"After SPM, I enrolled into the Foundation in Engineering programme in the earlier days of UNM, having studied in the MISC building at the centre of KL before the full-fledged campus was built in Semenyih. Although the class sizes were small with a handful of lecturers then, I had an engaging learning experience with good interactions with both lecturers and peers. Appropriate equipment was available to facilitate the hands-on learning of practical skills.
After completing the MEng (Hons) programme from UNM, I worked as an M&E consultant for an established Malaysian firm for 2 years before accepting a scholarship to pursue my PhD in Engineering at both the China and UK campuses of the University of Nottingham. I am proud to have studied in all 3 of its global campuses, and have enjoyed every single moment of my student life there.
With my PhD degree from the University of Nottingham UK, I joined FFM Berhad as the Project Engineer for the Group. FFM Berhad is the largest flour miller in Malaysia with strong presence in the animal feed milling, livestock, and consumer products footprint. While I continued to exercise my engineering knowledge by managing and executing projects for the Group (ranging from building constructions to process improvements), my engineering background and problem-solving acumen had helped me tremendously in my career. I was then given an opportunity to serve as the Deputy General Manager of Johor Bahru Flour Mill (a subsidiary mill of FFM in Pasir Gudang). I was involved in managing the day-to-day operations of the plant with over 300 employees, where I picked up essential skills and knowledge in plant management by engaging both internal and external stakeholders to achieve the company’s objectives.
In 2021, I was promoted to assume the portfolio of the General Manager for the Group Feed and Livestock at the headquarter, overseeing the businesses sales, bottom line, and everything in between of these divisions. Being in the same Group, I am also overseeing the operations and projects of the various factories.
Having undergone the Nottingham engineering programme from Foundation Studies to UG and then to PhD across all the campuses, I would describe my Nottingham learning experience as wholesome which had equipped me with strong foundation in both knowledge and attitude essential to my achievements and successes today. "