The YLA 2018 Team

Meet the team behind YLA 2018!

YLA Malaysia is organised and run by colleagues McKinsey & Company’s Kuala Lumpur office.  The 2018 team are a group of passionate individuals who are excited to meet you and make the programme a fulfilling experience!

Throughout the programme, you will be exposed to individuals that help make this programme unique – from senior members of McKinsey & Company who will be part of the faculty, to inspiring speakers and mentors that will guide and support you through this journey.

We look forward to meeting you and to creating a memorable experience together.


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Benjamin graduated with a Masters in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford. During his time at university, Benjamin led the Oxford Management Society, a society that inspires fellow students with the world of consultancy. Benjamin also had the opportunity to lead the regional expansion strategy for a P2P automotive start-up. Outside of work, Benjamin enjoys travelling, attending concerts and finding good eating spots. Benjamin is new to YLA and can’t wait to engage with future leaders of Malaysia. 


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Julia graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and is a Fulbright scholar. In addition to PhD research on blood stem cell, Julia was involved in a business venture on a MedTech device. Prior to UCLA, Julia earned her Master’s degree in Saudi Arabia, where she spearheaded the set-up of a new research laboratory in stem cell biology. Julia enjoys 10K runs, scuba diving and roller coaster. 

Lee Chon

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Lee Chon is an Analyst in Energy Insights. Prior to McKinsey, Lee Chon spent 4.5 years at ExxonMobil. He began his career as an inspection engineer in ExxonMobil Singapore. He then led the Turnaround inspection team in Singapore Refinery before moving to his next role as Strategy Engineer in Singapore. He develop strategies for ExxonMobil Singapore for crude feed feasibility study, refinery equipment integrity and start-up of the decommissioned unit. In his free time, he leads Singapore Chapter of Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank that focuses education program in disruptive and exponential technology. 

Shi Khai

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Shi Khai holds a BSc in Biology from Imperial College London. Prior to McKinsey, he dabbled in the startup field, and has remained passionate about social entrepreneurship. Outside of work, Shi Khai enjoys martial arts, ramen hunts, and geeky conversations. His trigger word is “social impact”, hence is incredibly excited about YLA!  

Xin Ying

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Xin Ying graduated with a MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. During her studies, she worked as a brand manager for a social media startup to facilitate its new market entry. She also worked as a teaching assistant to mentor students from disadvantaged background. Outside of work, Xin Ying enjoys travelling and food hunting. Xin Ying is passionate about social entrepreneurship and is keen to meet the future leaders of Malaysia at YLA 2018!  

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