Today’s episode is all about Rina Neoh who is the co-founder and managing partner of Ficus Venture Capital. This Malaysian entrepreneur started out as a computer scientist who was smart enough to be at the right place at the right time and was able to turn opportunities into businesses not just in Malaysia but also in Singapore and The Philippines.
This episode, I spoke to Ooi Lay Pheng who is the CEO of Berjayapak Sdn Bhd in Penang, Malaysia and she is in a business that many women would not choose to be in! The wood packaging business that she runs manufactures wood packaging such as pallets, crates and boxes and it is also a hot, tough and dusty business. Her passion is in cooking and baking so how did she end up in this manufacturing business?
This week, I spoke to Dr Vimaleswari Ramasamy who is the CEO and founder of STRAVIK, a business consulting firm based in Penang, Malaysia. But Vimi, as she is fondly known, wasn’t always an entrepreneur. She started off as an engineer in a multinational corporation environment, working her way up the career ladder for more than 20 years. What made her quit the corporate world for the world of entrepreneurship?
In this episode, I spoke to Anushia Kandasamy, the CEO of Samanea Asia Consulting in Malaysia. Anushia is an independent adviser focusing on socio-economic development, change management and transformational leadership since 2016. This interview was delightful as we spoke about life as she experienced it and Anushia is such an optimistic person. She counts herself lucky at every turn even though some things didn’t initially work in her favour.
In this episode, I spoke to Maresa Ng of The Spark Group Asia who is a business growth turnaround specialist and a business intelligence coach who works with business owners to help them work more effectively to obtain better results in their businesses without sacrificing their lives. Yet at one point in her life, she was working so hard that she almost burnt out! She shares openly about the dangers of having your business run you and the mistakes she made in her business life.