Of Lions & Leadership

The Conference Theme

It is often said that the true test of leadership is how well one functions in a crisis. These are, no doubt trying times for many an entrepreneur. We hear of 5-star hotels closing down, airlines laying staff off because operations have grinded to a halt, and multinational companies implementing pay cuts or making staff go on unpaid leave to ease cash flow, just to name a few.

On the other hand, we also know of companies who have weathered the storm unscathed or rebounded strongly from being hit. So, what did they do differently? What does it take to lead in tough times?

The lion is an apex predator known for its survival instincts. It never backs down from a challenge, sometimes even taking on adversaries many times its own size. As the King of Beasts, it is the unmistakable icon of leadership qualities. It is also known to be the protector of its pride. These are the hallmarks of an entrepreneur and business leader.



Exclusive virtual conference via Zoom


Thursday, 25 November 2021

“The lion and the gazelle both know that each time the sun rises on the African savannah, they need to get up and run to survive another day.” – African Proverb

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Founder & CEO SavantGarde

Thomas Yap

Founder & CEO
SavantGarde Learning Solutions PLT

Dato Peter Ng, Founder & CEO UCSI Group Holding Sdn Bhd

Y. Bhg. Dato' Peter T. S. Ng

Founder & CEO
UCSI Group Holdings Sdn. Bhd.

SESSION 1: The Future of Leadership in Post Pandemic Malaysia
YAM Tunku Zain, Founding President IDEAS

YAM Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz

Founding President
Institute of Democracy & Economic Affairs (IDEAS)

SESSION 2: Leadership In Adversity: Give In, Give Up or Give It Your All?
Michael Teoh, Founding CEO, Thriving Talents

Michael Teoh

Founding CEO
Thriving Talents

SESSION 3: Driving a High Performance Workforce In Challenging Times

Alan Cheah

Country General Manager
Carsome Certified


Moderated By:

Dr. K. Y. Woo

Member, Board of Advisors
SavantGarde Learning Solutions PLT


Y. Bhg. Datuk Ruben Emir Gnanalingam

Group MD
Westports Malaysia

Alan Tan

Clinical Director
Marae Aleafia

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  • LION - Leaders' Interactive Open Nexus (Leadership Resources Repository & Network)
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    Y. Bhg. M. Datuk  Dr. Tengku Naufal Tengku Mansor

    Chairman, Board of Advisors
    SavantGarde Learning Solutions PLT


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    Aspire To Inspire Before You Expire

    The SavantGarde Story

    In the year 2000, at the age of 24, a university dropout set out to join the corporate world with one mission in mind – to redeem himself from the disappointment he had been to his family. In his journey in the University of Life, he has had the privilege of meeting many mentors, who have played pivotal roles in making him who he is today. One particular individual planted the seed that making a positive impact in the lives of people mattered more than making money in his mind and, it was at that moment that the SavantGarde dream was born. 17 years down the road, that dream became a reality.

    Since the inception of the firm, SavantGarde’s watchword has always been “Synergy” – not only do we seek to become your partner in organizational learning, we want to synergize with you. In fact, SavantGarde was founded upon the synergy of a vast array of talent and expertise with several decades worth of combined experience.

    At SavantGarde, every facilitator is a subject matter expert in his field and great pains are taken to ensure that each training program is specially crafted to meet your organization’s learning objectives. No program is delivered to the client before it is scrutinized by an expert panel consisting of leading professionals in learning and industry.

    Come partner with us and experience, firsthand, the SavantGarde advantage.



    Exclusive virtual conference via Zoom.

    An email with the Zoom meeting details will be sent to your email address a week before the Conference.

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    Regular Fee

    550.00 MYR

    Registration & full payment are received AT OR AFTER 12mn, 01 October 2021

    Early Bird Special

    350.00 MYR

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    350.00 MYR

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    350.00 MYR

    Registration and payment must be received via the Alumni Secretary / Event Director

    Staff of UCSI Group

    350.00 MYR

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    Any University / College Student

    150.00 MYR

    A valid Student ID will be required as proof. Limited to 20 seats

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    Join us for a walk on the wild side and learn from captains of industry who have stared adversity in the face and proven that their roar is as potent as their bite. Come for a walk with lions!