei

The founder and CEO of Epic Col­lec­tive fur­ther so­lid­i­fies his goal to bridge the ur­ban-ru­ral gap through vol­un­teerism and fundrais­ing. With his Epic Homes pro­gramme, the newly con­ferred Ashoka Fel­low is com­mit­ted to his mis­sion to build homes for the marginalised com­mu­ni­ties and help them gain dig­nity.

Datin Mau­reen Ooi

Datin Mau­reen be­lieves that the con­sis­tent qual­ity and unique taste in their of­fer­ings are what drives Madam Kwan’s suc­cess in the com­pet­i­tive food in­dus­try. Her dear­est wish is to put Malaysian food on the world map, as the brand is now fo­cus­ing its ex­pan­sion re­gion­ally to Jakarta and other ma­jor cities.

Dato’ Eric Ong

Helm­ing KIP Group with his daugh­ter Va­lerie Ong, they make a strong duo in pro­pel­ling their prop­erty de­vel­op­ment busi­ness through timely pro­ject de­liv­ery and prod­uct qual­ity. Most re­cently, KIP REIT, their real es­tate in­vest­ment arm, bought over AEON Mall Kinta City in Ipoh, Perak.

Shirley Ooi-Hamil­ton

The co-owner of Asas En­gi­neer­ing is an iron lady who di­ver­si­fied the M&E busi­ness by way of a new di­rec­tion in pro­ject ac­qui­si­tions. This has boosted the turn­around and im­age of Asas in the en­ergy man­age­ment and green build­ings sec­tor. In her down­time, she en­joys keep­ing fit and ac­tive.

Jamie Ong

The coun­try man­ager of LVMH Per­fumes and Cos­met­ics Malaysia is a fa­mil­iar face in the lux­ury cos­met­ics scene. Jamie con­tin­ues to spur Chris­tian Dior in the right di­rec­tion with the launch of the first Mai­son Chris­tian Dior bou­tique in Pav­il­ion KL last year. He un­winds with a glass of cham­pagne or red wine.

Ernest Ong

The owner of mul­ti­ple brands, in­clud­ing renowned pub chain Tom, Dick and Harry’s, and restau­rant Ali, Muthu and Ah Hock, is also the founder of yacht char­ter­ing com­pany Sea Urchin. While work­ing on ex­pand­ing both F&B brands, his true call­ing is the ocean, and he plans to set sail in a 72-feet yacht.

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