Chamber News

Announcing the BMCC’s Board of Directors for 2024

The British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Berhad (BMCC) conducted its 6th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 28 June 2024 at the BMCC Office @ Menara IQ.

The AGM began with an official opening by Interim Chairman, Mak Joon Nien, the Managing Director & CEO of Standard Chartered Malaysia, where he presented the Chamber’s overview for 2023 – from its financial position to key highlights.

“Amid evolving business landscapes, the increase in membership, stable financial results, and the continued support received, highlight the substantial value we continue to provide our members, aiding their business needs through our four pillars of services.”

In 2023, BMCC demonstrated strong membership growth, having welcomed 44 new corporate members and retained 86% of the existing members, bringing our total membership to 250 by the end of the year, up from 240 at the end of 2022.

“2023 was a year of grandeur as we celebrated the Chamber’s 60th Anniversary, marking six decades of the UK-Malaysia Business Excellence. Throughout the year, we organised 32 member-focused, impactful events including networking sessions, roundtable discussions, forums, and webinars, all designed to enhance the experience of our valued members.”

Please refer to BMCC Annual Report 2023 for more highlights.

Re-elected Board Members

During the AGM, the following Board Members were re-elected for another term:

  • Andrew Diamond, CEO, Asset Data Solutions Sdn Bhd
  • Prof. Mushtak Al-Atabi, CEO & Provost, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Vinod Narayanan, Country President, AstraZeneca Malaysia

Elected as Office-Bearers

BOD_Mak Joon Nien


Mak Joon Nien
Managing Director & CEO, Standard Chartered
Bank Malaysia Berhad


Deputy Chair

Nik Tasha Nik Kamaruddin
Chief Brand Strategy Officer, Sunway Group

BOD_Omar Siddiq

Deputy Chair

Dato’ Omar Siddiq
CEO, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

Congratulations to Mak Joon Nien for taking on a new role as Chairman and to Dato’ Omar Siddiq for taking on the role of Co-Deputy Chair. Dato’ Omar will be serving alongside Co-Deputy Chair, Nik Tasha Nik Kamaruddin.

“The past three months as Interim Chairman of the BMCC have been incredibly fulfilling and enriching. The BMCC Board of Directors is a close-knit group with a strong sense of purpose and dedication to the Chamber’s mission. During my tenure, I have witnessed firsthand the positive impact our efforts have had on fostering bilateral trade between the UK and Malaysia.

We have a formidable Board representing the very best of Malaysia and UK businesses. As Chairman, I am eager to build on this momentum and collaborate closely with our highly capable and experienced BMCC Board Members, Committee and Network Chairs, and the Executive Office. Together, we will work tirelessly to enhance the experience and success of our members, drive strategic initiatives, and create new opportunities for collaboration. My goal is to ensure that the Chamber continues to serve as a vital platform for UK and Malaysian businesses to prosper, ultimately strengthening the economic ties and relationship between our two countries.” – Mak Joon Nien, Chairman of the BMCC

Warm Welcome to our New Board Members Elected at the AGM


Dato’ Yong Yoon Li, DPMS
Managing Director, Royal Selangor

Yoon Li manages and oversees the operations of an international pewter manufacturing and retail company while sitting on the boards of its Malaysian and international entities. He contributes to long-term business strategies and succession planning alongside professional managers and family members. With his experience in the motorsports and automotive industries, he founded a boutique sports car manufacturer. Yoon Li has held various leadership roles in the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Family Business Network Asia, and the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers. His educational background includes studying at St John’s Institution, Haileybury, the University of Birmingham, and IMD in Switzerland.


Andrew Philp
Executive Director, APAC, activpayroll

Andrew has been a qualified accountant since 2014, with extensive experience in Big 4 consultancy firms, specialising in Private Equity Performance Improvement and the integration of acquired businesses. His career has taken him across the UK, USA, UAE, Sweden, and Southeast Asia, providing a diverse and global perspective on business operations and financial management.


Luke Joseph
Head of Country, bp Malaysia

Luke has over 25 years of experience and has worked in the IT, Supply Chain/Logistics, and Oil & Gas industries completing a variety of management roles within Procurement and Supply Chain. Luke holds a BEng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. He is a certified Prince 2 Practitioner and has a Green Belt in Six Sigma.


Nic Chambers
Managing Director, Michael Page

Nic’s background is in leadership and talent management. He has demonstrated the ability to develop, implement, and communicate strategies that drive business success while ensuring employee well-being is appropriately managed. His experience in both British and Malaysian employment markets provides him with insights into the cultural nuances and business practices of both regions, enabling him to bridge gaps and foster stronger bilateral relations.


Tsen Yeoh
Director, YTL Construction

Tsen has spent almost ten years pursuing education and a career in architecture in the UK, and has a strong understanding of the significance of the UK-Malaysia relationship. She leads the Design Group in the design and implementation of a range of projects, including masterplans, infrastructure, property development, hotels, and resorts.

We Thank and Bid Farewell to the Following Board Members

We express our highest gratitude to the following former board members for their invaluable service and experienced contributions. As they step down and their skills are directed to areas where they are needed more, the BMCC is sad to see them go but wishes them the best in their future opportunities.

  • Bill Addington, Managing Director, TechSol Sdn Bhd
  • Mohamad Hanif Hashim, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Petrofac

Current Board Members of the BMCC

  • Mak Joon Nien, BMCC Chairman and Managing Director & CEO, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad
  • Nik Tasha Nik Kamaruddin, BMCC Deputy Chair and Chief Brand Strategy Officer, Sunway Group
  • Dato’ Omar Siddiq, BMCC Deputy Chair and CEO, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
  • Andrew Diamond, Member of the BMCC Finance Committee, CEO, Asset Data Solutions Sdn Bhd
  • Andrew Philp, Member of the BMCC Finance Committee, Executive Director, APAC, activpayroll
  • Anthony John Partington, CEO, XCL Education Malaysia
  • Luke Joseph, Head of Country, bp Malaysia
  • Martin Haeger MBE, Director, HL Design Group Sdn Bhd
  • Prof. Mushtak Al-Atabi, CEO & Provost, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Nic Chambers, Managing Director, Michael Page
  • Ryan Telling, Regional Sales Manager – Southeast Asia, Bowers Group
  • Soo Hoo Khoon Yean, Member of the BMCC Finance Committee, Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Malaysia
  • Tsen Yeoh, Director, YTL Construction
  • Vinod Narayanan, Country President, AstraZeneca Malaysia
  • Dato’ Yong Yoon Li, DPMS, Managing Director, Royal Selangor
  • Ex- officio Richard Colley, Country Director, Department of Business and Trade, British High Commission
  • Ex- officio Jazreel Goh MBE, Director, British Council Malaysia
  • Jennifer Lopez, CEO, British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce

We look forward to working with this new board to advance the Chamber’s future for the benefit of our members and stakeholders.

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