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Malaysian Association of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs (MAAYE)
Who we are?

Malaysian Association of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs (MAAYE) is a private sector initiative by Malaysian Young Business Leaders below 45 years of age. It functions to activate & connect Malaysian young entrepreneurs with the ASEAN market more affectively through official & regulated channels such as the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council (AYEC). MAAYE promotes empowerment in business skills, regional market insight, services & innovation. Such connectivity will contribute significantly to the strengthening of the ASEAN single market and production base.

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Committee members

MAAYE was founded by Syed Nabil Aljeffri. Through his passion to elevate the youth & have a platform in ASEAN, MAAYE was formed after the inclusion of youth under the economic pillar by ASEAN Leaders in the Bandar Seri Begawan Declaration 2015.

Syed Nabil Aljeffri

Syed Nabil Aljeffri is a lawyer by training who has been active in corporate structuring and acquisition activities for a Private Equity Firm based in Malaysia.


Deborah Melissa Bottreau

Deborah Melissa Bottreau, of French-Argentinian descent is a Graphic Design Graduate from the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. She is the Founder, Managing and Creative Director of Sienna DMB Sdn Bhd, a creative and branding agency based in Malaysia.


Tai Qisheng

Deputy President
He graduated from the University of Sydney with a double major in Finance and Accounting. Since joining GIIB, he has led many business transformations, mainly involving innovation in business models, propelling GIIB to one of the most recognised brand in the rubber industry.


Faddli Attan

Secretary General

Ashveen Sekaran

Having completed his degree and majors in Actuarial Science, Statistics and Finance, Ashveen currently heads the investment wing of SYABS Sdn. Bhd. as the Chief Investment Officer.


Johan Nasir

Committee member
He is one of the founding members and is currently the Secretary of the Super Bikers Club of Malaysia. Former member of organisations such as Porsche Owners Club of Malaysia, Malaysian Venture Capital Association, Exco member of Leaders for Tomorrow (L4T)…


Seamus Yong

Committee member
He graduated from the Swiss Management Forum ( Now The University of Strathclyde Business School of Swiss) with an EMBA.



Committee member
Graduated from Dublin Business School, Republic of Ireland. An Accountant by profession who started his career in an audit firm and then move into the oil and gas industry overseeing Shell Chemicals Seraya, Singapore.


MAAYE is proud to be part of the ASEAN community and representing Malaysia in the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council. This year 2018 we could not be more excited to be on this journey and for the years to come. Let’s celebrate, work together and continue to grow stronger as one.

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