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Company Name

Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Incorporated

October 2013

Representative Director

Abdul Hakim Sahidi

Description of Business

Education in science and technology, human resource development, research, planning and consulting for start-ups, etc.

LOCATION

Level 32, Menara Allianz Sentral, 203 Jalan Tun Sambanthan,50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

TEAM

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Managing Director

Abdul Hakim Sahidi B.Eng.
Electronic System

Abdul Hakim Bin Sahidi received his Bachelor Degree in Electronic System Engineering from Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM. He is one of the pioneer members at Leave A Nest Malaysia when he joined the company in 2016. His passion is in business and he is a self-made entrepreneur ever since he was a student at the university. His current mission is to nurture more technopreneurs in Malaysia and connect them to a bigger global technopreneurship ecosystem. From 1st May 2019, he was appointed as the first local Managing Director in Leave a Nest Malaysia with strong passion to create more localized programs in Malaysia, to contribute to the growth of the country and the world.

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Director

Dr. Kihoko Tokue Ph.D.
in Science

Dr. Tokue is Founder of Leave a Nest Malaysia, and Managing Director of Leave a Nest Singapore. She was born in Tokyo but raised in Southeast Asia, studied bachelor degree in America and then moved to Australia for Master and PhD degree carrying out field work. Currently she is creating platform in ASEAN to nurture the next generation innovators, startups involving business development partners from industry. Her dream is to one day bring a change to a world with advancement of science and technology with true understanding and appreciation for nature.

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Director

Yukihiro Maru Ph.D.
in Agriculture

Dr. Maru is the founder and CEO of Leave a Nest Group. He earned a Doctorate degree at the Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He founded Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. in 2002, which became a leading science bridge communication company in Japan. Dr. Maru is the technical advisor for euglena Co., Ltd. which was listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2014. He is also an innovator who has been involved in launching more than 78 startups including Challenergy, Inc. At the same time, he is holding the role as co-founder of Real Tech Fund and science evangelist of Drone Fund. He is an expert in advising young entrepreneurs in business development and venture spirit. Not limited in Japan, he has taken initiatives expanding his business to the world.

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Director CAO

Nami Akinagae MSc.
in Sustainability Science

Ms. Nami Akinaga is a Director CAO of Leave a Nest Malaysia, and Leave a Nest Singapore. She graduated from The University of Tokyo with a Master degree in Sustainability Science. Her mission is “Maximising the Value of Diversity” . In Leave a Nest, she creates new platforms for the next generation leaders to generate knowledge beyond research field, country and cultural borders. Recently she commits to bridging corporates and startups beyond Japan, Singapore and Malaysia for making opportunities for both parties to create new business globally.

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Staff

Fatin Ilyani Abdul Ghani B.Eng.
Electronic System

Fatin received her Diploma in Electrical (Communication) and Bachelor Degree in Electronic System Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. She joined Leave a Nest since 2016 as an internship student. Currently, in Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., she is a Manager in Education Development Division. Her mission is to enhance Science and Technology education especially to Malaysia’s young generation. So, let’s make Science and Technology education as fun as we explore it.

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Staff

Nurul Syazwani Ahmad Sabri Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy

Syazwani received her first degree in Bachelor Science majoring in Microbiology from Universiti Sains Malaysia and then pursue to Master in Philosophy at Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM focusing in Biomedical Engineering. Upon completion, she continued to Doctor in Philosophy with research interest in Agriculture and Soil Science. At Leave a Nest Malaysia, Syazwani is with the Research Development Division. She is passionate in discovering, conducting and consulting research project that could be conducted in the Nest-Bio Venture Lab.  

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Staff

Idarahayu Ayob MSc.
in Technology and Innovation Management

Idarahayu received her Master in Technology and Innovation Management from Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM. She completed her first degree in Information Technology (majoring in Artificial Intelligence). Prior to joining Leave a Nest Malaysia, she had served a government agency and actively involved in the bridging programs between academia and industry, and facilitated research encouragement funds in new technology. She’s also an industry advisor for several universities and regulatory bodies in Malaysia. Her interest is in the application of scientific 3D visualization, drone, virtual reality, and developing new talents in science and technology field.

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Staff

Nur Ahmad Zaim Hussin B.Eng.
Electronic System

Ahmad Zaim Hussin received his Diploma in Electrical (Communication) Engineering from UTM and Bachelor Degree in Electronic System Engineering from Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM. Before joining Leave a Nest Malaysia, he was an RF Optimization Engineer. At Leave a Nest Malaysia, Zaim is with Strategy Development Division. He is interested in Internet of Things (IOT), Smart Farming and  agriculture technology.