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  • Dr. S.B Thorat is working as a Director at Shri Sharda Bhavan Education Society’s, Institute of Technology and Management Nanded, MS since 2001 & prior to this worked as Associate Prof. at B. N. College of Engg., Pusad for 13 years (1988 to 2001) and for 02 years as Lecturer at S.S.G.M., College of Engg., Shegaon (1986 to 1988)
    37 years of Approved experience in Higher Education Ph.D. (Business Administration), MBA (HR & Marketing), Ph.D. (Computer Sc. & Engg.), M.E. (Computer Sc. & Engg.), M.Sc. (Physics with specialization in Electronics), AMIE, LM-ISTE.

    Member of ISTE and Indian congress, Fellow of IETE. Published 104 Research Papers and 3 books. He has presented research papers at various research conferences in the USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Makau, Hong Kong , UK, South Korea, Japan, Dubai, Italy, Australia New Zealand etc as the Key Note speaker & Session Chair. He worked as Dean of Computer studies faculty, Chairmen Ad-hoc board of MCA/BCA, Senate, Academic Council and Standing committee member of SRTM University, Nanded and also worked as Resource person for FDPs at various Universities and working as Vice President of Management Association of MCA Institutes of Maharashtra and reviewer of several journals and conferences.

    Recently he has been nominated as Member of Research & Recognition Committee in the subject Hospitality Studies & Computer Application under the Faculty of Inter Disciplinary Studies of Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded. Awarded as best Researcher of the year-2016 By WEB FOUNDATION, Hong Kong. He also has Ph.D. guideship of S.R.T.M. University, Nanded, MS, India and R.T.M.N. University, Nagpur, MS, India in the area of Computer Science and Management. So far 11 students completed their Ph.D. under his supervision and 4 students are currently pursuing Ph.D. as well as 2 students have recently completed M.Phil.

  • Dr. Surendra Kumar Sharma is a seasoned educationist and researcher for over 40 years who has been selected for the ‘Life-Time Achievement Award in Education & Research’- one of the key categories of Oxford Awards 2023 (organised by London Study Group, U.K.). He graduated in Physics (honours) from Banaras Hindu University, and later completed Masters in Economics in 1979. Later he was offered a Ph.D. in Econometrics Programme by the LSE; but because of financial constraints, he could not avail of the opportunity.

    Naturally, he joined PhD in Economics at BHU and submitted his thesis on “Population Trends in India with reference to some of their Implications” under the supervision of Prof. D. K. Mishra. His PhD thesis was awarded in 1984. One of the external examiners who commended the award was Dr Ishrat Z. Husain, Division Chief, Health, Education, and Nutrition of World Bank. Since then, Dr. Sharma has been involved in teaching and research in various colleges. He has both academic and administrative experience in conducting national-level seminars on challenging issues that India faces in particular and the world in general.

    Some of the national seminars he convened were “Impact of Economic Policy Reforms on North Eastern States of India” at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, from 27-31 March, 2000, and “Changing Scenario of Higher Education: Conventional versus Professional Courses” during 20-21 May 2012 at Government Girls’ PG College, Ghazipur of Uttar Pradesh. As the Principal, he always felt that his first responsibility was to provide an enabling environment not only to our students but also to our teachers and supporting staff to give them the maximum benefits of higher education.

    He also served as Regional Director of Indira Gandhi National Open University in Patna for two years. He was the founder Regional Director (in charge) who established the Regional Centre at Patna in 1991. He coordinated the academic and administrative functions with all IGNOU study Centres and IGNOU headquarters in New Delhi. He organized many orientation programmes for the academic counsellors of various programmes of IGNOU at Patna. He was highly successful as he proved the relevance of “distance education” by writing different articles in the ‘Times of India’ and leading ‘Hindi Dailies’.

    As Additional Secretary of UP State Higher Education Council, Lucknow, during 2004-05, his responsibility was quality gradation in higher education. He convened many orientation programmes for the Principals of Colleges for assessment and accreditation of their colleges by NAAC, Bangalore. He was also convener of ‘the board of studies’ and also on the ‘research degree committee’ of Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur of India.

    Four female students were awarded PhD in Economics on “Population Growth and Economic Development” from 2007 to 2014 under his supervision while he served as Principal of Government Girls’ PG College, Ghazipur. After retiring in 2016, he did not lower his craving for knowledge. With more vigour, he started his participation in ARICON. He contributed a research paper on “Economic Consequences and Overall Implications of BJP Rule in India during 2014-19” in ARICON on Business and Economics at Cambridge during 18-19 November 2019. This was later published in JIBM in 2020. ‘India’s development vis-à-vis developed countries of the world’ is at the core of his heart. He has an unassuming personality. He is a humanist and helps his students in their studies and research activities.


    Nurzarimah Jamil is an accomplished professional with a wealth of experience in the education field. Currently, she is a lecturer and a Head of the Student Affairs Unit at Polytechnic METrO Johor Bahru, Malaysia. She started her teaching career as a teacher, then a tutor and now she is a senior lecturer. With a career spanning over 20 years, she has consistently demonstrated expertise, dedication, and leadership.

