By Kopi Konversations
The Kopi & Konversations podcast is design for young people to explore, learn and grow from the best people all around Malaysia and South East Asia. This podcast is hosted by two millennials who wanted to make an impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aiman is a CEO of a startup, SEEDS which connects young people to companies in South East Asia. Shazwan on the other hand works as a consultant in PwC Malaysia. Together as hosts, they will “Konverse” with successful and talented people like CEOs, actresses, entrepreneurs, athletes and many more to explore, learn and grow with them over “Kopi”.
[Season 2] Nadiah Wan, CEO of TMC Life Sciences Bhd
In this episode, we spoke to Nadiah Wan, the Executive Director & Group Chief Executive Officer of TMC Life Sciences and CEO of Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara. An experienced professional in the healthcare field, Nadiah shared her experience on how she got into the field despite not doing a medical degree and rising up to lead one of the leading healthcare providers in the country. If you are interested in learning more about the healthcare landscape in Malaysia, come and listen to this episode!
June 29, 2021
[Season 2] Khal, Founder of Padang Bola Sepak
In this episode, we spoke to football activist/enthusiast/supporter, Khal. He is also the founder of Padang Bola Sepak, a Malaysian football activist account where he writes, advocates and pushes for football in Malaysia. In this episode, we spoke about the state of football in Malaysia, how the lockdown has affected not just professional football but the big social football scene. Join as to find out more about the football scene in Malaysia!
June 15, 2021
[Season 2] Mustafa, CEO of MishiPay
In this episode, we have Mustafa, CEO of MishiPay (The first company Shaz worked at). MishiPay is a London-based tech company that enables in-store shoppers to pick up a product, scan the barcode with their phone, pay with their phone and simply leave the store. What’s more, our patent-pending technology ensures that if a customer tries to walk out without paying, the store alarms will immediately sound. Join us in with our first guest from outside Malaysia in this new Kopi Konversation episode!
June 01, 2021
[Season 2] Soo Hoo, Managing Partner of PwC Malaysia
In this episode, we have Soo Hoo, the current Managing Partner of PwC Malaysia talking about leadership during a crisis and his experience after taking over the role in the middle of the pandemic.
May 10, 2021
[Season 2] Ida Adora, CEO of Systematic Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd.
On this episode of Kopi Konversations, we had Ida, the CEO of Systemic Aviation Services Group talking to us about her journey of becoming a CEO at a very young age and leading the company through one of the worse challenges the aviation industry has ever faced, COVID-19.
May 05, 2021
[Season 2] Chee Mun, CTO of Moneylion
On this episode of Kopi Konversations, we have Chee Mun, the CTO of Moneylion. Moneylion is a digital bank that operates in the US but also has an office in Malaysia which focuses on the tech. Here, Chee Mun talks about his journey and how he built a digital bank almost from scratch.
April 18, 2021
[Season 2] Sri Nair, Vice Chairman of PwC APAC
On this episode of Kopi Konversation, we brought in Sri Nair, the current Vice Chairman of PwC Asia Pacific and former Managing Partner of PwC Malaysia. We had a lengthy conversation on his journey with PwC and his views on where the Asia Pacific region will go in the future.
March 24, 2021
[Season 2] Roshan Thiran, Founder and CEO of Leaderonomics
On this episode, we spoke to Roshan Thiran, founder and CEO of Leaderonomics. Leaderonomics has a mission that is simple: Grow people into leaders, build Communities of love, and transform nations. Preferably, before lunchtime. We spoke to Roshan about leadership and how he sees leadership solving major issues in Malaysia and the world. Join us!
March 02, 2021
[Season 2] Hazman Hassan, Founder of KITAMEN
On Season 2, Episode 2 of Kopi Konversations, we have Hazman Hassan, founder and CEO of KITAMEN. We spoke about the esports landscape in Malaysia and how he sees this industry growing in the future. Find out more about KITAMEN here.
February 17, 2021
[Season 2] Dr Jason Leong, Medical Doctor Turned Comedian
Our conversation with Jason Leong, a medical doctor turned comedian! Psst, he also has a Netflix special!
January 31, 2021
YB Nik Nazmi, MP of Setiawangsa, Graduate Employability in Malaysia
On the 4th episode of our #YouthMatters series in collaboration with Arus Anak Muda, we have YB Nik Nazmi, the MP of Setiawangsa with us. We spoke about Graduate Employability in Malaysia given this current situation. Join us in this Kopi Konversation!
December 02, 2020
YB Senator, Yusmadi Yusoff, Education Inequality in Malaysia
On our third episode of the #YouthMatters series with Arus Anak Muda, we invited YB Senator, Yusmadi Yusoff. He was a Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Balik Pulau constituency in Penang, Malaysia from 2008 to 2013. He sat in Parliament as a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR). Yusmadi now holds an appointment as a Senator in Dewan Negara. the Upper House of Parliament of Malaysia to represent Penang. He was appointed in August 2018. In this episode, we spoke about Education Inequality in Malaysia. YB shared his insights on why this is the case and how we can continue to tackle this issue in the future. Join us in this new Kopi Konversations Podcast!
