CEO/CTO Series

CEO Talkseries (24 Feb 2022): How can an entrepreneur be a team player?

In this series, Adjunct. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ghazali shared with us some highlights of his journey towards becoming an entrepreneur. While setting trends as a leader, he shares the importance of being a team player and the long-term rewards it harnesses. A self-made individual with the kaizen mindset and no fear, Adjunct. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ghazali bin Dato’ Mohd. Yusoff has always believed in addressing any challenge with a smile and perseverance. Prior to venturing into the blue ocean as an entrepreneur and Executive Chairman of Nusantara Technologies Sdn. Bhd, Dato’ Ghazali was a Group Chief Executive with the Arab-Malaysian Bank Group.  Over the years, he has lent his expertise to a number professional bodies such Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), Malaysia Singapore Joint Business Council, Board of Trustees, Malaysian Nature Society, Malaysian Institute of Directors and many more. Taping into the eco-friendly side, Dato’ Ghazali is a firm supporter of the Environmental Research Association, Institute of Sustainable Development Malaysia and Malaysian Council for Rehabilitation. Dato’ Ghazali currently serves as an Adjunct Professor with two academic institutions; University of Malaya and University of Tehran. This was Live on APU Facebook and YouTube on 24 February 2022 from 5:30pm -6:45pm.

CEO Talkseries (24 Mar 2022): Digital Transformation: How do you make it a success?

A firm believer of building a sound wealth empire one step at a time, Dato’ Arasendran joins us in sharing highlights of his journey to becoming the ‘cream of the crop’ in banking; on significant multi-million ringgit projects he has spearheaded while being a strategic team player in expansion based collaborations and his take on embracing successful digital transformation. No stranger to understanding the financial markets, Dato’ Arasendran has dedicated 25 years to the banking world, developing a knowledge portfolio ranging from corporate banking to wealth management to private banking, designing top dollar investment portfolios for individuals and corporates and now oversees the fund management discretionary portfolio. Dato’ Arasendran holds professional memberships with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (Affliate), Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (Associate), Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia and the Capital Market Services Representative License (CMSRL) from the Securities Commission Malaysia. This was Live on APU Facebook and YouTube on 24 March 2022 from 5:30pm -6:45pm.

CEO Series (28 April 2022): Entrepreneurs: Dare To Fail

A firm advocate of bridging the financial inclusion gap through technology, Salim Dhanani, the CEO & Co-Founder at BigPay shared his entrepreneurial journey founding BigPay, and scaling it into one of the largest and fastest growing Neobank in Asean to empower the underserved and unserved segments. BigPay recently launched the first of its kind, fully digital personal loans service in Malaysia. Hear first-hand the challenges faced, lessons learned along the way, and his personal advice for the budding entrepreneurs out there.


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