2017 Exco

Chook Yuh Yng

Chook Yuh Yng is a graduate in Engineering from Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Unfortunately she does not have any specific skills or hobbies but likes poking her nose into new things. In the past, she has initiated events such as The Oxbridge Malaysia Boat Race and Oxbridge Alumni-Students Mentorship Program. During her free time, she actually just likes spending time with her family at home. Fortunately she contributes more to the society at work. Yuh Yng is the Country Manager for JobStreet.com Malaysia and Singapore, and jobsDB Singapore. She works hard to uphold the company’s purpose of Improving Lives through Better Careers, and is passionate about anything hiring or career related.

Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee cannot deliver babies; her doctorates are honoris causa. She considers herself just a humble teacher at heart, who has been denied her great love for playing the female role of To Sir With Love to now indulge in her self professed hobby of managing a group of private education institutions including 2 Universities, a medical school, schools of all levels from the kindergarten years and Colleges of Higher Education all over Malaysia. She finds shopping a chore and tries desperately to understand the alien language & planet her children seem to have migrated to whilst dragging a totally bewildered partner-for-life to catch up on what she’s up to through Twitter. For her sins of involving herself too much in Oxbridge Society events, she has been serving in “EXCO” for as long as she can remember & was even its first Madam President.

Emma Davidson

Emma read PPE at Corpus Christi and has lived in Malaysia since 1997 with her Malaysian husband and their children. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Risk Management. However, Emma finds teaching much more fulfilling and holds the Cambridge Distance Diploma (DELTA) and Young Learner Extension to CELTA. She joined Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar to help start their primary school in 2013 and now teaches English as an Additional Language and IELTS there. In her free time, she enjoys open water swimming, biathlons, long distance running and Viper Challenges and organising Oxbridge outreach events for Malaysian schools.

John Teng Yong Shen

John Teng Yong Shen is a graduate in Land Economy from Wolfson College (Cambridge). As an great lover of eggs, he admits to eating up to six eggs daily and find them in all manners of preparation delightfully scrumptious. When he isn’t at work wandering through a forest of data, massaging data, sieving for insights, or slicing it up in creative and exciting ways, he would be looking for new ways to chop and dice information. He often challenges himself in his gym workouts – he thinks it might be an artifact of overcompensating for his sense of self-insecurity. In his spare time, he daydreams about how possible technology of the future would shape the way we live and how we organize ourselves as a global (or interplanetary) society.

Ian Halsall

Ian has a BSc in chemical engineering from Aston, a PhD in chemical engineering from Selwyn College (Cambridge) and an MBA from Warwick University. He worked as a process engineer for Procter & Gamble and as a sales director for DuPont. He’s been an entrepreneur since 1997 and has written 5 books in the market.

Mark Disney

Mark has recently celebrated 25 years in Malaysia working in the education sector as a lecturer, publisher, consultant, and exam board COO. He has also accumulated a wife, three children, and an emotional attachment to his adopted country. He is the immediate Past President of the Oxbridge Malaysia society and currently teaches A Level students about Life, Literature, and how to get into top universities.

Sharifah Bakar Ali

Sharifah is an independent consultant providing advice in the areas of financial and capital markets. She also advises her clients on strategy formulation and transformation initiatives. Prior to this, Sharifah was the Head, South East Asia Business Development for Gatehouse Bank Kuala Lumpur Representative Office, a position she held from May, 2013 to March 2016. She previously worked as an investment banker in Malaysia and the Kingdom of Bahrain specialising in the areas of debt capital markets and Islamic finance. Sharifah was instrumental in the completion of landmark real estate securitisation transactions in Asia, namely the Government of Malaysia’s and the Kingdom of Bahrain’s inaugural Residential Mortgage Backed Securitisation transactions in 2004 and 2008 respectively. She has also successfully led large deal teams in executing Sukuk and other Islamic finance transactions in South East Asia where she project-managed the due diligence process. Sharifah was awarded a Chevening Scholarship by the British government in 2010 to pursue a Master in Business Administration degree at Cambridge Judge Business School. She graduated from CJBS in 2011. Sharifah is also a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant.

Shawn Tan

Shawn Tan is a Chartered Engineer who has been programming since the late-80s. A former research fellow and academic, he minds his own business at Aeste while reading Law. He designs open-source micro-processors for fun (and profit).

Tan Zhai Gen

Zhai Gen has just graduated with Biochemistry at University College and is back in KL to rediscover this city. He admittedly has a huge travel bug and is an amateur photographer. Being the youngest member on the team, he is keen on linking up with more recent graduates to the Society and organising activities that interest them.

Yen Chua

Yen is the co-founder and CEO of Science Bridge Academy, a science education company with a mission to inspire the next generation of scientists. She is also a mother of two adorable children. When she is not working or dealing with her energetic kids, she likes to spend time reading or relaxing with friends. Yen graduated with a PhD in geotechnical engineering from Churchill College, Cambridge.