BOARD OF CONVENOR

Our Board of Convenor includes the Knowledge Partner of the respective category and esteemed representatives from different sectors of the local economy including Academia, Business, Government and Labour.

ROGER WONG
President of Asia Pacific Business Council for Sustainability

Roger is actively involve in the social and business community. He has hold leadership and advisory roles in JCI Singapore (National President, Advisor and Ambassador and JCI Asia Pacific Development Council, and now as the President of Asia Pacific Business Council for Sustainability.

 

Prior to this Roger works with companies to improve their overall results, especially marketing efficiency. He co-founded a number of startups and helped to turn around loss-making companies and organisations to profit. He also excel during his stint in sales, marketing and management track records working in MNCs and provided training and marketing communication consultancy for organisations and companies locally and internationally for over 15 years.

Roger holds a Bachelor in Mass Communication from Curtin University. From time to time he train and coach for JCI Singapore, JCI Malaysia, JCI Vietnam, JCI Cambodia, JCI Taiwan, JCI Japan, Institute of Public Relations, and UCSI University.

 

Roger is in the business to make the world a better place and he took the leap and founded the JCI Asia Pacific CSR Seminar (2008 – present) and the Asian Academy (2011 – present) to promote CSR and ISR among the companies and individuals.

 

He was awarded “Ten Outstanding Young People” award for the Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership in 2012. And his favourite quote is “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain.

matthias gelber (german)
World Greenest Man

Matthias Gelber comes from Burbach-Lippe, a small German village surrounded by the forest. He developed a strong connection with nature from a young age, and has been a passionate advocate of green living ever since. In 2008, he was voted ‘Greenest Person on the Planet’ in an online competition by 3rdWhale in Canada. Matthias lives in Malaysia without a car and a monthly USD$10 electricity bill. He also started Eco Warriors Malaysia, a community movement focused on taking positive action to combat climate change.

 

Matthias graduated with Masters in Environmental Science from Brunel University in the UK and went on to start a successful environmental consulting company in 1999. In 2007, he co-founded Maleki GmbH, a German company specialising in high performance, low carbon footprint construction materials. He also serves as a Board Member of Solexel Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solexel Inc in Silicon Valley.

 

Matthias is also a consummate speaker and trainer on environmental issues, and is often seen giving green talks to corporates, government organisations and schools in the South East Asian region.

 

Matthias has recently published his first book, “the greenman’s guide to green living and working.”

julio romo (uk/ singapore)
International CSR Communications Consultant and Digital and Innovation Strategist

Julio is an International Communications Consultant and Digital and Innovation Strategist with a career spanning 18 years gained agency-side and as an international consultant working in Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East.

 

He has extensive senior experience in Branding and Integrated Communications, specifically in Corporate Communications, Government Relations and Digital and Social Media. He’s delivered Consultancy and training to public and private sector organisations in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, markets he has worked in since 2010. Julio used to be a Council and Board member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and one of the founding members of its social media advisory panel.

 

Most of his works in the past few years focuses on start-up enterprise where he advises new start-up on the power of digital media combining with CSR elements.

gildas yombi (africa/ hong kong)
Former AIESEC Hong Kong Ltd’s Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Strategy under PriceWaterCooperHouse (PWC)

Gildas is magnetized by Responsible and Sustainable Entrepreneurship. In the past decades he was involved in corporate and non-corporate sectors notably in Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and the Philippines), Africa and Europe. He specialises in turnaround strategy, corporate vision, and professional integrity. His interest is in start-up scene, and how companies can be better managed and lead to sustainable growth.

 

Previously he managed AIESEC Hong Kong Ltd’s Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Strategy under PriceWaterCooperHouse (PWC). He developed and implemented the Corporate Responsibility and Community Engagement Projects for corporate clients and partners including VISA Hong Kong, IE Business School, PWC Hong Kong, MTR, The Information Department of the Government of Hong Kong SAR, etc. He is also the founder off International Soaps4Lives Pte. Ltd., a social enterprise focusing on recyclable soaps for the community with CSR solutions.

