Meet the 2021 Judges for the Creative Young Entrepreneur Program in Asia and the Pacific

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We’ve seen three incredible Creative Young Entrepreneur (CYE) competitions so far this year at JCI’s Area Conferences, leading to some outstanding winners. However, the best is still yet to come.

Today we’re excited to announce the names and a little more about the CYE judges for the 2021 JCI Asia and the Pacific Conference! These innovative leaders are packing impressive resumes and dynamic business ideas, ensuring that the final Area Conference CYE competition will be a thrill to witness.

CYE offers incredibly lucrative prizes for top winners, as well as valuable and practical training for all contestants. Adding even more value to the CYE experience, each of these CYE judges will also be leading a special seminar in their area of expertise. These judges are here not just to evaluate the projects, but to share their skills and expert know-how in their respective field through high quality preparation sessions.

Ngui Ing Ing: Sales and Marketing

Ngui Ing Ing is a self-made entrepreneur with investments across different industries in Sarawak, West Malaysia and Cambodia. Her most recent ventures are in chemical supplies and polyform piping for the construction sector, as well as in hospitality, where she runs a resort and a restaurant in the heart of Kuching city. She sits on the Sarawak Tourism Board, a quasi-governmental body in charge of destination marketing and tourism industry development for the state of Sarawak. She also serves as Treasurer of the Sarawak United National Youth Organization, the largest youth body in Sarawak with 44,500 members. In her role, she oversees the organization’s financial accounts and manages its portfolio of assets and investments. Previously, Ing Ing was a board member of Sibu Water Board which manages the supply and distribution of water, including infrastructural works, in the central region of Sarawak state.

Ing Ing attributes her success to her humble beginnings and the JCI movement. She grew up in Bintangor, a small backwater town in central Sarawak and ventured into the working world after secondary schooling in 1984 with a meagre monthly salary of only RM150. Seeking opportunities to develop herself, she joined JCI Sarikei and became its Local Organization President in 1996. She then climbed up the ranks to be elected as the 2001 JCI Malaysia National President, and subsequently served as the 2002 JCI Vice-President and as a Director of JCM Development Berhad. Ing Ing remains passionate about youth development and advises Swinburne University of Technology on industry-linkages for undergraduate business programs.

Muliandy Nasution: Elevator Pitches

Muliandy Nasution is a C-level executive who holds three master’s degrees which are Master of Laws (MH), Master of Management (MM) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Jena Applied Science, Germany prior to completing his Bachelor’s in Engineering from University of Indonesia. On top of that, Muliandy is also a proud alumni of BCG Strategy School, is a Certified Business Management (CBM), Certified Professional Marketer (CPM), a Authorize Investment and Capital Market Underwriter Representative (WPEE license holder) and a well-known individual in the full stream Energy and Financial Services networks. He currently serves as 2021 National President of JCI Indonesia and is also a Senator of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.

A digital corporate transformation leader and industrial expert who escalates enterprises to the highest level, Muliandy is specialized in B2B/B2G agreements with proven track records of high quality end-to-end business commercial expertise. He makes sure targets are achieved by maximizing value-earned selling and marketing, streamlining business processes, optimizing resources and managing multiple projects. He holds many polished leadership skills including the capability to lead and develop teams, exceptional communication and interpersonal and negotiation skills to ensure valuable stakeholders management. He’s had solid experiences and exposure on extensive digital and corporate transformation by managing multicultural teams to develop emerging markets across Asia Pacific, especially South Asia and the South East Asia Region.

Lem Chansamrach: Raising Capital and Resources

Mr. Lem Chansamrach is a young, dynamic Cambodian with integrity, strong leadership ability, high commitment, thoughtfulness, problem solving and communication skills, Mr. Lem received his master’s degree in SMEs management and international business at University Lumière Lyon 2 in France.

He was involved in a Cambodian SMEs promotion policy project collaborating with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Ministry of Industry and Handicraft. He is also a part of a research project on “Cambodian SMEs access to finance: key challenges and opportunities” supported by JICA and implemented by ARUN.

