Raymond’s entrepreneurial knowledge and insights are distilled from his 21-year exposure in the corporate arena and hands-on experience as a dealmaker in both local and foreign corporate environments, which include Fortune 500 as well as public-listed companies.
Raymond graduated from City & East London College in Optics and worked for Dollond & Aitchison (UK), the largest optical house in Europe with over 600 branches in the UK; he also worked in For Eyes, the fastest-growing optical chain in the UK during the late 80’s and also the first optical house to go for public listing. Shortly after returning to Malaysia in the 1990’s, Raymond shifted focus from the optical industry and he started his own Construction and Interior Design company.
In 1997, Raymond was Corporate Projects Director of a multinational development company with projects in Australia, China, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. His portfolio covered the group’s construction subsidiaries in Malaysia with the brief to coordinate with key personnel to identify and negotiate corporate level contracts in Malaysia.
Raymond started EMasters with Shoi in 2002 and successfully turned EMasters into a profitable company in 2007. He is currently responsible for the development of EMasters and its suite of online media services. Raymond also writes articles in his blog, On The Road Less Traveled.
Raymond was also the Mind Coach (non-technical) for the Malaysian Chess Team. However, Raymond’s favorite game remains bridge.