Tony Pua is elected a Member of Parliament for Damansara since 2008. He is also the Political Secretary to Finance Minister as well as DAP National Publicity Secretary. Pua graduated from Keble College, Oxford University of Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1994, and subsequently founded and listed his Malaysian e-business company on the Singapore Exchange.In early 2007, he sold his entire stake in the company to take part full-time in Malaysian politics.
Edmund Terence Gomez is Professor of Political Economy at the Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya. He specializes in government-market relations and the linkages between politics, policies and business development. He has also held appointments at the University of Leeds (UK) and Murdoch University (Australia) and served as Visiting Professor at Kobe University (Japan), the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and University of California (San Diego). Between 2005 and 2008, he served as Research Coordinator at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), in Geneva, Switzerland. Other academic appointments include Visiting Fellowships at the Australian National University, Canberra and at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Denmark.
Amarjeet is responsible for the overall Asean and Malaysia Tax. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of taxation. Amarjeet’s areas of focus are tax policy and controversy, tax structuring and incentives. He has served a wide range of clients across sectors, including some of the largest MNCs and sovereign wealth funds. Amarjeet is also a regular speaker in tax seminars and conferences and has contributed articles on tax. He has provided tax input to national policy-level discussions on attracting foreign direct investments. He is a Fellow member with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation Malaysia and is a licensed GST and Tax agent with the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia.
Yee Wing Peng is Deloitte Malaysia Chief Executive Officer. Wing Peng has more than 25 years of experience in audit and tax with extensive experience in advising local and multinational companies on a comprehensive range of tax services and business solutions. He is a member of the Deloitte Southeast Asia (SEA) Executive Committee. He was also Deloitte SEA Tax & Legal Strategy Officer up to 31 May 2018 responsible for the development and execution of key strategies in the region. In addition, he leads the Chinese Services and Korean Services Groups for Deloitte SEA and the Malaysia office respectively.
Omar Mahmoud is the Country Head of HSBC’s Global Banking division in Malaysia. He is a qualified barrister, called to the bar at the Inner Temple in London, and holds two degrees, one in Law and one in Finance. In his role, he leads a team of Relationship Account Managers for Large Local Corporates, Financial Institutions and Global Multinationals, along with onshore Advisory, Debt Capital Markets, Project, Infrastructure & Real Estate Finance, in addition to Middle Office. He has broad experience across Asia Pacific and Europe, having worked in roles covering the UK, the Nordics, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and now, Malaysia. His experience with HSBC includes working across each of the bank’s three core businesses: Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial Banking and Retail Banking. He started his career within the bank’s Leveraged & Acquisition Finance division, before undertaking a variety of roles within Global Liquidity & Cash Management, Global Relationship Management, and Commercial Strategy.
Natasha Pheiffer started her career in the defence industry working for the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) in London. She joined BAE Systems in 1998 in South Africa and have held several leadership roles in South Africa, the UK and the US. Natasha’s most recent move has been into the role of Managing Director, Asia based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Natasha holds a Bachelor’s degree in General Management from the University of South Africa.