    With her educational background in Teaching English As a Second Language (TESL), both for her degree and master’s, her contributions and her commitment to fostering a positive learning environment have earned recognition and admiration from both students and peers. Nurzarimah Jamil has received multiple prestigious awards throughout her career, twice she received the Excellent Service Award awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

    While primarily a lecturer, Nurzarimah Jamil has actively engaged in research activities locally and internationally. Her research publications in respected academic journals, have added depth and credibility to her teaching, inspiring students to pursue research themselves. With her outstanding research, she has been invited as a speaker at various international conferences. Her presentations have been well received for her to be invited to the Parliament of the World’s Religions at Toronto, Canada in 2018 to share her other interests in human unity and world peace.

    Her passion in innovation began with a deep understanding of the challenges facing the students and industries. She assembled a diverse team of experts, each bringing their unique perspective and skill set to the table. The impact of her innovations of “iAktif”, “EasyKitt”, “Puppet Chess” and “Easy Quote Maker” was immediate and far-reaching. Notably, gold medals for these innovations were bestowed upon her innovation, reaffirming its significant and relevance in education and industry.

    Her journey in education and career has been marked by a series of achievements that reflect her dedication to excellence, passion for continuous learning, and a drive to make a meaningful impact. Weather in the realm of academia or student affairs, she has consistently pushed the boundaries of what she can achieve, setting and surpassing ambitious goals along the way. These accomplishments have not only enriched her personal and professional life but also contributed to her growth as an individual who value knowledge, perseverance, and the pursue of excellence.

  • Supriyo Kumar Chakraborty, the Founder & CEO of SA Associates, is a distinguished figure in Education, Career, and Image Consultancy. With over 25 years of experience, his knowledge and expertise in global procedures have contributed to individual and corporate excellence. He has earned a ‘Quality in Business’ certificate from the International Trade Council and previously served as the Chief Education Officer at the Russian Embassy for 12 years. He’s a member of prestigious global associations, a prolific author, and a well-traveled individual. His diverse skills and accomplishments make him a respected figure in education, consultancy, literature, and travel.

    The vision of SA Associates is to expand and empower people’s options, especially students who aspire to study abroad and achieve prosperity. Our mission includes handling foreign candidates’ admission to educational establishments, promoting international cooperation, implementing new educational projects, and upgrading educational standards.

    SA Associates offers a wide range of services, including immigration assistance for Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, work and study permits for various countries, visitor visas, interview tips, airport pickup, accommodation arrangements, and comprehensive A-2-Z service. We assist with admission to colleges and universities abroad, provide guidance on scholarships and course selection, help with obtaining student visas, and offer expert assistance for immigrant visas. We also facilitate collaborations between students and universities, as well as offer language support in various languages. We prioritize personalized support, a 24/7 hotline, and ensure clients’ needs are met from start to finish.

    SA Associates addresses the aspiration gap among Bangladeshi students who desire to study abroad due to limitations in the domestic education system. We bridge this gap by offering comprehensive guidance, connecting students with suitable institutions, and assisting them through the entire process of studying abroad.

  • Dr. Hasnain Javed is an academician, entrepreneur, economist, Analyst, and the youngest Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the University of South Asia, Pakistan. He has been associated as Special Advisor for the Ministry of Industries and Production.

    He has successfully executed various critical strategic and research-oriented projects amplifying the socio-economic impact of incubators in Pakistan and is a key member of the entrepreneurial landscape.

    Dr Hasnain has authored 5 books and several columns on economic reforms, international relations, and promotion of the SME industry.

  • Dr. Charles Bryan P. Uriarte, MA Pharm/Nursing, EDD
    VP for Academic Affairs
    Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel

    Doctor of Educational Leadership
    and Management (Honoris Causa)

    Dr. Charles Bryan P. Uriarte is an educator, a researcher, and a born leader. He is the Vice-President for Academics, Planning, and Development of Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel (CDSGA). Through his efforts and dedication, CDSGA gained extensive partnerships with various important agencies such as Commission on Higher Education Region 3 and Technical Education Skills Development Authority Region 3. These linkages opened avenues for CDSGA in terms of scholarship grants under the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (R.A. 10931). He is happily married with Dr. Remedios R. Uriarte to whom he had two wonderful children.

  • Dr. Grace Joy U. Mendoza, DDM, MAEd
    VP for Finance, Chief Finance Officer
    Director for Basic Education
    Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel

    Doctor of Financial Management (Honoris Causa)

    Dr. Grace Joy Dr. Grace Joy U. Mendoza is a born leader, an educator, an entrepreneur, and an innovator. She is the Vice-President for Finance of Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel (CDSGA), its resident Orthodontist, and the Director of the Basic Education. She is the key-figure in the overall improvement and innovation of CDSGA’s school facilities, Learning Management System (LMS), student development programs, and school’s financial services. Like her parents, Dr. Grace Joy has a caring heart ever ready to help, especially to CDSGA’s employees and students. She is a loving wife to Engr. Allan Mendoza to whom she had four wonderful children

  • Prof. Jemar P. Uriarte, LLB, MBA
    VP for Administration, Planning and Development
    Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel

    Doctor of Community Development (Honoris Causa)

    Sir Jemar P. Uriarte, LLB., MBA, is a civil service officer in the Philippine government’s Department of Finance (DOF). He started his government service at the Office of the President (OP) during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, handling general government, administrative, budgeting and legal matters.

