Overview of the programme

We are proud to present our ACCA Evening Talk Series 2022: "Young Professionals on Corporate Board is a Game Changer

In today's era, young people can have the most significant impact on changing the world. Companies need to be represented by younger people on their boards, where all key critical decisions are made. Having age diversity in corporate boards is in fact crucial at this stage. Even so, accountants are frequently sought after as boards of directors for their financial expertise. Directors with skills in accounting, financial management, and financial reporting are essential for the board of directors to fulfill its oversight role.

In this 2-hour sharing session in collaboration with the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM), join us to discover the importance of having young people on the corporate board, understand how accountants can be successful boards of directors, and lead the change in the corporate world!

Please RSVP by 21 October 2022 and strictly no walk-in registration.


Date          : 27 October 2022, Thursday

Time         : 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm (registration starts at 2.30 pm)

Venue      : ICDM office, Level 9, Mercu 2 KL Eco City Bangsar, 59200 Kuala Lumpur



1. Limited seats, registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis

2. Light refreshments will be served 


Who should attend

Open to all members, future leaders, and aspiring directors. 



02.30 pm  Registration (light refreshments will be served)

03.00 pm  Welcome remarks from ACCA

03.05 pm  Presentation by ICDM

03.30 pm  Panel Session - "Young Professionals on Corporate Board is a Game Changer”


Megat Solleh bin Haji Azlan, ACCA

Manager, Audit & Assurance – Advisory Services, Deloitte PLT

ACCA Malaysia Young Members’ Network Committee (YMN)



Darren Kong Kam Seong, FCCA, CA(M), CPA (Aus), ICDM(M), MSID, MMIM

Managing Director, Corporate Strategy and Alliance

Fusionex Group


Phoon Yee Min, ACCA, CIA, CA (M), ICDM(M)


MCM International Consultancy PLT


04.50 pm  Q&A session

05.00 pm  End of event


Speakers' profile


Megat Solleh bin Haji Azlan, ACCA

Manager, Audit & Assurance – Advisory Services, Deloitte PLT

ACCA Malaysia Young Members’ Network Committee (YMN)

Megat has over 9 years of experience in the public accounting practice as well as experience in the commercial sector. He has been involved in the audits of public and private companies that operate in various industries including hospitality, oil & gas, manufacturing and retail industries. Commercially, he has served the likes of Malaysia's biggest shipping company (by market capitalization) as well as being the finance and corporate treasury manager for one of the biggest printing companies in Malaysia. Throughout his career journey, he has gained the perspective of a company not just from an accounting perspective, but also from the business' commercial perspective as well. This makes him well-suited in providing services to any company from a holistic point of view.



Darren Kong Kam Seong, FCCA, CA(M), CPA (Aus), ICDM(M), MSID, MMIM

Managing Director, Corporate Strategy and Alliance - Fusionex Group

Darren Kong is currently Managing Director, Corporate Strategy & Alliance of Fusionex Group, an established multi-award winning data technology provider that specialises in Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Prior to venturing into the ICT sector, he held senior management and finance positions in industries covering property development, property management and the automotive industry. His area of work involves various organisations from enterprises to small businesses, establishing partnerships with trade and industrial associations and government agencies. Currently, he is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad, a public listed company in Malaysia and a member of its Audit & Risk Committee and Nominating and Remuneration Committee. Prior to this, he had held directorships in several private and public companies. Darren Kong is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), a member of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM), a global associate member of Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) and an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He graduated from Oxford Brookes University, the United Kingdom with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting and a professional qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He also holds a Certificate in Data Analytics (CertDA) from ACCA, a Certificate in Digital Innovation for Finance (CertDIF) from ACCA, a Certificate in Digital Marketing Specialist from the Malaysian Institute of Management, a Certified Digital Transformation Professional (International Program) from CASUGOL and a Certificate in Google Cloud Big Data & Machine Learning.


Phoon Yee Min, ACCA, CIA, CA (M), ICDM(M)

Partner - MCM International Consultancy PLT

Yee Min had 11 years of experience in leading Audit and Advisory engagements to external clients of KPMG, she is familiar with financial reporting standards and experienced in providing internal audit, risk management and process improvement engagements to clients in various industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceutical, healthcare provider, gaming, hospitality, property development, utility project management, plantation, trading, poultry, as well as education in Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Cambodia. The detailed scope of work for management & risk consulting services includes evaluating, verifying and providing recommendations to Senior Management such as the CEO, COO & CFO to improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal controls and governance processes of the Company. Thereafter, report the outcome of the assessment to the Audit Committee and Board of Directors of the Company. She led internal controls assessment relating to initial public offerings (“IPO”) for clients and developed policies and procedures relating to financial, operational, corporate governance and compliance including ethics and Anti-Corruption Framework for several PLCs. She conducted numerous enterprise risk management workshops and briefing sessions to board committees such as the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Remuneration Committee and Sustainability Committee on topics relating to risk management, corporate governance and sustainability. Her last role held with KPMG was as the Head of the Department and Director of the Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services practice of KPMG Management & Risk Consulting Sdn Bhd. During her 6 years of commercial tenure, she had 3 years of experience as the cost controller of a Business Unit in an American multinational computer technology company and 3 years of experience as the in-house Chief Internal Auditor for a Malaysian public-listed company. Yee Min is currently a Partner of MCM International Consultancy PLT, a consulting firm that provides outsourced enterprise risk management services, due diligence services, business proposals, policies and procedures establishment, corporate governance and compliance services. She is also the INED of Mi Technovation Berhad (Main Market), GUH Holdings Berhad (Main Market) and Coraza Integrated Technology Berhad (Ace Market). She is an active Toastmasters member, and she was awarded the Area Toastmasters of the Year for the 2015/2016 session.