3. What do you think about the start-up environment in Malaysia and more specifically in your sector?
We believe that the start-up environment in Malaysia is still in its infancy and has huge growth opportunities.
Being at the crossroads of Southeast Asia with a strong connection both linguistically and culturally, Malaysia can be the catalyst for the growth of the start-up environment especially when it comes to the Muslim community which is where GFlex40 comes in.
4. What is the most critical initiative you are working on now and how do plan on achieving it?
Over the past 2 years, GFlex40 has been working closely with BNM and a number of strategic partners to create Malaysia’s first digital takaful company. We have put in place many of the building blocks and as a first step towards achieving our goal will be entering the market by Q1 2021 with a strong partner to carry product risk and a healthy distribution network already established. Unfortunately, to share more, you would need to become a shareholder! Ha ha ha!
5. Would you like to share any personal experiences of your life in Malaysia?
I am a Malaysian and enjoy living in Malaysia. While my wife and I have spent more than a decade living and working abroad in South America, Europe, and Indonesia, Malaysia is where we feel that we truly belong. The lure of Roti Canai and Mutton curry was just too much to resist for long and we decided to come home to enjoy that under the sunny skies of Malaysia.