    Sir Jemar (the pogi) is also the Vice-President for Administration of Colegio de San Gabriel Arcangel (CDSGA). He is a wholesome college professor who never fails to motivate his Criminology and Accounting students to become righteous individuals and sentinels of truth, justice and fairness. He is happily married to Madame Tiffany Jones V. Uriarte, LLB., MBA, who is also a government officer and presently serving at the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO)

  • Dr. Charlotte P. Uriarte, MD, PhD
    VP for Research Publications and External affairs
    Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel

    Doctor Educational Leadership
    and Management (Honoris Causa)

    Dr. Charlotte U. Pai is a born-leader and an advocate of human healthcare. She is a medical doctor by profession, but an educator by heart. She serves as the Vice-President for Research and External Affairs of Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel (CDSGA) and as the OIC of the College of Criminal Justice Education. With healthcare improvement as her main goal, she spearheaded the founding of CDSGA’s medical clinic whose mission is to provide quality and caring healthcare services for the people of the community. She is happily married with Dr. Luke Pai whom she had an energetic and happy son.

  • Dr. Lucina P. Uriarte
    Executive Vice President
    Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel

    Doctor of Strategic Leadership and
    Management (Honoris Causa)

    Dr. Lucina P. Uriarte is an educator, an entrepreneur, and a public servant. She is an active Soroptimists International member and an advocate of human rights. Together with her husband Dr. Gabriel G. Uriarte, she founded Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel (CDSGA), a school dedicated to serving the less fortunate with quality but affordable education. She had sponsored numerous scholarship grants for less fortunate but deserving students, changing hundreds of lives for the better. She and her husband have received numerous local and international awards, but Dr. Lucina opted for a simpler life surrounded by her children and grandchildren

  • Gabriel G. Uriarte, PhD (3), RPsy
    Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel
    Doctor of Pedagogy (Honoris Causa)

    Dr. Gabriel G. Uriarte is an educator, a clinical psychologist, an entrepreneur, and a servant leader of the people. Together with his wife Dr. Lucina P. Uriarte, they have built Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel (CDSGA), a school of transformative education for the community. His four children, Dr. Charlotte U. Pai, Atty. Jemar P. Uriarte, Dr. Grace Joy U. Mendoza, and Dr. Charles Bryan P. Uriarte, are in one with his noble crusade of uplifting the lives of his fellow Bulakenyos through psychologically innovative, affordable, quality, and caring education. Hundreds of live were changed for the better with CDSGA’s legacy.

  • Mark M. Rocas
    VP for Operations
    Rosary Hills International School

    Doctor of Business Administration (Honoris Causa)

    A graduate of BS in Computer Science with business in computer rentals and software development for 20 years. He is one of the board of trustees and serves as Vice President for Operations and the Corporate Secretary of Rosary Hills International School.

  • Mauricia M. Rocas
    President/ Directress
    Rosary Hills International School

    Doctor of Educational Administration (Honoris Causa)

    She is the President and Directress of Rosary Hills International School who has passion in educating learners and training faculty member. A dedicated educational leader who has received 2 honorary doctorates in humanities and educational leadership and management.

  • Dr. Lita S. Sagun
    Guidance Director
    Asia Pacific College of Advanced Studies
    Doctor of Pedagogy (Honoris Causa)

    Dr. Lita S. Sagun is a Licensed Professional Teacher and a Registered Guidance Counselor. With 53 years of continuous service – 29 years in the government and 24 years in private educational institutions as a Program Director in Counseling at Colegio de San Gabriel Arcangel, Graduate Studies, Head of the Guidance Services of Asia Pacific College of Advanced Studies and Educational Consultant of Rosary Hills International School. She has Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling and Educational Psychology. She also finished Doctor of Education Major in Educational Management. She received Honorary Doctorates in Educational Leadership and Management, Humanities and Doctor of Ministry.

  • Dr. Meric B. Mara
    Mara Linux and Business Solutions, Inc.

    Doctor of Cyber Security (Honoris Causa)

    Dr. Meric B. Mara is a multifaceted individual whose contributions to technology, education, business, and community service have left a lasting impact across various sectors. His academic journey is marked by an impressive series of honorary doctorate degrees from prestigious institutions around the world, including Saint James University, the National Instituto Educando Para a Paz of Jakarta, and the Institute for the Roma Studies of Europe and Research. These qualifications cover diverse areas such as Peace and Humanity Education, Information Technology, Technology Management, and more. Dr. Mara’s professional life is equally rich and varied. Serving as the Chairman and CEO of 8layer Technologies, Inc., and Mara Linux And Business Solutions, Inc., he has demonstrated a clear vision and robust leadership in the technology sector. His passion for innovation and drive for excellence has also seen him honored as the World’s Best Information Technology Innovator in 2023. Beyond his contributions to technology and business, Dr. Mara’s heart lies in community service and socio-civic engagements. Whether it’s serving as the Chairman of the Board for MediaTech Cooperative or founding the Cybersecurity Ethical Hacking Community – Kalasag, his initiatives have consistently aimed at uplifting communities and fostering positive change. Dr. Mara is also an influential voice in the military domain, acting as the Chair for Advocacy and Communication for the Armed Forces of the Philippines, where he focuses on ethical principles and practices. His efforts have not gone unnoticed, with a string of accolades and awards, such as the Philippines’ Empowered Businessman and Inspiring Business Leader Of The Year in 2023 and the Most Outstanding Filipino Servant Leader in 2022. These honors serve to underline his commitment to excellence and service in everything he undertakes. In summary, Dr. Meric Mara is a paragon of academic achievement, technological innovation, and social responsibility. His life’s work is a reflection of his commitment to progress, integrity, and community, making him an influential figure in various aspects of contemporary society.

