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Philip Tan Guan Hock is a management and soft skills guru, international public speaker, corporate trainer and motivator. Philip has both academia and industry experience from a diverse range of career paths that include holding senior positions in institutes of tertiary education, dotcom-company, advertising, marketing and hospitality training. In his dynamic career route, he has held portfolios of dean, vice president and chief executive officer. He was the chief executive of the local chapter of an international organisation championing corporate governance and best practices for company directors and companies.

Philip is an advocate of corporate responsibility, governance and ethics. Delegates that have attended his seminar and corporate training on Government and Governance and International Business Ethics include Justices and Judges from Tanzania and representatives from QAS SIRIM International Sdn Bhd, respectively. Philip also consults on management areas. Representatives that have attended his programmes on management and leadership were from Bank Negara, Dell Global Business Centre, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Amanah Raya Berhad, Johor Port Berhad, SABIC, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kingdom of Bhutan, etc.

Philip has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from University of Wolverhampton, UK, a Master of Business Administration from University of Hull, UK, and a professional Diploma in International Advertising from the International Advertising Association (IAA), New York. He was also Senior Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK (CIM). Philip continues to be active in academia by supervising post-graduates candidates of the University of East London (UEL) in their masters dissertations. When he is not on the public speaking and training circuit, Philip consults on shareholder minority protection.

Priscillia Yap Poi Yok was a Chevening Commonwealth Young Lawyers Course 1995 scholar and IATSS Forum, Honda, Japan scholar. Her career, experience and knowledge since 1987 spanned from being an inhouse Company Secretary of private group of companies having investment in public listed companies, Head of Corporate Secretary in Cheang & Ariff serving also Fortune 500 companies, in house public listed Company Secretary Faber Group Berhad, practising Corporate Commercial and Privatisation lawyer at Mohd Khamil & Co (now known as Pakharuddin & Co), inhouse legal advisor of Ekovest Berhad and See Hoy Chan Sdn. Bhd (Uptown ), contract consultant of Mines Group of Hotels; and industry consultant at MAICSA and MSWG. After her tenure as CEO of FPLC she went into semi retirement for three years as an academician in local university, UTAR, Kampar with two Thomsons ISI international publications on corporate governance to her cap. Returning from semi retirement, she now practise as Messrs PYYAP & ASSOCIATES and associate consultant MSWG. Since 1987 to 2011; she has the breadth of Malaysia corporate landscape in various perspective breadth and depth: was also involved in legislative reforms and changes via consultations drafts, negotiation with regulators SSM, Bursa and Securities Commission, Min of Finance on legislative and policy changes and effect to industry, a trainer of Directors programme and industry programme; and speaker at Asli Seminar and Marc Evans international conference. She is also the author of Company Meetings: Law and Practise in Malaysia, and editor of CCH Malaysian Company Secretary’s Practise manual. Ahead of time on Malaysia corporate landscape, her articles on Corporate Governance was published in Commonwealth law Journal January 1996, and since 1998 she had been actively commenting on corporate governance issues in industry journals.

Serena Kang Ah Geik is currently a Lecturer in the School of Business and Administration in Wawasan Open University. She received her MBA from University Sains Malaysia and is an Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS) from the United Kingdom. She has been involved in education for the last 16 years, of which she served as the Head of Professional Management School for 13 years. She had also taught various courses namely, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Business Studies, Marketing and Management subjects which prepared students for the professional examinations such as ACCA, CIMA, ICSA, A-Level examinations and the undergraduate programmes. Prior to her academic position, she was a Corporate Secretary in a leading management consultancy firm. Currently, her research interest is in the areas of women entrepreneurship, corporate law, corporate governance, urban studies and operations management.

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