Meet The Judges

We are pleased to introduce our panel of diverse and experienced judges.

MK Goh
Chief Executive Officer, Karex Berhad

Goh Miah Kiat is the Chief Executive Officer of Karex Berhad, the World’s Largest Condom Maker. He has been overseeing the expansion of the Karex’s manufacturing capacity and foray into the branded segment of the condom industry since the Group’s listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2013.Karex’s expansion has been supplemented by an emphasis on innovation, which can be observed through its new product developments and unorthodox marketing strategies that have allowed it to venture into broader markets and undertake a series of bold brand acquisitions. As a result, Karex presently exports to over 130 countries worldwide and its rapidly growing own brand segment is enabling the Group to move up the value chain and closer to its end users. MK was also named winner of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2016 Malaysia award.
Dubbed ‘The Condom King, MK and his wife, Jennifer are avid art collectors.

Bingley Sim
Art Collector, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad

Bingley Sim is an investment banker with CIMB Investment Bank Berhad and is currently heading the Private Client Solutions unit within the Private Banking Department. He is an independent director of a listed property developer and a member of the Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia. Bingley started collecting art in 2004. His collection of contemporary malaysian art focuses especially on emerging local painters and sculptors. A well-known patron of the local art scene, Bingley is one of the founding members of the Malaysian Art Friends group (2009) and had been involved in many fundraising art activities. He is also one of the Patrons for Art Jakarta 2019. Bingley had curated in numerous art exhibitions on collecting Malaysian contemporary art. He has a passion for cooking and in 1994, co-wrote a book “How to Run Your Own Restaurant” (Kogan Page, UK).

Nizam Rahmat
Chief Executive Officer, Segaris Art Center

Nizam Rahmat is the Chief Executive Officer of Segaris Art Center. Formerly he was Head of Art Management at Galeri Petronas. Nizam obtained his master degree in Art & Design – Fine Arts & Technology from UiTM. He began his career in advertising, garnering awards for his designs. He is part of the jury for National Annual Corporate Report Awards (NACRA) for the Best Design in Annual Report category. He has managed numerous art projects, including Jalaini Abu Hassan’s Dato Rock, Art Printing Works, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2014) and Matahati ke Matadunia: Malaysia Contemporary Art to the World, Los Angeles, USA (2009). He is also a practicing artist – he has shown locally and internationally in group exhibitions such as Two Methods – Collage & Assemblage, Galeri Seni – Muzium Pendidikan Nasional UPSI, Perak, Malaysia (2018); Transit A1, HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2017); and Cannot Be Bo(a)rdered, Urban Art Fair @ Espace Commines, Paris, France (2017), Urbanscapes @ Urbanscapes House, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2016), Aliwal Urban Art Festival @ Aliwal Art Centre, Singapore (2016).

Dr Syed Alwi
Head of Department, Faculty of Art & Design
Universiti Teknologi MARA Seri Iskandar, Perak

Dr. Syed Alwi Syed Abu Bakar is presently a senior lecturer and Head of Faculty of Art and Design, Seri Iskandar at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak. Dr. Syed begun exhibiting his artwork in 1994 in Terengganu. He reigned The Philip Morris of Companies Malaysia Art Award from 1997 to 1998 and progressed to an MA show in the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. He has conducted previous exhibitions in Indonesia and Thailand. He gained his PhD (Visual Art) at the Universiti of Malaya (UM) in 2017.

Dr Jamil Mat Isa
Deputy Dean, Student Welfare
Faculty of Art & Design
Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam

Born in 1967 in Penang, Jamil Mat Isa studied printmaking from (then) MARA Institute of Technology (ITM) and Birmingham Institute of Art (BIAD) before pursuing his PhD in Art and Design at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam. His works have been widely exhibited locally; including two solo exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur and Penang and internationally. He publishes articles in numerous art exhibitions and specializes in serigraphy techniques. Dr Jamil curates and currently teaches at the Faculty of Art & Design, UiTM Shah Alam.

Liu Cheng Hua
Acting Head of Department, Fine Art
Malaysian Institute of Art

Liu Cheng Hua is currently a Acting Head of Fine Art Department, Malaysian Institute of Art. He received his Master of Education (Arts) and Bachelor of Art Education with Honours in 2009 and 2012 respectively from Sultan Idris University of Education (UPSI), Malaysia. Liu formerly served as Part-time Lecturer and Internal Assessor for Diploma in Fine Art programme, National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage, ASWARA in 2012-2013. Liu was the Malaysian delegate to ASEAN Art Management Series in the Creative Industry in Manila, Philippines in 2010 and ASEAN Youth Art Camp, Singapore in 2014. Besides lecturing, Liu among other Southeast Asian contemporary artists to exhibit at “Secret Archipelago”, Palais de Tokyo Museum, Paris which brought over under National Heritage Board of Singapore in 2015. Throughout his career, Liu has produce artworks for exhibition in Malaysia and abroad and won several awards and recognitions. He exhibited his artworks in France, Monaco, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Mauritius, Italy and United Kingdom. His artwork was collected by the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Tan Sri Kuok Hock Nien and private.