  • Dr. Maria Emma T. Daga
    IOTA Phi Counseling and Professional Honor Society Inc.
    Doctor of Youth Guidance and Counseling

    Dr. Maria Emma Toboso Daga is a highly accomplished Filipino educator and counselor with a strong commitment to academic and community service. Born in Palo, Leyte, Philippines, she currently resides in NPC Village, Tandang Sora, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. Emma boasts an impressive educational journey, including a Doctorate in Administration and Management in Education, a Doctor of Divinity, a Master’s in Psychology, and a Master’s in Guidance and Counseling, and others. She is a Registered Guidance Counselor and Professional Teacher, actively participating in international honor societies and national organizations, and contributing to the fields of education and counseling. With a diverse career spanning roles as an Enumerator, Values Education Teacher, Guidance Counselor, and Consultant, she has earned accolades like the Service Awardee from Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society and the Loyalty Awardee from IOTA PHI Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society and others. Maria Emma Toboso Daga’s unwavering commitment to education and counseling is truly remarkable. She continuously enhances her skills through seminars and training programs and contributes to her community as a consultant, resource speaker, and workshop facilitator. Her dedication is commendable.

  • Dr. Flocerfida E. Ayangco
    Asia Pacific College of Advanced Studies

    Doctor of School Administration
    and Leadership Management

    Ms. Flocerfida Estrella Ayangco is the Chairman of the Board and President of Asia Pacific College of Advanced Studies, Inc. It is a private institution established in 1999 that provides educational services across Basic Education and Tertiary levels. She holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Assumption. She continued her post-graduate studies with a focus on the Management and Development Program and Strategic Positioning for Education Leaders at the Asian Institute of Management. Her work experience as an Institutional Development Officer of the National Irrigation Administration, and Senior Assistant Vice President at AMA Computer College has provided her with skills, knowledge, and competence in planning, implementation, monitoring, training, and evaluation of corporate operations both national and international. Her 33 years of experience in the academe earned her the degrees of Doctor of Educational Leadership and Management and Doctor of Humanities. She continuously enhances her competence prowess in educational management by attending and involving her subordinates in both national and international settings of training, workshops, and development

  • Dr. Dexter L. Lorenzana
    Milestone Innovative Academy

    Doctor of School Administration (Honoris Causa)

    An achievement-oriented educational leader with a proven track record of excellence, Dr. Dexter L. Lorenzana is the Principal of Milestone Innovative Academy in Quezon City, Philippines for the past 7 years. He is committed to fostering a positive and enriching learning environment for students while simultaneously supporting and empowering teachers and staff. He finished his Doctorate of Education major in Educational Management at the New Era University in 2013.

  • Voivich C. Candelario
    School Administrator
    Milestone Innovative Academy

    Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa)

    With an unwavering commitment to educational advancement and administrative competence, Voivich C. Candelario is a young School Administrator of Milestone Innovative Academy in Quezon City, Philippines. A graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Physical Science. Also, he is a public high school teacher at Laurel High School.

  • Oxford Award for Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Humanities

    Dr Amna Umer Cheema is a PhD in Modern American poetry from the University of Leeds, UK. She is an Elizabeth Bishop scholar. Her cross-disciplinary research in Elizabeth Bishop’s studies led her to her rather recent fascination for Digital Humanities (DH). In 2019, for the first time in any Pakistani University, she introduced the subject of Digital Humanities at the Institute of English Studies, University of the Punjab. Before this time, the subject was never included in any curriculum at a Pakistani university, both state and private.

    Since 2019, she has been teaching the course titled “Introduction to Digital Humanities” to MPhil students and supervising humble research in this field due to the shortage of hi-tech facilities in a state university. During these years, she has received mixed responses from her students and colleagues. The general distaste came from those who feared losing the traditional landscape of humanities or saw it as a way of surveilling the colored people in the Global South.

    Through teaching this course, she has tried to address these problems. By introducing interesting debates about DH, she tried to change the lens of her students, and members of her fraternity. She reached out to the champions of individualism who were unable to visualize the concept of sharing knowledge and collaborating on research.

    By exposing university students to international projects in humanities and English literature, she inspired them to develop their own research projects that are meaningful for her society and the global community. She made them think beyond their bounds to have a cross-disciplinary approach so that they could reach out to the people working in STEM subjects and contribute to public humanities. Largely, her DH class encouraged students to be humane all the time and indulge in constructive discourse among peers by practicing honesty and building trust.