November 03, 2020
YB Fahmi Fadzil, MP of Lembah Pantai, Social and Economic Impact of Unemployment
Hello Kopi Konversations Listener! This is the second episode of our #YouthMatters series in collaboration with Arus Anak Muda. On this episode, we interviewed YB Fahmi Fadzil, the MP of Lembah Pantai and Parti PKR's Communications Director. We spoke at length about different topics concerning Malaysians, mainly on unemployment and its impact. YB spoke about how COVID-19 has impacted his community in Lembah Pantai and his views on how plans to tackle unemployment. Join us in this Kopi Konversation!
October 14, 2020
Sharifah Amani, Malaysian Film, Culture and Everything Else
Hello Kopi Konversations listener! On this episode, we have the one and only, Sharifah Amani! A renowned actress in Malaysia's entertainment industry in movies/series such as Sepet and Gol & Gincu. On top of that, she is also a big advocate for workers' rights in the entertainment industry and is very vocal about it. In this Konversation, we spoke about her journey in the entertainment industry, Malaysia's growth in this space and much much more! Do join us in this very interesting conversation with Sharifah Amani!
October 06, 2020
Dzuleira, CEO of MAGIC, How is MAGIC positioning Malaysia as the startup capital of Asia?
On this episode of Kopi Konversations, we have Dzuleira Abu Bakar, the CEO of MAGIC. MAGIC a.k.a Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre . MAGIC supports the creativity and innovation development in Malaysia through dynamic programmes and capacity-building initiatives. With her we spoke about Malaysia's start-up ecosystem, the National Sandbox initiatives and how she sees Malaysia competing with their peers in South East Asia to incubate start-ups. Join us on this week's Kopi Konversation!
September 30, 2020
Wei Wei, Country Manager of GetDoc, Accessing Healthcare Services in the New Normal
On this episode of Kopi Konversations, we have Tham Wei Wei, the Country Manager of GetDoc. GetDoc allows users to search for the nearest clinics and hospitals, see doctors profile and background including where they studied and graduated. It also lists the clinics where they work, and whether they are available 24 hours. The digital health space has been growing amidst the COVID-19 pushing people to stay at home. Amidst the pandemic, GetDoc is also offering a free one-year subscription to GetDocPlus with the code getdocxkopi. Find out what GetDocPlus is here --> https://plus.getdoc.com/malaysia Join us on this Kopi Konversation episode in collaboration with GetDoc Malaysia!
September 22, 2020
YAM Tunku Zain, Founding President of IDEAS, Democracy and the Spirit of Merdeka
For this week's episode, we have a Malaysia Day special! We spoke to YAM Tunku Zain. Amongst others, he is the Founding President of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Malaysia, a trustee of Yayasan Chow Kit along with Yayasan Munarah. He is a very intellectual man and u can find him every week through his newspaper column in The Star called Abidin Ideas. We discussed many things from democracy to the history of Malaysia. Join us on this week's Kopi Konversation special episode on Malaysia Day!
September 16, 2020
Soon Seng, CEO of Teach for Malaysia, How TFM is Solving the Education Inequity Problem in Malaysia
In this episode of Kopi Konversations, we have Soon Seng, the current CEO of Teach for Malaysia (TFM). TFM is working to solve the education inequity problem in Malaysia. (Don't worry, we'll tell you what education inequity is in the podcast) Soon Seng talks about his 9-year journey in TFM as well as TFM's plans to tackle the education problem. Come listen to this new episode of Kopi Konversations!
September 08, 2020
Youth Matters Series, Lim Yi Wei, ADUN of Kampung Tunku, COVID-19's Effect on Mental Health in Malaysia
COLLABORATION ALERT! Kopi Konversations and Arus Anak Muda are collaborating on a new series called "Youth Matters". This is where we interview politicians in Malaysia on their thoughts on different issues concerning the youths in Malaysia. In the first episode, we interviewed Lim Yi Wei, the Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) of Kampung Tunku on mental health. COVID-19 has brought on plenty of challenges and mental health is definitely one of them. Do join us in this Kopi Konversation!
September 01, 2020
Nik Amin, Founder of Moovby, Resolving Urban Transportation Challenges with P2P Car-Sharing
On this episode of Kopi Konversations, we spoke to Nik Muhammad Amin, the founder of Moovby. Moovby is a peer-to-peer (P2P) car-sharing platform in Malaysia. The homegrown startup connects vehicle owners with people who need a car and make efficient use of any underutilized cars by renting them out. You can rent from a Perodua Bezza to a Bentley! We spoke about how his start-up plans to solve transportation challenges in urban areas. Join us in this Kopi Konversation!
August 26, 2020
Nicol David, Professional Squash Player, Her Story in Becoming The Best Squash Player in the World
In this episode we spoke to Datuk Nicol David. She is a professional squash player who has spent a record breaking 108 months as World Number 1 in squash. In this podcast, we spoke about her journey in becoming world number 1, the challenges that came with it and her current goal with the Nicol David foundation. Join us on this week's Kopi Konversation!
