Meet Our Team
TAN TIONG MING
A member of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators and The Institute of Administrative Accountant, United Kingdom. He also holds a Diploma in Commerce (Business Management) from Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Malaysia.
He has more than 32 years of working experience in Genting Highlands Resort with exposures in Accounting, Card Membership, Finance Cashiering, Casino Treasury Operations, Group Procurement, Warehousing, Logistics, Transportation and Human Resources. Holds various Senior Management positions from Assistant Accountant (Resorts World Berhad) to Vice President (Genting Malaysia Berhad)
After his retirement, he has been involved in various Business Networking Groups in Malaysia such as Malaysia & International Lin Chamber of Commerce, KL & Selangor Fruit Farmers Association, Shandong Community of Malaysia, The Selangor & KL Teochew Sundry Goods Merchant’s Guild, Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Malaysia Negeri Selangor etc. These networking sessions shall involve various business networking opportunities; both Malaysian Government Ministries and Local Business Associations and Guilds including Malaysian China Embassy.
JOHNNY YAP KENG LEONG
Johnny joined Big Propel armed with 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry in Malaysia and in the region, having assumed top management positions in 4-star and 5-star hotels and clubs.
Prior to joining Big Propel, Johnny was a Hotel Consultant, providing insights and advices on business operations, finance and accounting, guest services, security, human resources, sales and marketing, food and beverage, front office as well as housekeeping procedures to his clients. His forte lies in his sharp acumen in setting up new hotels and manages pre-opening teams. His management philosophy has always been “People Oriented, Results Driven”. Some of his pre-opening accolades include Nikko Hotel, KL (5-Star), Prince Hotel, KL (5-Star), Tribeca Serviced Suite, KL (5-Star), Tower Hotel, Genting Highlands (4-Star) and Premiere Hotel, Klang (4-Star).
His other top management positions include General Manager Area Property-- Tribeca Serviced Suite & Bintang Fairlane, General Manager -Swiss Inn, Sg. Petani Kedah, Resort Manager - Primaland Resort & Convention Centre (formerly known as Best Western), Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Hotel Manager- Northam All-Suite Hotel, Penang; Resort Manager – Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi , Executive Asst. Manager -- Swiss Garden Hotel, Kuantan and Palace of Golden Horses- Resident Manager
CHARLIE TAN GUAN LEE
Charlie has been an entrepreneur for many years, established business netowrk both local and overseas, and also more than 30 years working experience when assuming the position as a Project Manager to leading manufacture in Shah Alam, with a global supply chain network. His role include specialized e-Sourcing/e-Procurement, reviewing business acknowledgement and confidentiality agreement. He has a vast experience in global electronic business practices such as e-Commerce, Dotcom, Ariba System, Tungsten Network Software, B2B Commerce and etc.
Prior to joining Big Propel, Charlie is very knowledgable with M.O.F. Business compliance (e-Perolehan System) way of doing business with all government departments eg 120401 Safety Equipment, 210101 Computer Hardware, 090201 Road Safety Products, Trading and Services for office supplies and 3M products.
He was actively engaged in marketing and business development for various industries such as Shipping & Logistics- High security seals ISO 17712:2013, Financial Institution -Tamper Evident Products, Advanced Security, securing goods-in-transit with 4G GPS tracking visibility, reseller market and authorized distributor network arrangements.
A Degree Holder in Economics from The Shandong School of Economics. She has more than 30 years of working experience in both the Government Sectors in China and Business Sectors in Malaysia. She has exposures in Banking Operations covering Accounting and Client Relationship Management, embarked on research and marketing plan for green renewable solar and solar related products and services.
During all these period of time, she have been active in business and has built up a strong business network between Malaysia and China, in particular Shandong Businessmen with operations in Malaysia. She was one of the key initiators to moot the setting up of Shandong Community in Malaysia with Shandong Community been successfully registered with Malaysian Registrar of Societies (ROC) in August 2012 and is appointed to the portfolio of Vice President, which she held until today.
Her recognition in the business circle resulted in her appointment by Hong Kong Greater China SME Alliance Association to be Honorary Consultant for the term 2013 to 2015. She is appointed South East Asia Honorary Advisor on 2nd December 2013 by Asia Excellence Entrepreneur Federation.
YOONG XIN XUAN
Believe in the power of hard work---I am not a genius, but I am a typical hardworking person, with average intelligence. On the road to success, hard work is what separates the best from the greats. Li Keqiang, the Premier of the State Council of the people’s republic of China, promotes “mass entrepreneurship and innovation” to push forward high-quality development.
This is the entrepreneurial era that we shall be ambitiously involved. From the internet era, to big data and artificial intelligence, more and more repetitive jobs will be replaced. This makes me realise that one’s capability outweighs any job opportunities, and there is no more the so-called “stable jobs”.
The adventure of entering the unknown, is equally as great as creating a better future. Big Propel introduces the idea of having a higher tolerance and greater foresight.
A better you, will see a bigger world.
Head, Business Development
CHU CHEE LIAN
Opportuniy cost is one of those terms that economists love to toss about the place. It is a really simple concept, which is what you give up when you make a choice. Let's do a hypothesis: because you chose to invest in a great start up idea that your friend came up with (which eventually turned out to be the biggest ride sharing app in the world), you get to leave the job that makes you a mediocre.
Here's the deal, one of the things we need to do is to always consider the opportunity cost before making any decision. Entrepreneurship is a long journey to go with, and I am excited with what it is instore for us. We may lose the "stable employee job", but we gain the possibilities to create our own empire.
Big Propel offers a platform for young entrepreneurs to grow, to learn, and to shine. With the right guidance and great teamwork, I believe we can succeed in this era.