Dr Poa is a lifelong learner, qualified trainer and accountant, always seeks new knowledge and apply it in business ventures. His study areas focus in marketing, financial & strategic management, leadership and entrepreneurship. Dr Poa has established few businesses in different industries such as education, skills development, training, travel agency & F&B businesses in Malaysia & overseas, and listed one of his company at QHEE, China. Dr Poa has 20 years of professional experiences in new business set up and financing; operation & marketing; buying & selling businesses; accounting & finance and government licenses. Dr Poa also provides management consultancy services for companies and invest in new start-up businesses.
• Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Administration, University of Bolton UK
• Diploma in Financial Management, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK
• MBA, University of Western Sydney, Australia
• Master of Science (MSc) in Accounting & Finance (Distinction), Birmingham City University, UK
• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration, Bulacan State University, Philippine.
• Doctor of Education (EdD), Azteca University Austrian Branch Campus, Mexico.
Professional Memberships & University Appointment & Executive Educations:
• Chartered Member for Chartered Institute Securities & Investment (Chartered MCSI) UK
• Fellow Member for Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA), Australia
• Fellow Member for Association of International Accountants (FAIA), UK
• Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), UK
• Ministry of Human Resource’s Certified Train The Trainer
• Adjunct Professor, Bulacan State University, Philippine
• Oxford Digital Marketing: Disruptive Strategy, Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK
• Cambridge High Impact Leadership, Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge, UK
• Leading Change & Leading School: A CSML Course, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA
Business Ventures : (2011 to 2020)
• Founder & Director for Australasia Institute of Entrepreneurship, Registered Training Organization Approved by Australian Skills Quality Authority offering accredited programs up to Graduate Diploma within Australian Qualification Framework.
• Founder, Director, Lecturer & Trainer for Elite International College for Higher Education programs; SEA Academy College for Skills Development Diploma programs; HRDF Executive Training Programs; Cahaya Suria & Spectrum Language Centres for languages related programs.
Professional Experiences : (1997 to 2010)
• CEO for Putra International College for Troy University USA’s programs.
• Vice President, International Marketing for City University Malaysia, marketing and managing University of Ballarat, University of Wales, University of East London and University of Southern Cross programs.
• Head of Marketing for ATC College which have campuses at Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
• Finance Executive at The British Council at Kuala Lumpur.
Prof. Dr. Roslan Zainal Abidin is presently the Board Member For Elite International College(EIC). He obtained his Diploma and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering form MARA Institute of Technology, Malaysia in 1979 and 1981 respectively. He then graduated his Master’s and Doctoral degree after obtaining the Japanese Government Scholarship at Miyazaki University and Kagoshima University in 1989 and 1992 respectively.
A stint with the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) Malaysia as a graduate engineer was the starting point of a distinguished career in landslide prevention that is today the hallmark of Professor Dr. Roslan Zainal Abidin’s academic and professional credibility. Today, Prof. Dr. Roslan is a renowned academic, technical leader and researcher with a PhD in Agricultural Engineering and numerous awards and accolades to his credit; hence his remarkable track record in soil erosion and landslide prediction is only par for the course. Even in the early 1980s, he succeeded in making formidable impact through his involvement in the design, planning and supervision efforts of the then Kuala Lumpur flood mitigation project.
In recognition of his exemplary work during those early years, he received a scholarship from the Japanese Government in 1986 to pursue his master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering at Miyazaki University, Japan; which continued with a PhD in the same field in 1992. Upon his return in 1992, Prof. Dr. Roslan Zainal Abidin, assumed a role that would take him through the broader terrain of Agricultural Engineering towards the specialized field of landslide prediction.
In 1994, in recognition of his expertise in soil erosion, he was meritoriously acknowledged as a landslide expert by DID and became an authority figure on matters related to soil erosion to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE), The reputation he was fast earning soon opened up another exciting possibility; the world of academia. In a considerably short span of seven years, Prof. Dr. Roslan, who began his academic career at Universiti Teknologi Mara as a part-time lecturer, went on to become a Professor when he was 42 years old.
In his ensuing capacity as the Director of Universiti Teknologi Mara’s (UiTM) National Soil Erosion Research Centre (NASEC) which he assumed in 2003, Prof. Dr. Roslan headed numerous eminent projects through which he continued to inject his trademark qualities of excellence and innovation towards transforming NASEC into an internationally recognized research centre on disaster prevention. In 2008, NASEC was officially renamed International Research Centre on Disaster Prevention (IRCDIP). For its immense contributions to the nation’s disaster prevention efforts, IRCDIP, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Roslan who remained at the helm for the next seven years, earned multiple awards and accolades both on the local and international fronts. Through the chronicle of Prof. Dr. Roslan’s contributions as listed above, his outstanding individual achievements and leadership in science, engineering and technology can be clearly recognized.