Ahmad Zakii
Professional Artist

Born in 1955 in Johor Bahru, Ahmad Zakii started his career as a graphic artist by creating advertisements. A prominent alumnus of UiTM’s School of Art & Design, Ahmad Zakii pursued his passion for arts where he continued to build his name and apply his technicality mastery. Known as “Zakii” pieces, they demonstrate diverse techniques: charcoal in oil paint has become a concrete stance thanks to his pieces and realistic portraits. Renowned for capturing the cinematography and psychological dimensions of his pieces, his fascination and intriguing interest for the spiritual or metaphysical aspects of the urban life can be seen through his use of symbols and allegories. Ahmad Zakii’s pieces are exhibited widely across the globe – including universities, buildings and prominent galleries in New York, Singapore, Thailand and across Europe.

Johan Ishak
Chief Executive Officer
Media Prima TV Networks

Johan bin Mohamed Ishak, aged 43, male, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Media Prima Television Networks (MPTN) in 2 October 2017. He is responsible for the overall operations of MPTN and to strengthen its core businesses while pursuing new business opportunities in-line with Media Prima’s long-term growth strategies. Johan oversees Media Prima’s TV3, ntv7, 8TV, TV9, tonton, xtra and the home-shopping business CJ WOW Shop. Johan is a graduate of Monash University, Australia, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting. He is also a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). Before MPTN, Johan was the CEO of MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd since 2012, a government investment arm for the Malaysian creative industry. During his tenure at MyCreative Ventures, Johan also became a founding member of the pioneering team for arts platform R!UH as well as the creative industry think-tank, Cultural Economy Development Agency (Cendana). Johan was formerly the General Manager at the Group Finance Department in Media Prima between 2009 to 2012 where he oversaw Financial Reporting, Financial Strategy, Budgeting, Taxation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring and Project Feasibility. He also served as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International and Head of Financial Accounting at Petronas Group of Companies. He currently chairs Creative Content Association Malaysia (CCAM) and myFreeview coalition of Digital TV broadcasters. Previously, he sat on the Board of the Malaysian National Art Gallery,Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM) as well as Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (MVCA). Occasionally, Johan also lectures Consultancy courses at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

We are pleased to introduce our panel of diverse and experienced judges.

MK Goh
Chief Executive Officer
Karex Berhad

Goh Miah Kiat is the Chief Executive Officer of Karex Berhad, the World’s Largest Condom Maker. He has been overseeing the expansion of the Karex’s manufacturing capacity and foray into the branded segment of the condom industry since the Group’s listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 2013.Karex’s expansion has been supplemented by an emphasis on innovation, which can be observed through its new product developments and unorthodox marketing strategies that have allowed it to venture into broader markets and undertake a series of bold brand acquisitions. As a result, Karex presently exports to over 130 countries worldwide and its rapidly growing own brand segment is enabling the Group to move up the value chain and closer to its end users. MK was also named winner of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2016 Malaysia award.
Dubbed ‘The Condom King, MK and his wife, Jennifer are avid art collectors.

Bingley Sim
Art Collector
CIMB Investment Bank Berhad

Bingley Sim is an investment banker with CIMB Investment Bank Berhad and is currently heading the Private Client Solutions unit within the Private Banking Department. He is an independent director of a listed property developer and a member of the Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia. Bingley started collecting art in 2004. His collection of contemporary malaysian art focuses especially on emerging local painters and sculptors. A well-known patron of the local art scene, Bingley is one of the founding members of the Malaysian Art Friends group (2009) and had been involved in many fundraising art activities. He is also one of the Patrons for Art Jakarta 2019. Bingley had curated in numerous art exhibitions on collecting Malaysian contemporary art. He has a passion for cooking and in 1994, co-wrote a book “How to Run Your Own Restaurant” (Kogan Page, UK).

Nizam Rahmat
Chief Executive Officer
Segaris Art Center

Nizam Rahmat is the Chief Executive Officer of Segaris Art Center. Formerly he was Head of Art Management at Galeri Petronas. Nizam obtained his master degree in Art & Design – Fine Arts & Technology from UiTM. He began his career in advertising, garnering awards for his designs. He is part of the jury for National Annual Corporate Report Awards (NACRA) for the Best Design in Annual Report category. He has managed numerous art projects, including Jalaini Abu Hassan’s Dato Rock, Art Printing Works, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2014) and Matahati ke Matadunia: Malaysia Contemporary Art to the World, Los Angeles, USA (2009). He is also a practicing artist – he has shown locally and internationally in group exhibitions such as Two Methods – Collage & Assemblage, Galeri Seni – Muzium Pendidikan Nasional UPSI, Perak, Malaysia (2018); Transit A1, HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2017); and Cannot Be Bo(a)rdered, Urban Art Fair @ Espace Commines, Paris, France (2017), Urbanscapes @ Urbanscapes House, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2016), Aliwal Urban Art Festival @ Aliwal Art Centre, Singapore (2016).