    Through DH, she introduced convergent practices that lead to multidisciplinary research within areas of digital poetics, material sciences, discovery sciences, and social sciences. Due to DH, her literature students have started engaging with laws of thermodynamics, manifestations of entropy, literary video games, etcetera. Identifying DH as a transdisciplinary area of computationally engaged teaching and research, she stimulated her Institute’s first Digital Humanities thesis project in modern American poetry.

    Currently, she has supervised research on Europa Universalis IV games as a method of reinterpreting history. In 2022, she initiated the Institute of English Studies’ personalized website (www.instituteofenglishstudies.asia). With this, she launched the Institute of English Studies’ official podcast on digital storytelling – ‘A Room with a View’ (2022), and ‘The Stories We Are: Excursions to Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan and Sindh’ (2023). Her vision is to keep encouraging students of humanities to look beyond traditional options and develop skills that can expand their career opportunities in a competitive job market.

  • Dr. Nikoletta Hosso

    Doctor of Sport Diplomacy & Protocol
    Founder & CEO-World Protocol Magazine
    CEO & Founding Member- European Protocol and Event Management Center (2016)

    Dr. Hosso has a Successful public defense of her Doctoral Dissertation on (Sport) Diplomacy and (Sport) Protocol at the Doctoral School of Pécs University (2023).
    Founding President of Hungary’s leading protocol civil society: “Association of International Protocol Professionals”. (2017-present)
    Founder and Curator of the world’s first and only Protocol and Diplomacy Traveling Exhibition. (2020-present)
    Hon. University Associate Professor, Thesis Consultant, Head of Examination Board at Kodolanyi Janos University.
    Visiting Professor at Hungarian Univesity of Sport Sciences and at Eotvos Lorand University
    Possesses 4 University degrees:

    • Protocol Expert, International Protocol School of Granada, Spain;
    • International Relations Expert, BA
    • Economy and Social Sciences Translator;
    • International Relations Analyst, MA.

    Founder and Course Leader of “International and Sport Protocol Professional” Postgraduate University Courses in Hungary. (2017-present)
    Author of six Academic Books:

    • “Protocol Interpretation” (2020)
    • “International Relations – English – Hungarian Glossary” (2017)
    • “Politics and Protocol – 25 years after the first papal visit” (2017)
    • “Protocol in Diplomacy and International Relations – State, Diplomatic, Military, Sport and Religious Protocol” (2015)
    • “Sport, Protocol, Sport Protocol” (2014)
    • “Secrets of the First Papal Visit to Hungary” (2012)

    Author of numerous articles, Protocol Expert in national media.
    Experienced International Conference Speaker.
    Bilingual University Lecturer in Protocol, Diplomacy, Communication, and Event Management.
    Chief of Protocol and Head Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in top Governmental, Sports, Business, and Academic environments.
    Skilled in Research, Translation, and Project Management.

  • Professional Profile of Dr Tan Wei Xin
    Oxford Award for Excellence – Pioneer & Innovator in Property Landscape

    Dr Tan Wei Xin stands as a paragon of innovation and leadership in Malaysia’s burgeoning real estate sector. With a career anchored in strategic direction, real estate development, and investment management, Dr Tan brings a fresh, avant-garde perspective to an age-old industry. Leveraging his impressive educational background and diverse professional experience, he has risen as a notable figure, making substantial strides in the Penang property scene.

    Professional Milestones:
    ZNEN Group: As the Director of ZNEN Group Holding Sdn Bhd, Dr Tan has manifested significant progress, navigating the firm seamlessly through the turbulent times of the COVID-19 pandemic. His leadership witnessed the triumphant achievement of a 100% sales rate for the laudable Metropol development project.

    Real Estate Development: With a clear vision and keen foresight, Dr Tan successfully helmed key projects including Grains Residences and Metropol serviced apartments. Notably, Grains Residences, touted as Bukit Mertajam’s tallest building, has already observed full bookings for its shop units, marking another milestone in D. Tan’s illustrious career.

    Strategic Collaborations: Always a step ahead, Dr Tan’s recent ventures involve alliances with Madearns Sdn Bhd and eBox Group. These partnerships signify a marriage of real estate with technology, aiming to revolutionize property dealings via a blockchain-based platform.

    Educational Foundations:
    Dr Tan’s global educational pursuits have been instrumental in shaping his unique approach. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Swinburne University of Technology and a Master’s Degree in Applied Finance from Monash University, Australia, Dr Tan combines the best of business acumen and financial prowess. His doctoral journey culminated with a Doctor of Business Administration from the esteemed European International University in Paris, affirming his academic and professional superiority.

    Philosophy & Vision:
    Dr Tan’s success is not solely predicated on his professional and academic milestones; his personal experiences play a vital role too. His tenure in Melbourne recognized as the world’s most liveable city, has imbued him with invaluable insights. This exposure has fuelled his vision of merging construction with lifestyle, envisioning buildings as more than just brick and mortar but as artistic, liveable spaces. With a personal mission to render Penang the next global hub of comfortable living, Dr Tan emphasizes the importance of adaptability, stressing that the traditional norms of real estate need to evolve in accordance with the ‘New Normal’ era.

