Joined in 11th of April 2018
Highly versatile Electronics Engineer with vast experience in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, IT, Project Management, Sales, Digital Marketing, SEO and Service Delivery. Richard is based in Cyberjaya, a global technology hub located 30km South of Kuala Lumpur. Working as an Innovation and Commercialisation Manager at Cyberview Sdn Bhd, he and his team are responsible to initiate innovative and smart city pilot projects for Cyberjaya. He was previously attached to Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and co-leading the ASEAN Centre of Entrepreneurship (ACE). Richard connected startup ecosystems within the region such as co-working spaces, startups, developers, VCs, governments and event organisers. He and his team successfully setup a startup service platform for ASEAN startups and entrepreneurs to expand regionally and globally. He lead in designing the Startup Exchange Program to accelerate expansion of startups within the region. He was part of the core team designing MaGIC's Global Accelerator Program. He co-founded a startup called AirShoppr, a platform to connect shoppers and travellers around the world which was recently funded by TinkBig Venture. Richard called Beijing in China his home from 2003 to 2013 and he has helped American and European businesses expanded into the country. Richard is also experienced in recruiting multi-lingual tech-based talent and building call centres. He is also specialised in education technology from past experience working at an international school managing helpdesk and back-end systems and databases.