About the Founders
Hon Yuen is both a SUNY-Binghamton (USA) graduate with a B.A. in English Literature/Rhetoric and Theatre and a University of Technology Sydney (Australia) graduate with a M.A. in Broadcast Journalism. Besides being a media and television industry veteran, Hon Yuen was also founding member of the Institute of Journalists Malaysia and elected to the inaugural Board of Governors (2014), a graduate of European Documentary Network’s Crossing Borders in Paju, South Korea (2012) and Discovery Channel’s First Time Filmmaker (2007). She writes, directs, produces, is a fixer, and edits. She is a member of: Film Directors Association of Malaysia and the Malaysian Documentary Association.
*Hon Yuen teaches marginalised communities digital media skills to empower them with the knowledge to communicate and document wildlife and cultural traditions. She also teaches participants how to make compelling promotional videos. Hon Yuen is also an elected committee member of the Malaysian Nature Society Selangor Branch which aims to promote environmental awareness and proactively conserve remaining habitats and sensitive ecological areas. She recently completed Earth 51 Academy’s foundation in Driving Sustainability Leadership to further understand the impacts of business actions on the environment.
Hon Sze is a Cambridge University (UK) graduate with a M.A. in Economics. He has more than 20 years’ experience in financial investments, offshore investment banking, asset management and wealth planning. His last employment was with ECM Libra as Head of Research in 2012. Prior to that, he was VP Equity Research with Credit Suisse Malaysia (2005-2008). He has also held Director, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Investment Officer positions during his tenure with OSK Holdings’ subsidiaries involved in offshore investment banking, asset management and wealth planning.
*Hon Sze’s focus is on underprivileged children, animals and the environment. He teaches English and Mathematics to local orphans and refugees; and on other days, is at the National Zoo and Free Tree Society.
*In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the current Movement Control Order and its various phases have restricted some of these activities.