    Personal Touch:
    Beyond the professional realm, Dr Tan’s life is enriched by the presence of his wife, Yan Chen, whom he met during his academic journey in Melbourne. Now blessed with three children, they jointly envision creating contemporary, artistic living spaces in Penang that resonate with warmth, comfort, and modernity.

    Awards & Accolades:
    Dr Tan’s contributions have been acknowledged through multiple awards including the InPenang Emerging Entrepreneur Award, Penang Power 100, and the Top 50 Below 50 Award, to name a few. These accolades are a testament to his unyielding commitment, expertise, and vision in the realm of real estate development.

    Dr Tan Wei Xin, with his strategic acumen, innovative mindset, and vast experience, is not just redefining the boundaries of real estate in Malaysia but is also poised to set global benchmarks in the industry.

  • Oxford Award of Excellence in Wedding Planning and Educative Leadership

    Alice Lee Hui Chin stands as an exemplar figure in the realms of wedding planning and education. With a career spanning over two decades, her multifaceted journey encompasses an extensive spectrum of roles – from the CEO of a renowned bridal house to a television personality recognized for her expertise.

    Alice commenced her professional trajectory as the Lead Wedding Planner at RB Marriage Services Sdn Bhd. Over 14 years, she orchestrated over a staggering 1,000 weddings, each manifesting its unique magic, ranging from intimate affairs to grand spectacles. Her ability to turn visions into reality, combined with her knack for budgeting and logistics, saw her featured in renowned Malaysian dailies, including the Malaysia Oriental Daily and Sin Chew Daily.

    She further broadened her horizons by taking the helm of Redbliss Bridal House as the CEO. Under her astute leadership, the enterprise flourished, catering to over 3,500 couples, ensuring their most significant day went off without a hitch. Her business acumen was recognized on a national scale when she was featured as a success story by the Malaysian TV station, ASTRO.

    But Alice’s passion extends beyond just orchestrating weddings. Recognizing a gap in the industry for well-trained professionals, she founded the Alight Academy. Here, she donned the role of a Wedding Planner Educator, shaping the careers of future wedding planners. Alice’s commitment to education is evident in her impressive curriculum development, comprehensive course launch, and her initiative to provide students with real-world networking opportunities. It is a testament to her dedication that several of her students have not only thrived in the industry but have also established themselves among the top 10 wedding planners in Malaysia.

    Alice’s extensive media appearances on platforms such as ASTRO TV, TV3, and 8TV, underscore her position as a leading voice in the industry. She effectively bridges the gap between the profession and the public, offering valuable insights on wedding trends and etiquettes.

    Her qualifications, including a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tasmania and a Diploma in Marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, form the bedrock of her solid professional foundation. Coupled with her array of awards, such as the Malaysia Most Influential Educators for Excellence in Wedding Planning Education, Alice’s stature in the industry is undeniable.

    Envisioning a future that is both expansive and inclusive, Alice aspires to enhance her educational curriculum, publish a definitive guide on wedding planning, and engage more profoundly with the community. Her forward-thinking approach and commitment to sharing knowledge cement her as a leading figure in wedding planning and education.

    In sum, Alice Lee Hui Chin is not just a professional; she’s a trailblazer, an educator, and a stalwart of the wedding industry. Her indelible impact and enduring passion make her an unparalleled candidate for the Wedding and Marriage Educator Award.

  • Oxford Award for Excellence in Multidisciplinary Entrepreneurship

    Michelle Loh stands out as an embodiment of diverse expertise and professional excellence. With a rich educational background that spans from Business & Administration and Human Behaviour Analysis at THU, China, to specialized courses in Image & Branding Management, Fashion Marketing, and Colour Analysis Management in Milan, Italy, she offers a multi-faceted approach to every professional endeavour.

    Michelle further fortified her qualifications with training in Life Coaching and Leadership Management from Brentwood, UK, underscoring her commitment to holistic personal and professional development. Her recognition as a Fellow of Lincoln University College attests to her academic prowess and dedication to continuous learning.

    In her professional journey, Michelle has displayed an impressive aptitude for entrepreneurship and leadership. She’s the brain behind Papillon Image Consultancy, a platform that offers professional consultations in Image & Branding, and has been influential in the founding of Yi Tang Academy Sdn Bhd – an institution dedicated to personal development and corporate professionalism. As the CEO of Nackita Healthcare Sdn Bhd, she’s at the forefront of geriatric healthcare, pioneering in cell therapy technology and DNA profiling.

    Her 15 years of experience in manufacturing, spanning from 1996 to 2012 with Golden-Pro Industries, highlights her versatility, as she adeptly managed import & export processes for bicycles and high-tech motorized vehicles. This was followed by a decade-long journey with Myer Couture Sdn Bhd, during which she not only founded the leading fashion boutique in Malaysia but also steered it to become a significant name in retail, both in Malaysia and China.

    Michelle is not just a leader but a teacher, mentor, and consultant. Her extensive list of professional skills ranges from Image & Branding to Virtual Merchandising, Wardrobe Consultation, Emotion Intelligence, and Business Consultation. As a trainer, she empowers others in diverse areas like Image Management, Personal Branding, Wardrobe Management, Influential Communication, and more.