August 18, 2020
Chen Chow, Co-founder of Fave, How Fave is pushing SMEs digitalisation in this COVID-19 era
In this episode, we spoke to Chen Chow the co-founder of Fave. Fave brings you discounted offers on awesome things to eat, do, see and experience in your city. In this podcast, we spoke to Chen Chow on how Fave is pioneering in digitising the SMEs in Malaysia and South East Asia and their part in the PENJANA program. Join us in this Kopi Konversation!
August 12, 2020
Netusha, Historian, A "Konversation" On Malaysia's History
In this episode, we talked to Netusha. She is a Malaysian historian, and currently doing her Masters in Cambridge! Here we talked about her work on "The Malayness" and who or what is Malaysia from the eye of a historian. We wished we had more time with her in this episode, and we hope you enjoy listening to this one! Catch her on her Twitter page --> https://twitter.com/ratuteragung
August 05, 2020
Sinan, Founder of Digital Durian, Moving Malaysia's Animation Industry into the Future
In this episode, we spoke to Sinan Ismail! He is the Founder of Digital Durian, a Malaysia based studio that created iconic animations such as Didi and Friends and Omar and Hana! Didi and Friends are not only popular in Malaysia, but globally! In this podcast, we talked about how he started Digital Durian, his challenges, his thoughts on the current state of the animation industry in Malaysia (we talked about anime!) and more! Join us in this Kopi Konversation! Didi & Friends --> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr9QW8w8CvVAe3MSWZCAn-Q
July 28, 2020
Alif Satar, Singer and Actor, Building Your Career in the Entertainment Industry
In this episode, we spoke to Alif Satar, a singer, actor, host and content creator with hit movies and songs like "I want you to love me" & "Sesungguhnya". He is very active with various ventures like his own clothing brand Buranku and started content creation on his Youtube page with vlogs of his Iron Man journey, travelling around Malaysia etc amassing 400k subscribers. In this podcast, we talked about his journey in the entertainment industry, how he started and what advice he would give to budding actor/singer. Join us in this Kopi Konversation!
July 22, 2020
Amran, CEO of Etiqa Digital Solutions, Forging Your Career Path in Multiple Industries
In this episode, we talked to Amran, the CEO of Etiqa Digital Solutions. He is a seasoned corporate person in Malaysia who has worked in Accenture and Maybank. He graduated in engineering from Imperial College London. He also runs his own podcast called Tech This Way where he interviews tech people from the region. Join us in this Kopi Konversation episode as we talked about how he built his career in Corporate Malaysia NOT as an engineer.
July 15, 2020
Crypto? Blockchain? Bitcoin? What's The Difference?
In this episode, we talked to Erina, who is a Market Analyst at CoinGecko in Malaysia. CoinGecko provides a fundamental analysis of the crypto market. In addition to tracking price, volume and market capitalization, CoinGecko tracks community growth, open-source code development, major events and on-chain metrics. Their objective is to elevate crypto participants’ understanding of fundamental factors that drive the market. CoinGecko is one of the largest and earliest crypto data aggregators, operating since early 2014. It currently tracks nearly 7631 tokens from more than 424 cryptocurrency exchanges. Join us on this Kopi Konversation episode where we talked about Crypto, Blockchain and its impact on the world we live in.
July 07, 2020
Aysha, Former Sports Journalist at ESPN & Astro - Building a Career in the Sports Industry
This week, we are speaking with Aysha Ridzuan. You might be familiar with her if you are a Man Utd fan, or you might be easily triggered with her if you are NOT a Man Utd fan. Banter aside, she has been in the Sports Industry in SEA for more than 8 years. She has been a journalist, a sport pundit and a big following on twitter where she shares about things she is passionate about. Join us in this conversation where we talk about how did she build her career and personal branding in the sports industry
June 30, 2020
Bob Chua, Co-Founder of BlinQ- Building a Successful Startup in Asia
This week, we are spoke with Bob Chua. He is a serial entrepreneur with multiple start-ups in his bag, even exiting his own company, Pulse Group. Right now, he is the co-founder of BlinQ, an AR-powered luxury e-commerce platform. I don't even think this intro does him justice! Join us in this Kopi Konversation and listen to Bob Chua share his experience building a start-up, his learnings, his mistakes and more!
June 24, 2020
Qyira, Cofounder of Undi18 - Youth: Driving the Change in Malaysia
This week, we will be speaking to Qyira Yusri. She is the co-founder of Undi18, a Malaysian Youth Movement that successfully advocated the amendment of our federal constitution, to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. Join us, as we talked about her college experience that led to Undi18 and her other initiatives, in promoting a better Malaysia.
June 17, 2020
Nizam, CEO of Touch N Go - Lessons on Leadership and Life from a CEO
Today, we speak to Nizam, the CEO of Touch 'N' Go and incoming CEO of UEM Edgenta about leadership and his experiences in his corporate career in Petronas, Scomi and MTU to name a few. He touched on his early journey as a graduate and how his experiences led to where he is today. Join this Kopi Konversation!
May 31, 2020