Great Minds of Today, Are the Leaders of Tomorrow

The IMechE Leadership Conference is a one day conference focusing solely on three pillars: Leadership and Strategy, Entrepreneurialism and Networking.

Our Honorable Speakers

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah


Founder and Chairman, Sunway Group
Founding Trustee, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation

Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO is the founder and chairman of Sunway Group, one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates with core interests in property, construction, healthcare, retail and hospitality. Its 12 business divisions span 50 locations worldwide and is supported by a 16,000-strong workforce. The visionary leader is also the founding trustee of Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, Malaysia’s largest education-focused social enterprise. Tan Sri has been conferred 10 honorary doctorates by world-renowned institutions and was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) by the Prime Minister of Australia. His lifelong dedication for sustainable development is evident in the host of the thriving communities throughout Sunway’s integrated developments and townships totalling 5,000 acres across Malaysia.

Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Vinesh Thiruchelvam

Chairman of IMechE South East Asia Region

Chairman of IMechE South East Asia Region, professional engineering learned society of Institution of Mechanical Engineering, UK. One of the influenced member in professional engineering bodies namely Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), PEng,Institution of Engineering Technology, UK, Member Engineering Council (UK), CEng, Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, Corporate Member, Competent Energy Manager (CEM) – KetthA and Malaysian Energy Professionals Association (MEPA), Associate Member.He is also the Dean of Faculty Computing, Engineering and Technology(FCET) Senior Lecturer in Asia Pacific University, Malaysia. He has acquired PhD in Technology Management Tun Abdul Razak,Malaysia and graduated from Western Michigan University, USA as Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering. He has published major conference publications such as ACEAIT, Seoul, South Korea,UAE MEP Awards, and others. Receipient of UAE MEP Consultancy of The Year, 2010 & 2011.

Shazreeza Abdul Kadir

Group Global Affairs, AirAsia Group Berhad

Shazreeza is an experienced banker with a demonstrated history in Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory and Corporate Strategy specialising in the ASEAN market. Looking for a new challenge, she took the leap and joined AirAsia in July 2018, where she is now responsible to lead the design, advocacy and implementation of policies in aviation, tourism, digital, e-commerce, fintech and any other areas related to AirAsia Group’s business interests in ASEAN. Shazreeza graduated with Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from City University London.

Tee Lin Yik

Ceo and Founder of Tee IP

Mr. Tee Lin Yik holds an honors law degree from the University of London, and a First Class Masters Degree from National University of Malaysia (UKM). He has been conferred as a qualified Intellectual Property Agent by the Malaysian Intellectual Property Office (MyIPO) and was a former member of this regulatory body. He has been involved in multilateral trade agreements on behalf of Malaysia regarding various IP matters and trade agreements during his tenure with MyIPO. He is currently the CEO and founder of TEE IP which has offered quality IP related services for over half a decade with an ever growing client base both domestically and internationally.

Animesh Mukherjee

Chief People Officer of Lazada Malaysia

Animesh is the Chief People Officer of Lazada Malaysia and a passionate advocate for the role of HR in building great companies along with culture, teams and results. With learning & innovation being close to his heart, he has held various roles in his career ranging from being a consultant, P&L Manager, Digital Transformation, HR Head and People Leader. He brings with him over 15 years of HR experience in Consulting & corporate across 2 companies – Aon (Hewitt) & Digi. In Digi, he was responsible for full spectrum HR across Talent Management, Performance & Rewards, Learning, Leadership Development, Recruitment, Employer Branding and HR Ops. In Aon, he was a senior leader for the HR consulting services in countries in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and India. He holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore. Apart from all of the above, he is also a fan of football, Chelsea to be specific and enjoys travelling and taking long drives down Pacific Coast Highway when time permits. His favorite reads range from the Economist, HBR, Daniel Kahnemann.

Leadership and Strategy

Cultivated through Keynote speeches from four prominent speakers in a segment designed to share their working experience, the proven ways in strategizing and tips on leading a business or corporate.

Entrepreneurial Skills

Core ideas and strategies delivered by Keynote speakers to the audience for them to gain insights on next generation entrepreneurial skills as well as how to think intrinsically on making critical decisions.

Corporate Networking

Ideal networking opportunity through engaging sessions among various participants and keynote speakers exchanging ideas and solutions in order to learn ways of doing things or simply to understand others.

IMechE UNITEN Student Chapter

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is an independent professional association and learned society that represents mechanical engineers and the engineering profession. IMechE UNITEN Student Chapter provides important leadership opportunities, indoctrinates experience by being a crew of major events. This is essential as it benefits the students during their working life and provide networking for the students.

Crowned as the overall Best Student Chapter in Malaysia, three times consecutively, four times in total, this prestigious award places the responsibility on our shoulders to improve regional Student Chapters. Recently, we won runner up at the Speak Out for Engineering Global Finals, representing South East Asia. We aspire to lead and bring about more momentous change in our society. 

This year, we are proud and excited to organise the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Leadership Conference. Our goal is to invite top influential speakers to speak at a one day conference to share their experiences and latest development in the corporate world to inspire undergraduates, scholars, engineers and working professionals. Our audience include students from Universiti Tenaga Nasional and nearby universities including UM, UKM and UPM. There will be scholars from JPA, Yayasan Tenaga Nasional, Yayasan Khazanah among many others. We hope through this conference the audience will be inspired and to gain valuable insights, most importantly – to chase their dreams.


Chua yaw long

Event Coordinator



Bhoshaga mitrran

Event Director


Event Vice Director


Honorable Secretary


External Relations Executive 


Multimedia Executive