37 years teaching and administrative experience in public & private universities
Former VC for City University Malaysia & Dean for UUM
Currently AeU Dean School of Management and Board Member of Elite International College
Education and Prior Experience
PhD. In Management (St. Andrews, Scotland)
Master of Business Administration (UNH, Connecticut, USA)
B.Sc. In Business Administration (UNH, Connecticut, USA)
Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Public Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy and Policy. Comparative Management.
Conducted Executive Development Programmes and consulting in more than 30 public and private organizations.
Guest / Visiting Professor in Canada, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Indonesia, Thailand., Uzbekistan, Yemen., Sudan.
Visiting Scholar, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Trainee at Euro Asia Center, INSEAD, Fontainbleau, France
External Examiner to UiTM, UKM, UPM, UNiKL, UTM, USM, UUM , UIA
Published more than 100 research articles in various national and international conference proceedings, journals and management Reviews
Presented research papers in more than 15 countries including, China, Japan, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Croatia, Slovakia, Turkey, South Korea, India, Vietnam, South Africa, Philippines. Brunei.. Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore.
Authored and Co-authored over 15 books in Business and Management
Successfully supervised 22 PhD. Students
Member of Editorial Board of national and International Journals.
Mr Daniel Lee was trained in Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) before he progressed his career ladder in the field of education and training. Daniel Lee has been in education and training for more than 20 years. In 1994, he was a pioneer management staff of Sunway College PJ that managed the ACCA Programmes. After he left Sunway College PJ, he spearheaded ACCA courses for various Colleges locally and overseas namely KDU College (Damansara), INTI International College (Subang), HELP CAT (KL), Elite International College (KL) and also involved with EAIB College Beijing (China). Daniel Lee is also an entrepreneur and he continuously shares his entrepreneurship experiences with people who dream to be Financially Free. Daniel Lee had lectured for more than 10 years in Costing, Management Accounting and Finance based subjects. His lecturing experienced includes professional programmes like CAT, ACCA, CIMA, ICSA and MICPA. Committed and focused, many students have succeeded and achieved high pass rate in Malaysia for the subjects he taught. When Daniel was studying ACCA course, he used BPP study materials as a tool to help him in preparing for his ACCA exams. He was among one of the ACCA Affiliates that passed ACCA Final exam at 1st Attempt. For your information, MUST pass all 4 Final papers in one sitting. Daniel believes that reading beyong lecture notes (ie reading BPP study texts, relevant articles and practise questions from BPP revision kits) has assisted him to PASS ACCA final exam at 1st Attempt. For more than 20 years, Daniel still continue to share his experiences and assists ACCA students to PASS ACCA exams. He has passion and committed to his students. For all these, Daniel’s satisfaction is to see students PASSED ACCA examination. Lastly, Daniel with others ALPs organises ALP’s ACCA Graduation Ceremony for all ACCA Affiliates. This gives ACCA Affiliates, their family members and friends a special occasion to celebrate the achievement gained by the Affiliates. The ALP’s ACCA Graduation Ceremony will be held every 1st Saturday in October. On 7th October 2017 will be the 10th ALP’s ACCA Gradutation Ceremony.
Elaine Low is the Operation Director of Elite International College (EIC). She is widely acknowledged as an expert on management and corporate strategy.
Ms. Elaine has advised top level management in improving the operational systems, processes and policies in support of organizations mission specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning. She also manages and increases the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT and Finance), liaison with Government Authorities, ie. Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), HRDF and oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls. Prior joining EIC, Ms. Elaine served a year in Putra International College as Office Manager and City University of Science and Technology (CUCST) as a Senior Education Counsellor for 4 years.
ctively involved in advisory, investment, capital raising and IPO for the past 20 years and has a deep understanding of the challenges of investing and growing a business.
Prior to setting up Global Bridge, William was a senior finance manager with a Malaysian-owned London-based financing and property investment company. His duties including raising fund for company's projects and managing the company's fund in London, UK. Prior to that, he was head of treasury department of a reputable PLC in Malaysia with RM200 million funds.
A Chartered Accountant registered with Malaysia Institute of Accountants, William was always keen to expand his horizons and quickly took up his first opportunity to set up Global Bridge Management Sdn Bhd – a small network of professionals specializing in management consulting and financial advisory services in year 2003.
Impressed with the way that the network had grown, along with its reputation for delivering industry leading results for clients, in 2006 William set up www.CAPITAL.com.my, an Entrepreneur-Investor matching platform which quickly became the leading alternative funding source for startups and SMEs in Malaysia with large pool of registered investors.
In 2015, William was appointed by MDec, a government agency in multimedia development, as commercial mentor and assessor to its grant recipients, and he is also panel advisor to CEDAR (Centre for Entrepreneur Development and Research), SME Bank of Malaysia.
In 2016, Global Bridge Capital Inc (GBC) was setup to tap into USA capital market. GBC operates as a capital advisory and financial services company. The Company offers IPO advisory, crowd-funding, M&A, capital raising, investment banking, asset management, and financing services to clients in SEA and China.
In 2018, William sold his stake in GBC inc and setup GB Synergy Holdings Pte Ltd in Singapore to venture into crypto related investment and services.