Program Director, Proficeo Consultants
Johan has been in the Technology, Investment and Entrepreneurship ecosystem for over 20 years. An entrepreneur since the age of 12, he was an Information Systems Engineering student at Imperial College London, MBA at Charles Sturt University Australia and various other Venture Capital courses. He was a founder, partner and simultaneously held management roles in multiple companies and industries well over two decades, making his skill set, network and experience cover a diversity that’s too long to list.
He spent over five years since 2004, evaluating over a 1000 innovation business ideas as the Senior Investment Manager with Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (wholly funded under the Ministry of Finance), which provides grant funding to technology entrepreneurs. He was also a former Council & Special Committee Member for Technopreneurs Association Malaysia (TeAM). He was also one of the lead facilitators for the TN50 Ideation Labs under the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as well as involved in the Bumiputra Economic Transformation Program (BETR 2.0) under Teraju and Insken.
He’s currently the Head of Ecosystem & Partnerships with Proficeo Consultants, known for the highly successful Coach & Grow Programme, where he is now a Master Coach, training entrepreneurs and mentoring multiple companies since 2010. This also led him to other roles as coach for the APICTA Awards, the Global Cleantech Innovation Program (GCIP) under MIGHT in 2016 and is now Program Manager for the Structured Coaching Program for both the new CIP300 and DEQ800 funds under Cradle Fund and also the Program Director for the MDEC E-Usahawan CGP Level Up Program covering micro and small businesses.
He is also a committee member in the Malaysian Association of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs (MAAYE) under the auspices of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and an association part of the larger 10 country ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Association (AYEA).