Introducing our 2016 YLA Ambassadors!
Our ambassadors are selected YLA alumni dedicated to making YLA 2016 better than ever!
Mah Vin Cho
YLA 2015: Action Hunger
Jing Wen Foo
An ACCA and Finance graduate, Mallory is The Founding Director of TalentLinkz Resources, an online platform that links young talents with future employers through meaningful opportunities. She is also the Director and Lead Trainer of Thriving Talents, a millennial talent expert with a mission to enhance the performance and refine the potential of young talents. Through this, she led the production of the ‘Potential Matrix™’ book which showcases a proven ‘Personal Development Model’ used by high achieving individuals and companies recognized by FORBES, TIME, CNN, Guinness World Records and TED. She consults organisations in youth development, particularly in women and employability matters. She is currently a member in the youth advisory board of the Global Movement of Moderates (GMM), a global organisation established by the Prime Minister of Malaysia to support moderation in thinking and policies. She was also recognized as a Fellow of President Obama’s Young South East Asia Leaders initiative (YSEALI) which entitled her to attend a rare Townhall Meeting with President Barack Obama. She was also involved with leadership programmes organised by Procter & Gamble and an alumni of the Young Leaders Academy 2013, hosted by world renowned consulting firm, McKinsey & Company in Malaysia. Previously, she was the 1st Project Director for the Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum (JWEF) in Malaysia, a global platform to promote and Accelerate Junior Entrepreneurship globally as a way to create wealth and social justice, to prepare the world of 2050. Under her leadership, Mallory has led the platform to be the fastest growing chapter in comparison to all.
More about her can be found here
YLA 2013: Myunibus.com
An ICAEW Chartered Accountant by training, Adam Malik is currently in the Investment Banking & Advisory department in Maybank. He was a Perdana Fellow to the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia in 2014 and was placed in MOE and PADU.
In 2013, his YLA project – MyUnibus, which aimed to revolutionize the public transport scene in Sunway City – took first place, where he was the team lead.
In his spare time, Adam enjoys traveling and exploring the beauty of South East Asia. A proud alumni of YLA 2013, this will be his 3rd time mentoring YLA participants and he is looking forward to meet the YLA 2016 cohort.
Agnes, an Alumni of YLA 2014, co-founder of Ladies4Tech, a project to raise the awareness of students, especially female towards IT and Engineering, the idea of this project was inspired after her completion internship with Accenture Malaysia. She is currently working as a Business Analyst at Johnson & Johnson supporting the management team in decision making for healthcare businesses. As a Master student of Economy and a Biomedical Engineering graduate from the University of Malaya (UM), her interest lies in studying economics concerned with issues related to efficiency, effectiveness and value in the production and consumption of health and healthcare.
Agnes also serves as a Global Shaper of the Global Shaper Community Georgetown (Penang) Hub under the World Economic Forum and has contributed to “Mobile Clinic” assisting medical professionals providing medication to Myanmar refugees and orang asli.
Agnes enjoys musicals, and book and enjoys activities such as jogging, swimming. She is also an avid traveller, frequently craving backpacking adventures.
Formerly an regional account manager for P&G, Nick Tan found his passion in entrepreneurship. Like any ambitious start-up entrepreneur, Nick Tan founded a total solution company, catering for below the line marketing solutions specifically for FMCG companies such as Nestle, P&G, L’Oreal, Unilever, and Reckitt Benckiser.
A passionate entrepreneur, Nick won Monorail Kuala Lumpur’s Entrepreneurship Challenge 2009 and P&G’s Business Challenge in 2010.
In his free time, he enjoys jogging, jungle trekking and diving. He strongly believes in the slogan “one should always make the most from the path one it taking now” and is excited to share his experiences with this years YLA cohort.
Yong Lin Teh
YLA 2014: The SCHOLARSTories
A big fan of Elon Musk, fascinated by the exquisiteness of technologies, Yong Lin has a psychology background and is now working as a Growth Marketer in one of the most exciting venture-backed startup in the region, South East Asia’s no.1 coding school – NEXT Academy. At the age of 23, he is already a full-stack marketer and is specialising in content marketing.
During Mckinsey’s YLA, he co-founded a social initiative, The SCHOLARSTories – an online portal to bridging the information gap between scholarship listing websites and the actual interview process. He led The SCHOLARSTories to emerge as the winner of Mckinsey’s YLA, and was featured by several online publication including Vulcan Post. The SCHOLARSTories was later crowned as the Malaysian Startup of the Year under the Vulcan Post Readers’ Choice Award.
With his passion for marketing and business, he was the President of JCI Youth UNMC. Under his leadership, JCI Youth UNMC was recognised as the most active youth chapter by the national board and was also awarded the best business event in Malaysia by SEC Award. He was also the marketing co-lead of the largest TEDx in Asia, TEDxKL. Previously he was one of only two representatives from Malaysia for the United Nation Global Millennium Development Goals Global Consultation contributed to the determination of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. He also represented Malaysia in Global Startup Youth.
Inspired by the work of Elon Musk, he aspires to accelerate humanity forward with technology one day while also maintaining his coming soon six-packs.
Jermaine currently works at BFM Radio station as the Community Manager, connecting with various corporate and professional leaders in their specific fields. Formerly the Head of Learning & Development for Leaderonomics Sdn Bhd, she headed a team of great talents with the aim to grow people into leaders, she was passionately involved in developing leaders through consultative learning solutions and organizing leadership development programmes. She is passionate in giving back to the community in every possible way and she’d love to be able to provide coaching and leadership development to individuals longing to achieve greater things in life and to make a difference in what they do. Outside work, Jermaine enjoys watching movies, traveling and discovering new ventures. In the community space, she has also organized multiple fundraising activities and visitations as well as activities to various orphanage homes. She currently also runs a premium gift business on a side. Her motto in life is “Life is a Work of Art, You Just Gotta Paint it Colorful”.