He is part of the key operation founder team to build and run the Cambodian Investors Corporation (CiC), a community based-investment company. This is a business community with over 500 SMEs members and is a pioneer in the fund management industry in Cambodia. Mr. Lem has been the Managing Director at CiC since 2013. Mr. Lem has extensive experience in investment, fund management and SMEs business community development thanks to his 11-years of experience with CiC and ARUN social investment funds. 

Mr. Lem also helped create access to the Cambodian Angel Investors Network (CAIN) to provide necessary investment knowledge and education to individual investors to diversify their investment portfolios into SMEs and start-up and real economy.

Tsang Fung Chu (Ellen): Financial Accounting

Tsang Fung Chu (Ellen) has been in the public accounting profession for over 25 years.  Ellen holds many professional qualifications including a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong, is a Practising Public Accountant in Hong Kong and is also a Fellow Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Fellow Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She started her career in the Audit Division at a Big Four accounting firm. With knowledge in PRC taxation, she helped to provide professional services to companies with establishment in PRC for business formation, tax planning and consultancy.

Ellen set up her own practice in 1995 and became a Director of C & T Associates CPA Limited in 2008.  Ellen is involved in audit, internal control system review, tax and company secretarial services as well as staff training, human resources and IT matters. She also served as a member of the All China Youth Federation and Beijing Youth Federation, PRC. She is also an active member of various NGOs and is always willing to offer her professional consultancy in the accounting and financial aspects. Not only that but Ellen was also an INED of a GEM company, Joint Company Secretary of a listed company in Hong Kong and an Executive Director of an AIM company in London. Ellen has also been appointed to a public office in the Hong Kong Government where she is mainly a member of the Panel of Advisors on Building Management Disputes of the Home Affairs Department. Beyond this, Ellen is also part of the  Observers on Independent Police Complaints Council, Group Chairman on Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals, a member of Central and Western District Fight Crime Committee and a member of the Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries.

Kevin Kosaku Saimon: Passion, Dedication and Hard Work

Kevin Kosaku Saimon was born in Osaka, Japan, moved to Canada at the age of 14, finished an Undergraduate study in China and holds an MBA degree from Yonsei University in South Korea. Kevin is a current member and a former Board of Director of JCI Osaka who served Junior Chamber International as 2017-2018 APDC Secretary General. Since 2006 he has founded several companies in IT, property management and medical sectors. He also has various experience in acquisition of hospitals and companies. He is currently the Japan Representative of Hong Kong Asia Medical Holding, one of the largest private hospital groups in the Asia-Pacific region. As a Japan representative, he manages two hospitals and one clinic including the largest volume heart center in the country, and also runs five companies as the representative director.

Seah Kian Hoe (Kian): Journey from CSR to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)

Seah Kian Hoe (Kian) holds not only a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, but also obtained his MBA from the American Graduate School of International Business at Thunderbird University, Arizona, USA under the Fulbright Research and Development Scholarship in 2000

Kian’s most prominent accomplishment is him being the founder and managing director of Heng Hiap Industries (HHI). Established since 2002, HHI has been at the forefront of developing and innovating plastic recycling technology.

Having developed Smart Plastics to address plastic manufacturers’ need for high quality, customized recycled plastic resin, Kian also designed from the ground up the Smart Factory in Johor Bahru. The factory is GBI-certified (“Green Building Index”) Gold and is now producing PLASHAUS Ocean Plastic while implementing a full track-and-trace program that directly addresses plastic consumers’ concerns about marine pollution.

HHI Smart Plastics has reached the shores of 35 countries globally including China, Japan, Australia, India, and multiple countries in Europe, meeting customers’ high performance standards and stringent requirements in quality. HHI is also a trailblazer by being the only Asian company participating in Bioplastics Europe, a project sponsored by the European Commission to develop and implement sustainability-based solutions for bio-based plastic production and use. Kian is also an active committee member of the Malaysian Plastic Manufacturers Association (MPMA).

In the last 18 years, Kian and HHI have won multiple accolades for business leadership and product innovation – the more notable ones being: the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) in the World in the category of Environmental Leadership (2013), The Edge newspaper of Malaysia named him “The Michelangelo of Recycling” (2018) and most recently, Frost and Sullivan awarded HHI “2020 Malaysia Smart Waste Solutions Technology Innovation Award”.