Are You Ready to #MoveUp?

By Ahmed Wafi

Get up close and personal with our ASPIRE+ speakers as they share tips and personal stories on when they knew it was time to make a step up in their career.

You’ve been at your current post for a few years and managed to heap praise from managers and staff on the entire corporate ladder. Maybe you think it’s time to make the next big step in your career?

Find out the answer to that and more this Thursday, 21 March 2019 at the Common Ground in Bukit Bintang during our first-ever standalone networking event, ASPIRE+. Participate and enjoy an engaging forum featuring some of Malaysia’s youngest and brightest CEOs and Directors where they’ll share their insights on how to decide if we are ready to take that next big step in our career.

Who will be on our panel?

First up, our moderator, Albert Kok, Deputy Country Manager at Stashaway

Albert has a wealth of experience in investments, portfolio management and consulting. Previously a fund manager at Affin Hwang Asset Management, Albert managed close to RM1 billion in funds and was also a specialist in the China Equity Market specialising in consumer, utilities, healthcare and education.

And now our speakers!

Marc Woo, Country Head, Google Malaysia

As Country Head of Google Malaysia, Marc oversees sales and business development operations as well as partnerships for Google’s products and services. Marc has been with Google Malaysia since 2011 and was previously the Industry Head for the e-commerce, travel and financial services business.

Anwar Ishak, Head of Digital IT, Digi

Anwar has been in the tech industry since the first “dotcom boom” in web agency and start-up environments. By qualification, Anwar is an engineer but became a developer by trade and senior management by profession. Anwar is also an advocate of open source software, software-as-a-service and entrepreneurship.

Azlina Bt Safian, Head Commercial Banking, RHB Banking Group

Azlina has been with RHB since March 1996 and has climbed up the corporate ladder throughout the years. Her current role as Head Commercial Banking has her overseeing a total asset size of RM7 billion and is in charge of direction setting for target industries, deposit acquisition initiatives, profitability enhancement, manpower planning, and talent development.

Ricardo Guardo, Area Finance Director of BAT Malaysia.

Ricardo began his journey at BAT Argentina and Uruguay 17 years ago where he was the Finance Controller before becoming the Regional Process Auditor in The BAT Americas region from January 2005 to June 2006. Prior to assuming his current position in 2016, Ricardo was Head of Finance at BAT Romania since June 2014.

That’s not all – ! We have one more speaker from Maybank to be revealed soon! Check out our Instagram page for more updates!

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