Dr Syed Alwi
Head of Department
Faculty of Art & Design
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Seri Iskandar, Perak

Dr. Syed Alwi Syed Abu Bakar is presently a senior lecturer and Head of Faculty of Art and Design, Seri Iskandar at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak. Dr. Syed begun exhibiting his artwork in 1994 in Terengganu. He reigned The Philip Morris of Companies Malaysia Art Award from 1997 to 1998 and progressed to an MA show in the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. He has conducted previous exhibitions in Indonesia and Thailand. He gained his PhD (Visual Art) at the Universiti of Malaya (UM) in 2017.

Dr Jamil Mat Isa
Deputy Dean, Student Welfare
Faculty of Art & Design
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Shah Alam

Born in 1967 in Penang, Jamil Mat Isa studied printmaking from (then) MARA Institute of Technology (ITM) and Birmingham Institute of Art (BIAD) before pursuing his PhD in Art and Design at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam. His works have been widely exhibited locally; including two solo exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur and Penang and internationally. He publishes articles in numerous art exhibitions and specializes in serigraphy techniques. Dr Jamil curates and currently teaches at the Faculty of Art & Design, UiTM Shah Alam.

Liu Cheng Hua
Acting Head of Department
Fine Art
Malaysian Institute of Art

Liu Cheng Hua is currently a Acting Head of Fine Art Department, Malaysian Institute of Art. He received his Master of Education (Arts) and Bachelor of Art Education with Honours in 2009 and 2012 respectively from Sultan Idris University of Education (UPSI), Malaysia. Liu formerly served as Part-time Lecturer and Internal Assessor for Diploma in Fine Art programme, National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage, ASWARA in 2012-2013. Liu was the Malaysian delegate to ASEAN Art Management Series in the Creative Industry in Manila, Philippines in 2010 and ASEAN Youth Art Camp, Singapore in 2014. Besides lecturing, Liu among other Southeast Asian contemporary artists to exhibit at “Secret Archipelago”, Palais de Tokyo Museum, Paris which brought over under National Heritage Board of Singapore in 2015. Throughout his career, Liu has produce artworks for exhibition in Malaysia and abroad and won several awards and recognitions. He exhibited his artworks in France, Monaco, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Mauritius, Italy and United Kingdom. His artwork was collected by the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Tan Sri Kuok Hock Nien and private.

Johan Ishak
Chief Executive Officer
Media Prima TV Networks

Johan bin Mohamed Ishak, aged 43, male, a Malaysian, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Media Prima Television Networks (MPTN) in 2 October 2017. He is responsible for the overall operations of MPTN and to strengthen its core businesses while pursuing new business opportunities in-line with Media Prima’s long-term growth strategies. Johan oversees Media Prima’s TV3, ntv7, 8TV, TV9, tonton, xtra and the home-shopping business CJ WOW Shop. Johan is a graduate of Monash University, Australia, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting. He is also a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). Before MPTN, Johan was the CEO of MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd since 2012, a government investment arm for the Malaysian creative industry. During his tenure at MyCreative Ventures, Johan also became a founding member of the pioneering team for arts platform R!UH as well as the creative industry think-tank, Cultural Economy Development Agency (Cendana). Johan was formerly the General Manager at the Group Finance Department in Media Prima between 2009 to 2012 where he oversaw Financial Reporting, Financial Strategy, Budgeting, Taxation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring and Project Feasibility. He also served as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International and Head of Financial Accounting at Petronas Group of Companies. He currently chairs Creative Content Association Malaysia (CCAM) and myFreeview coalition of Digital TV broadcasters. Previously, he sat on the Board of the Malaysian National Art Gallery,Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM) as well as Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (MVCA). Occasionally, Johan also lectures Consultancy courses at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

Ahmad Zakii
Professional Artist

Born in 1955 in Johor Bahru, Ahmad Zakii started his career as a graphic artist by creating advertisements. A prominent alumnus of UiTM’s School of Art & Design, Ahmad Zakii pursued his passion for arts where he continued to build his name and apply his technicality mastery. Known as “Zakii” pieces, they demonstrate diverse techniques: charcoal in oil paint has become a concrete stance thanks to his pieces and realistic portraits. Renowned for capturing the cinematography and psychological dimensions of his pieces, his fascination and intriguing interest for the spiritual or metaphysical aspects of the urban life can be seen through his use of symbols and allegories. Ahmad Zakii’s pieces are exhibited widely across the globe – including universities, buildings and prominent galleries in New York, Singapore, Thailand and across Europe.

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