Moving towards Industry 4.0, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia are racing to transform comprehensively in terms of people, process and technology. Competitive advantages will go to those who can make good use of both financial assistance and technology innovations.
Following up on previous webinars, experts and leaders from Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF), Small and Medium Enterprises Association (SAMENTA) and FPT will continue to prepare participants with what they need to emerge stronger from the pandemic impacts and get ready for Industry 4.0.
Themed “Supporting SMEs Towards Recovery & Beyond – Government Financial Assistance & Technology Solution”, this event offers valuable insights on digital transformation solutions and financial assistance programmes for SMEs with a highlight on how corporate valuations can benefit from IT innovation investment.
- Mr. Yeoh Seng Hooi Hon Secretary-General of SAMENTA
- Mr. Azizi Hj Mustafa Head, Development Finance Division of MIDF
- Mr. Mohamad Khirul Anuar Bin Abu Hasan Head of Sales, Central Region, Development Finance Division at MIDF
- Mr. Loke Jit Kwang Head of Technical Engagement Unit at FPT Software Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
- Mr. Anuar Bin Omar Senior VP, Corporate Finance of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank
An Engineer by qualification, he has experience in the Manufacturing, Banking and Insurance sectors in renowned multinational and local conglomerates throughout his 32-year career. He has worked in various fields including quality engineering, human resources, communications, administration and corporate services prior to his current role managing MIDF’s development finance business.
He is a Fellow of The Association of Certified Chartered Accountant, United Kingdom (“ACCA”), a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) and a frequent speaker at seminars and public forums delivering various topics on the capital market activities particularly on IPOs.
Anuar was a committee member of the Securities Commission’s Securities Industry Development Centre’s (“SIDC”) Licensing Examination Committee and was also a member of Bank Negara Malaysia’s Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Programme’s (“FSTEP”) Education Module Quality Assurance Committee. He also previously chaired the Malaysian Investment Bank Association’s (“MIBA”) Corporate Finance Committee.
He has more than 35 years of experience in both the private and public sectors in management with a focus on finance, strategic management, venture capital, and export marketing. He helped to list a company on the Second Board in the mid 90’s and served as the Executive Director. He was also the Corporate Director of a Main Board listed company for 5 years. Two years ago, he was the IPO Consultant for a theme park company that was listed on Catalist, Singapore.
Currently, he runs a boutique consultancy that advises SMEs in financial, strategic and export management. He is also a Business Coach to SME Entrepreneurs in VISTAGE, Malaysia and writes frequently on issues affecting SMEs. He is also the Hon Secretary-General of SAMENTA (Small and Medium Enterprises Association).