    Her roles as Deputy President of both Malaysia Aesthetic Health Entrepreneur Association (Mahas) and Malaysia Geriatric & Healthcare Association (MGHA), as well as her advisory roles in international entities, underscore her influence and recognition in the global professional community.

    In essence, Michelle Loh is a harmonious blend of academic rigor, entrepreneurial spirit, leadership acumen, and a passion for empowering others. Her multifaceted expertise, vast experience, and impactful roles in diverse sectors solidify her reputation as a beacon of professionalism and excellence in the contemporary corporate world.

  • A seasoned Agency Manager with 24 years of extensive experience in the insurance industry, I have been serving at Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad – Impact Life Solutions with dedication and professional excellence. I am committed to protecting and bettering lives through the power of insurance, aiming to bridge gaps in understanding, access, and benefits within the industry.

    With a background in Social Science and Management from the University of Science, Malaysia, I have harnessed my skills and knowledge to foster strategic development, risk management, and change adaptation in the dynamic insurance industry.

    Work Experience

    Agency Manager, Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad – Impact Life Solutions
    1999 – Present

    In my 24 years with Prudential Assurance, I have mastered the balance between managing risks and optimizing growth. I have been instrumental in:

    1. Leading a high-performing team of agents and ensuring their continuous professional development.
    2. Implementing robust strategies for agent recruitment and retention that have proven successful over the years.
    3. Adapting and implementing change management strategies to ensure the organization stays relevant and competitive.
    4. Developing and executing risk management plans to maintain business continuity and safeguard against unforeseen circumstances.


    University Science Malaysia
    Bachelor’s degree in social science and management, 1999

    Personal Statement

    My journey in the insurance industry has been fulfilling and enlightening. The evolution of the industry, driven by changes in technology, regulations, and customer expectations, has taught me the value of adaptability and foresight. I am passionate about making a real difference in people’s lives, and insurance gives me that opportunity.

    My life goals are centered around creating a more inclusive and accessible insurance landscape. I strive to leverage my knowledge and experience to drive better understanding and uptake of insurance products, ensuring more people can benefit from the security they provide.

    In my role as an Agency Manager, ‘Change Management’ has been a vital component of my work. The industry’s dynamism necessitates a proactive approach to anticipating and adapting to shifts, whether regulatory, technological, or market driven.

    Similarly, ‘Risk Management’ is intrinsic to the insurance business. As an Agency Manager, I navigate potential risks and uncertainties, developing strategic responses to protect both our company and our clients.

    In terms of ‘Strategic HR recruitment’, I believe the right team is the foundation of success. Hiring individuals who not only possess the right skills but also align with the company’s culture and vision is crucial. This strategy has significantly contributed to the quality and consistency of our service, and ultimately, our reputation in the industry. I look forward to continuing my work, honing my expertise, and making a difference in the insurance industry and our clients’ lives.

  • Esteemed Educator, Psychologist, and Mental Health Advocate
    Oxford Award for Excellence in Psychology Research

    Ms. Ong Ai Teng is a multifaceted professional with a rich background in education, psychology, and mental health. Founder of Geranium Coaching since 2013, she offers a range of services from parent coaching to life coaching and academic training. A graduate in Psychology from Wawasan Open University, Malaysia, she is currently advancing her studies in Mental Health Psychology in Paris. Throughout her career, Ms. Ong has actively championed personal growth and mental resilience. An appointed Protection Officer by MAPO, she’s been at the forefront of combating human trafficking in Malaysia. A prolific writer, Ms. Ong contributes regularly as a columnist, emphasizing parental and educational topics. Her memberships include esteemed associations such as MMHA and MyMFT. Fluent in multiple languages, including Mandarin, English, and Bahasa Malaysia, she is a beacon of empowerment, education, and mental well-being in her community.

    With a diverse background in education, psychology, and mental health, Ms. Ong Ai Teng has cultivated a distinguished career that showcases her passion for personal growth, cognitive development, and mental well-being. Her journey in the academic and psychological landscape is defined by consistent dedication to knowledge, versatile experience, and a commitment to fostering mental resilience and awareness.


    Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Psychology from Wawasan Open University, Malaysia.
    Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology from Linguistic Council Malaysia.
    Currently pursuing a Master of Science in Mental Health Psychology at the European International University, Paris.

    Professional Experience:

    Founder, Geranium Coaching (2013-Present): As the driving force behind Geranium Coaching, Ms. Ong has been at the forefront of offering parent coaching, life coaching, and academic training. A proficient seminar speaker and workshop trainer, she has orchestrated numerous programs focusing on empowerment, positive learning attitudes, and cognitive development.

    Educator (2008-2013): Having served as the principal and tutor of Anak-Anak Home Based Learning Centre, Ms. Ong dedicated herself to innovative teaching techniques tailored to students who needed alternative educational methods. Her expertise extends from personal tutoring to leading large tuition centers, emphasizing the importance of soft skill enhancement and self-esteem.

