Howard Bloom
Chairman

Howard Bloom has been called “next in a lineage of seminal thinkers that includes Newton, Darwin, Einstein, [and] Freud,” by Britain's Channel4 TV, "the next Stephen Hawking" by Gear Magazine, and "The Buckminster Fuller and Arthur C. Clarke of the new millennium" by Buckminster Fuller's archivist. 

 

Author of:

  1. The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates ("Bloom's argument will rock your world." Barbara Ehrenreich)

  2. The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History ("mesmerizing" The Washington Post)

  3. Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from The Big Bang to the 21st Century ("reassuring and sobering" The New Yorker)                     

  4. The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism ("Impressive, stimulating and tremendously enjoyable." James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic)

  5. Former Core Faculty Member, The Graduate Institute

  6. Recent Visiting Scholar-Graduate Psychology Department, New York University

  7. Founder: International Paleopsychology Project

  8. FounderSpace Development Steering Committee

  9. Member of Board of Governors, National Space Society

  10. Founding Board Member: Epic of Evolution Society

  11. Founding Board Member, The Darwin Project

  12. Founder: The Big Bang Tango Media Lab

  13. Member: New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science American Psychological Society, Academy of Political Science, Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, International Society for Human Ethology

  14. Scientific Advisory Board Member, Lifeboat Foundation

  15. Advisory Board Member, The Buffalo Film Festival

  16. Board Member, Humanity Plus

  17. Board of Editors, The Journal of Space Philosophy

 

The List goes on…..

Management Team

Yang Berbahagia
Admiral Tan Sri 
Dato' Setia 
Mohd Anwar Bin 
Hj Mohd Nor 
(Retired)
Deputy Chairman

Yang Bahagia Admiral Tan Sri Dato' Setia Mohd Anwar Bin Hj Mohd Nor (Retired) made history in April 2005 when he became the first naval chief in the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) to ascend to its highest military office – the Chief of Defence Force, commanding a strength of nearly 100,000.

With nearly 40 years of military experience with the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and MAF, Adm (Ret) Anwar has acquired a massive portfolio of achievements and has been entrusted with many high-profile appointments aboard ships and ashore, including Fleet Operations Commander of the RMN Fleet in Lumut Naval Base in 1999 and Assistant Chief of Staff of the Personnel Services Division in MAF HQ in 2000.

He holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom as well.

Adm (Retd) Anwar has also received distinguished medals from foreign governments such as the Ordre National De La Legion D'Honneur from France and the Command of the Legion of Merit from the US.

 

  • Served as Naval Chief in the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) and ascended to Chief of Defence Forces

  • Received distinguished medals from foreign governments which includes Order National De La Legion D’Honneur from France

  • Command of the Legion of Merit from the US

  • Non-Executive Chairman of Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera

  • Chairman of the National Defence University Board

  • Chairman of Glenn Marine Group (Asia) Sdn Bhd

  • President of Ex-Servicemen’s Association (PBTM)

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Sonia A. Mahendran
CEO

Sonia A. Mahendran has been in the conference industry for 20 years, having been based in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Hong Kong organising programmes around half the globe.

 

She has a LLB from University of Warwick UK, Barrister-at-law (Middle Temple) UK and was a practicing Advocate & Solicitor in Malaysia.

 

Sonia was the Co-founder and CEO of Asian World Summit Sdn Bhd, based in Kuala Lumpur, a company devoted in showcasing Asia as the power base of global change. 

 

She was the Director of Asia Pacific/Middle East at London-based Marcus Evans (2000-2006). Sonia was part of a team of three senior members sent to Hong Kong to set up operations and establish a branch office which was eventually to be the main Marcus Evans hub in North Asia.

 

She was Business Development Director at Malaysia's leading independent private think tank the Asian Strategic Leadership Institute (ASLI) and was part of the organization team of Past President Bill Clinton’s first visit to Malaysia since his election as President of the United States.  Clinton delivered the Sekhar Memorial Lecture and received the BC Sekhar Medal for transformational leadership.​

 

Sonia and Howard Bloom tested the Asian space waters by initiating a space-industry conference in Bangalore co-sponsored by the Indian Satellite Research Organisation (ISRO)--and the Confederation of Indian Industries: SpaceBiz 2008, which took place in November of that year.

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Faizul Zakaria
COO

Faizul had more than 20 years of experience in production and event management. He delivers a refined project management process that smoothly integrates the complex creative, production, and technical elements of the event. From event planning, creative, design, through production and implementation, he provides total project accountability to his clients.

 

Faizul has established a track record of success in executing high-profile projects of various types and sizes. These projects often involve precision integration and expert project management of diverse creative, production, and technical talents to maximize results within the time-frame and budget.

Shahrin 
CINO

Shahrin, our Chief Innovation Officer, is a distinguished and experienced executive with a fiery entrepreneurial spirit. He has an extensive track record of delivering bold innovative directives and solutions. He has a niche of meting out our company's strategic objectives with dedicated deliverance to our clients and our team.

With over 15 years in the conference organizing industry, Shahrin is our management's beacon, focused on leveraging our deliveries innovatively with full gusto via our programmes and approaches. 

Fazira Khaja
Director C & SFT

Fazira, our Director of Conferences & Study Farm Tours for the past 10 years, takes pride in the small details. She is passionate in ensuring that all of our programmes constantly maintained with high standard of quality, uniqueness and an unforgettable knowledge-rich  experience for our clients.

In a caption she is our spirit in between the letters.