Digitization and Scaling Up for Business Success

Kuala Lumpur | 6 November 2019 | 8am - 6pm

Harnessing the power of women in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Relationship.

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Datuk Wan Suraya, Secretary General
Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED)

Datuk Wan Suraya has over 24 years of experience working across the different divisions in the ministry including International Trade Division, ASEAN, economic affairs, investment policy and trade facilitation, and JUSA A (Strategy & Monitoring). She is also part of the Board of Directors team at TEKUN Nasional, UDA Holdings Bhd and Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad (Bank Rakyat).

Kent Chua, Co-Founder
Rhombus Connexion

Rhombus Connexion’s co-founder has successfully evolved the group into an F&B entrepreneur platform—one that boasts 19 brands and 51 outlets across four nations. His proudest achievement is establishing the Happiness Office, which serves as the guiding principle and foundation of the corporation.

Chua, 32, hails from Kuching and is a certified accountant. His journey into entrepreneurship began when he met a colleague who shared his passion for diving. The pair came together to birth ‘The Beer Factory’, which has over 12 branches in Malaysia including Kota Kinabalu.

As one of Malaysia’s fastest growing F&B conglomerate, RCX owns and operates more than 19 brands with over 50 outlets regionally. The Group’s footprints includes Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Myanmar.

In line with its mission to nurture talents and empower entrepreneurs, RCX’s sustainable ecosystem encompasses important pillars that contribute to the overall growth in the F&B industry. These pillars include Education (F+B Academy), Brand and Marketing  and Food Production.

RCX completes the ecosystem for its F&B retail and pillars through its Shared Services of Corporate Strategy, Legal, Human Resource, Finance and Technology department. All business units under the Group is entitled to these Services, which plays a vital role in the brand expansion.

RCX’s organic and inorganic growth strategy sees the organisation moving towards greater partnerships with more F&B entrepreneurs as well as replicating its ecosystem regionally.

Surina Shukri, CEO
MDEC
(Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation)

Surina Shukri brings two decades of experience working across a diverse range of companies including global multinationals, middle market companies and early stage startups across the financial services, natural resources and technology sectors.

She spent the bulk of her professional career in the United States, including seventeen years of experience as an investment banker, strategist and leader at JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest bank in the United States. There she served as Head of Strategy, Innovation & Business Management for Middle Market Banking, Head of Strategy for Commercial Banking, Chief of Staff to the CEO and Executive Director in Natural Resources Investment Banking.

She left JPMorgan Chase in 2018 to start SheNovation Ventures, a transformation and growth venture studio where she advised fintech and blockchain startups on growth strategy and capital raising and consulted business leaders on culture change and transformation.

She graduated from University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology dual degree program with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School and Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prior to returning to Malaysia, Surina lived in Manhattan, New York City with her Malaysian husband and three children.

Dr. Mohd Shuhaizam Mohd Zain, CEO
Bioeconomy Corporation

Dr. Mohd Shuhaizam Mohd Zain holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin. He comes from a diverse background and possesses experience in multiple industries to manage and steer businesses to the next level, especially in the fast-changing economic environment. Dr. Shuhaizam’s vast experience and knowledge in the Government’s policies and directions, as well as his in-depth know-how in engineering, system integration and biomedical, have led him to succeed in designing viability studies and business concepts, on top of managing and commercializing lab-based knowledge.

Alongside his Directorships for MiGHT Technology Nurturing Sdn Bhd and Yayasan Hikmat Insan Malaysia, he is also a Consultant for the Ministry of Higher Education where he has assisted AKEPT in approaching and engaging Malaysian students abroad to educate them on job opportunities in Malaysia.

As of 1 August 2017, Dr. Shuhaizam is the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation), the economic government agency dedicated to driving the development of the bio-based industry in Malaysia.

Rina Neoh, Board Member
MATRADE
(MY External Trade Development Corp.)

Rina Neoh has more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and entrepreneurial world. With a solid foundation in Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Computer Science and a keen business sense acquired through a post-graduate MBA in International Business, Rina has delivered multi-million dollar returns from more than 80 startup companies which she has either ideated, incubated, accelerated, mentored or scaled up in various industries such as tech and AI, fintech, edutech, food tech, e-commerce, lifestyle, mobility and social enterprises. 

Rina is a seasoned entrepreneur and multi-awarded startup advocate in the ASEAN region, with proven expertise in setting up and developing innovation-driven companies, including brick-and-mortar and technology-enabled enterprises. She is an expert in incubating new businesses, finding new markets, creating unique value propositions and creating sustainable revenue streams. She sat in various boards of directors in private, voluntary, governmental and non-governmental organizations for many years.

Born in Penang, Malaysia (October 25, 1975) and resides in Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines. Studied in St George’s Girls’ School, London Metropolitan University and Central Queensland University. 

What is H.E.R Malaysia Summit?

We are Harnessing the power of women in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Relationship.

We believe in the education, empowerment, and support of women in Entrepreneurship. The H.E.R Summit was born out of the belief that entrepreneurial women should gather together, support each other, and learn from each other.

The H.E.R Summit serves as a massive networking conference, where C-Level Executives and local SME Business Owners can gather and make meaningful connections.

Attendees come from SMEs & MNCs alike, and part of the proceeds from the H.E.R Platform will go to beneficiaries supporting the empowerment, education & support of marginalized women.

This conference is not restricted to ladies – men are welcome too!

What can you expect?

Distinguished Keynotes

In previous years, we've had Minister Grace Fu (Minister for Culture, Community, and Youth) to grace the event, as well as Former Olympian, May Ooi from ONE Championship Singapore.

Panel Discussions

The conference will be hosting 3 full length panels discussing the latest (and most relevant) topics in local & regional business realms. Previous years, we've had panelists like Steen Puggaard (Former CEO, 4Fingers Crispy Chicken), Anna Lim (Founder, The Soup Spoon), and Wendy Liu (Co-Founder, EzBuy), etc.

Roundtable Workshops

Mini-Workshops to discuss business strategies, aimed to be educational, practical, and relevant to day-to-day business processes. Ie. Previous years, we've had Simone Heng (Radio Personality, Class95FM) coming in to talk about Personal Branding in the Business Setting, as well as Bansea & Moolahsense to discuss growth & financing for SMEs.

Speed Networking

We are expecting nearly 350 Business Owners & Key Decision-Makers in our midst, coming from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, China, etc, to participate in our massive speed networking session. Expand your network!

Data collected from H.E.R Asia Summit 2018, available in the H.E.R Post Event Report.

H.E.R Advisory Board

Rebekah Woo

Partner, Crimson Capital

Ravi Govindan

Executive Chairman, Mercatus Capital

Steen Puggaard

Operating Partner, Archipelago Capital Partners

2019 Sponsors & Partners

Supporting Partners

Global Partners

Media Partners

Past Partners & Sponsors