Meet The Judges

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

Ahmad Zakii

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.

Bingley Sim

Bingley Sim is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales “ICAEW” with a Corporate Finance Qualification from ICAEW. Having spent 21 years with CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, Bingley is currently with a boutique advisory firm. Bingley began 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. Bingley had also curated in numerous art exhibitions and is a frequent speaker 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)

MK Goh

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.

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

Ahmad Zakii

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.

Bingley Sim

Bingley Sim is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales “ICAEW” with a Corporate Finance Qualification from ICAEW. Having spent 21 years with CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, Bingley is currently with a boutique advisory firm. Bingley began 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. Bingley had also curated in numerous art exhibitions and is a frequent speaker 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)

MK Goh

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.