    Noteworthy Achievements:

    Appointed as a Protection Officer by MAPO, reflecting her commitment to combating human trafficking.
    Active columnist for esteemed publications like The Entrepreneur, offering insights on parental and educational topics.
    Spearheaded public welfare projects such as ‘Be Brave, Our Children!’ and various virtual coaching initiatives aimed at empowering parents and youth.
    Supporting domestic and foreign families in coping with parent-child conflict during the pandemic.
    Nearly 1,500 hours of coaching have been accumulated over the past two years, helping children and teens with everything from emotional and behavioural issues to mental health issues.

    Memberships & Associations:

    Malaysia Mental Health Association (MMHA)
    Malaysian Marriage and Family Therapy Association (MyMFT)
    Stop Human Trafficking NGO (SHUT), Malaysia
    Lecturer at JiaXuan Picturebook Training & Marketing, Malaysia (2023-2024)

    Continued Learning & Development:

    Throughout her career, Ms. Ong has consistently sought to expand her knowledge base and skill set. She holds numerous certificates from diverse disciplines, ranging from accounts to beauty. A few notable mentions include training from the London Chamber of Commerce, professional beauty courses from Bruno Vassari, and participation in the Protection Officer Workshop organized by the Government’s Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development.


    Speaking: Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia, English, Cantonese, and Hokkien.
    Writing: Mandarin, English, Bahasa Malaysia.
    Ms. Ong Ai Teng’s legacy is built upon her unwavering dedication to holistic education and mental health. As a professional dedicated to the betterment of society, she continues to inspire and guide countless individuals towards a more informed, resilient, and mentally healthy future.

  • Oxford Award for Excellence in Beauty Industry & Entrepreneurship

    Founder & CEO, Sincere Skin Solutions & Sincere International Beauty Academy Sandy Lee Beng Hun, a fervent entrepreneur, has marked an indelible footprint in Malaysia’s beauty domain. With over a decade’s expertise in steering and amplifying growth, she stands as a beacon of resilience, innovation, and leadership.

    Incepting Sincere Skin Solutions amidst the global pandemic, Sandy’s profound belief in sincerity fueled her journey from launching a singular branch to magnifying its presence to three outlets within a mere nine-month trajectory. Her mettle as a leader is further evinced by the phenomenal growth of her team, expanding from an initial five to a robust twenty, all the while nurturing a loyal clientele that boasts an impressive 6,000 count.

    Career Milestones:

    2020-Present: As the driving force behind Sincere Skin Solutions, Sandy helms an array of pivotal roles:

    Architecting strategic and business paradigms
    Steadfast leadership across financial, operational, and developmental sectors
    Guardian of the brand’s image and culture
    Mastermind behind marketing and branding endeavors
    The touchstone for stakeholder relations
    A maestro in unearthing and capitalizing on lucrative business markets.
    2020: Successfully concluded the Top Management Training from OE Academy Malaysia.

    2022: Recognized as a Certified Vocational Trainer and PSBM Trainer by the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources.

    2021: Awarded the Professional Enhance Certificate in Health and Nutrition by the Malaysia Skill Development Education Association.

    2015: Acclaimed as a Certified Beauty and Aesthetic Practitioner by the Department of Skills Development, Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources.

    Honors & Accolades:

    2022: Graced the Malaysia Book of Records with the CSR Skin Analysis Award, a testament to the sincerity and commitment of Sincere Skin Solutions.

    2021: Celebrated with the Malaysia Consumer Choice Award and the Sin Chew Business Excellent Awards for the stellar performance of Sincere Skin Solutions.

    2019: Adorned with the Top 10 Asia Award, a validation of her prowess and influence in the beauty sector.

    Sandy Lee Beng Hun, with her unwavering spirit and unparalleled vision, stands as a paragon in the beauty industry. Her journey, accentuated by challenges and milestones, illuminates her dedication and passion, making her a leading figure in her specialized field.

  • Oxford Award for Excellence in Beauty Industry & Entrepreneurship

    I am the Managing Director of Beauty Inn Centre. I am a cheerful person who is full of energy every day. No matter what the environment, I can adapt quickly. I love exploring new things, and that’s why I love learning. I hope my life will keep improving.

    To educate more young people to grow, I will keep on learning. Everything in life is possible when I am willing to study hard and never give up.

    Company Name: Beauty Inn Centre


    In 1999, Yenni founded Beauty Inn, a beauty salon providing various services, including skincare consulting and facial treatments, to customers.

    Apart from managing Beauty Inn full-heartedly in the future, Yennialso wishes to fulfil her pledge as below:
    -Allowing every woman to regain beauty and confidence
    grooming more beauty experts for the beauty industry and hope to lead Beauty Inn to become an organisation with influence, well loved by customers, and well-known in the beauty industry.


    2008: Academy of Beauty and Health Science


    Teamwork, Leadership, Problem-solving, responsibility, and creativity


    2022 – Participated in Examination and Assignment by IAQ (International Association for the Advancement of Quality), Chief Brand Officer Certification Programme, Professional Academy of Lincoln University Malaysia and Professional Diploma in Brand Strategy and Management (DBSM)

    2019 – Participated in the CEO Camp, the Talent Management Workshop, the Leadership Workshop, the Selling Skill Workshop, and the DISC Workshop held in YYC Training Centre

    2017 – Completed the contour makeup artist courses organised by the LA Image Beauty Institute.
    completed training courses organised by The Global Professio