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Can you tell us a bit about your background?
I have a background in Law with a Masters of International Business in Australia as well as having completed a strategic management course from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Life started out in banking with the Standard Chartered Bank through their international program which gave me business exposure across the regions and different departments in the bank.
My biggest learning journey was with the CEO's office which taught me about stakeholder management & strategy, wealth management and the importance of understanding personal finance and the investor mindset. Subsequently, the entrepreneurial spirit took over which led me to be in the founding team of a FinTech startup, PolicyStreet, and to manage a smart city accelerator program with the Malaysian Government (LuxTag, a NEM partner company was a participant of the accelerator). Together with others, we also founded the FinTech Association of Malaysia which is now the peak industry body representing Financial Technology in the country.
In 2016, I moved to Australia after spending most of my time in South East Asia and it was in the land down under where I developed a passion for blockchain technology. I then left behind most of the operations from my past roles to start working full-time at the NEM Foundation in 2017. I helped with business development and fostering partnerships and after the elections in 2018, I came onboard as the Secretary and have recently become Vice President. The work I do is focused on governance, operations and supporting the team to do what they do best! Because of the work with NEM Foundation and my past achievements, I was listed as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list-maker and I am grateful to be part of this historic journey with the ...
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