PROFILE

SPEAKER'S PROFILE

Datin Arlina Ariff

Arlina Ariff has more than 30 years’ experience in central banking. She has served in various capacities in Monetary Policy Department & Economics Department. She was previously the Head of the Human Capital Development Centre and the LINK and BNM Offices Department. Currently, she is the Head for Development Finance and Inclusion Department.

Arlina has a B.A. (Honours) in Economics from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and a MSc. in Quantitative Development Economics from University of Warwick, UK. She also holds a Masters in Islamic Finance Practice from INCEIF, Malaysia. Arlina is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF).

Jawahar Ali Ameer Ali

Currently attached with the Consumer & Investor Office, Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) as the Head of Department. He has 25 years of work experience and from that period 21 years are with SC. Prior to that, he was an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya for 3 years. Jawahar holds a Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (Hons) from the International Islamic University.

Charles Boon Souw Meng

Senior Investment Consultant, Private Wealth, Kenanga Investors Berhad

Charles Boon graduated from Campbell University, North Carolina, USA in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science (major in Microelectronics). He started his career in the engineering field before venturing into the financial industry. He has over 12 years’ worth of advisory experience in retail banking and wealth management from various reputable local and foreign banks.

He joined Kenanga Investors Berhad in 2019 and holds a Capital Markets Services Representative License in Investment Advice from the Securities Commission Malaysia.  Charles is a strong believer in and a practitioner of, holistic financial planning with a needs-based approach. By applying his engineering analytical skills, he is able to provide a diverse range of investment strategies and advice, resulting in portfolio management solutions from a global perspective.

Danny Wong Teck Meng

Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, Areca Capital Sdn Bhd

Danny Wong is the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director and designated fund manager for a few funds of Areca Capital Sdn Bhd. He is also the director and designated manager for a Labuan registered umbrella fund. He has more than 25 years’ experience in stock broking, asset management and unit trusts management.

Danny is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (UK), member of Financial Planning Association of Malaysia and a Certified Financial Planner. He holds Capital Markets Services Representative’s License (CMSRL) in Financial Planning and Fund Management by Securities Commission Malaysia.

He currently sits on the board of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM).

Alvin Tan Chin Cherng

Chief Executive Officer, UOB Kay Hian Wealth Advisors Sdn Bhd

Alvin was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of StandardFA, the largest and award-winning financial adviser dealer group in Malaysia, before the company was 100% acquired by UOB KayHian Securities Malaysia.

During his leadership in StandardFA, he was instrumental in charting and managing the company strategic direction especially in expanding the advisers' network to a strong 400 wealth advisors nationwide. The company was also awarded, among others, the Best Financial Advisory Brand Malaysia from 2014 to 2018 consecutively by various publications such as Global Banking & Finance Review and APAC Insider, UK.

In addition to continuing his current roles, he is also being tasks to introduce wealth management and advisory concepts to UOBKH’s remisiers and dealers’ network to complement their stockbroking activities.

Alvin started his investment career with TA Unit Trusts Bhd as their Senior Agency Manager, where he is awarded as the Top Newcomer and Most Promising Consultant Year 2002.

He has over 18 years of financial services industry experience and is currently the President of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Malaysia for the year 2019 to 2021. He is also the Board Governance Member of Financial Planning of Malaysia (FPAM) for the year 2019 to 2021.

Paul Low Hong Ceong

Chief Executive Officer, Etiqa Life Insurance Berhad

Paul Low Hong Ceong, is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Etiqa Life Insurance Berhad. Paul has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and has held senior management positions in various organizations in USA, Malaysia and China including BHLB Pacific Trust/SBB Mutual Berhad, CITIC Prudential, ING-Capital Life, Aeon Life Insurance, among others.

Paul holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree from USA. Paul is a Certified Financial Planner and Islamic Financial Planner and is also a council member of the Management Committee of Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) and the Deputy President of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM) for 2019/2020.

Nina Sharil Khan

Founder & CEO, PopCon, International Speaker & Host

Nina Sharil Khan is the Founder & CEO of PopCon, International Speaker & Host of the #JustLanggar PopCast live show. Nina is also Marketing in Asia’s Top 100 Inspirational LinkedIn Icons for both 2019 & 2020.

Her journey in entertainment began as an Actor, TV Host and Film & TV producer. Realising that disruption was happening in social media, the rebel in her founded PopCon in 2018, as a creator community and platform to connect creative talents & businesses.

Within just a year of its operations, PopCon launched the world’s first ever Business Influencer conference, the CxOCON. Today, PopCon has evolved into a full-fledged Marketing Agency and Academy, working directly with TikTok, Twitter and LinkedIn and dedicated to developing and nurturing Southeast Asia’s Business Influencers.

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