Dato’ Roseleen Buyong
iLEAVES, Sustainability Consultant

A self-made professional, Roseleen has an extensive and broad-based hands-on corporate experience which spreads across the fields of Human Resource, Corporate Affairs, Communications and Branding, General Management, Business Development and the Malaysian Capital Market. She was attached to Denney & Denney Sdn Bhd (design & brand consultants); Group Corporate Communications of OSK Holdings Berhad (an investment bank); Association of Stock broking Companies Malaysia (ASCM); TA Securities Bhd (stock broking company); and Corporate Affairs of American International Assurance Co Ltd (life insurance company, a member of American International Group). in AIG Roseleen was primarily responsible for the whole spectrum of the human resource management in the company she worked with including evaluation of performance appraisals, counseling, compensation and remuneration, training needs analysis, welfare etc. She was also given power of attorney for investments as an independent signatory on behalf of the Investment Department. Roseleen worked for eleven years with AIA.  She was also the adviser for Malaysian Protocol for the expatriates.

 

Roseleen holds a Diploma in Personnel Management (MIPM), Diploma in Brief Coaching, Brief Academy, Singapore, Certified Business Coach (CBC) UMCced, University Malaya, Certified Solution Focused Coach (CSFC) Canada, Certified Translator (2015) and Certified Editing of Translations (2015). Currently she is a Business Coach for SME & SMI owners and Performance Coach for executives and she also serves as the Secretary for Badan Amal Kasih Sayang (BAKASA).

chy sila (cambodia)
council member

A serial entrepreneur, Chy Sila founded his first business in 1998 with seed money of $500. Having earned experiences as a tour guide and then in advertising & design, Sila and his partners went on to find CBM Corporation in 2002 and Sabay Digital Corporation in late 2007. CBM consists of 8 brands of F&B and catering services while Sabay Digital is an internationally respected digital entertainment company with core competencies in online gaming and internet publishing. Sila is also a director of the Platinum Cineplex. A Dynamic and idea-driven entrepreneur, Sila represents the new breed of Cambodian businesspeople. Professional and approachable, with a youthful outlook and passionate commitment to the growth, education and prosperity of all Cambodians, Sila is innovating Sabay Digital into a full fledged entertainment company, expanding its portfolio into media, music, cinema and filmmaking.

howard shaw (singapore)
council member

HALCYON AGRI Corp, was formerly the executive director of the Singapore Environment Council (SEC). Howard was actively involved in driving the environmental movement since 1995, contributing towards shaping national environmental policies and programs.

 

He was responsible for the development and administration of the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards, as well as the Singapore Green Labeling Scheme, which recognize the excellence in environmental management and green products, respectively.

 

Howard represented the NGO community on various national groups, including the Water Network, Singapore Packaging Agreement, and Public Hygiene Council. He was also a Focus Group member for the National Preparatory Process leading up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002

tan sri datuk wira dr. hj. mohd shukor bin hj. mahfar
Former CEO Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN)

He started his career as a Bank Officer in 1978; a year later he took a leap to work with the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) as Assessment Officer. He then rose through the ranks in IRBM, being appointed Deputy CEO of Compliance, Deputy CEO of Operations, and CEO in January 2011 until his retirement in December 2016.

 

Throughout the years, he received many accolades and awards, he was elected President of the Malaysian Association of Statutory Bodies and Chairman of The Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrations (CATA); and was awarded the CEO of the year 2015 by The European Emerging Markets Awards and received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award-Outstanding Contribution in Shaping People by the Asia HRD Award.

 

Equipped with 36 years of vast experiences both in taxation and management throughout his tenureship with IRBM, he now leads his own Tax and Management firm known as MSM Management Advisory. With his continuous engagement in the tax related field, he was subsequently appointed as the Chairman of McMillan Woods National Tax Firm, Chairman of Uniutama Education and Consultancy. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Uniutama Management Holdings, and Prokhas, a private limited company wholly-owned by Minister of Finance, a Partner of YYC Advisors and an Advisor to Century Software (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

chris daniel wong
council member

Chris Daniel Wong is the pioneer of the industry since 2010 championing sustainable engagement with the private sectors and goverment sectors through various programmes such as workshop, forum, conference and recognition. He is the founder of the Chamber of Socially Responsible Malaysia (CSR Malaysia) and had served as the Advisory Board Members of the United Nations Global Compact Malaysia. His passion is organising Sustainable Conference in various industry such as financial, transportation, housing, education and etc. He is an avid sustainable speakers around Asia Pacific especially China, Singapore, Indonesia and Taiwan. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University major in liberal arts, USA, a certified e-Technologist from University of California Bekerly, USA and a trained Private Equity practitioner in Hong Kong. He has been conferered a Honourable Service Medal from the Ruler of the State of Selangor in Malaysia, a Royal Loyal Service Medal from the Ruler of the State of Pahang, Malaysia and the ASEAN Outstanding Personality from the 10 ASEAN countries.