Family Business Symposium

Sustaining The Family Legacy: How to Successfully Transition Across Generations


Timing, Technique, Coordination. Passing the baton calls for creative strategies to balance these critical elements.

Behind every family business is a story of passion and resilience. Strengthen your story with Taylor’s, a family business education pioneer, as well as family business succession experts and fellow family business owners, as we exchange the best strategies targeting the unique needs of Asian family businesses.



Dato' Loy Teik Ngan (Moderator)

Executive Chairman, Taylor’s Education Group (TEG), Malaysia

Acquiring it in 2001, TEG is today the leading education group in Malaysia with operations in Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. He also holds the position of President of Family Business Network Asia, an organization for families in business.

Dr Marta Widz

Family Silver Institute


A renowned leader, mentor, and professor in the field of family business specialising in governance, sustainability, purposeful ownership, and wealth. Dr Marta is recognised as a Top 100 Family Influencer by Family Capital, has been induced into the Family Business Hall of Fame, and has affiliations with prestigious institutions like INSEAD, the University of Vermont and the Stewardship Asia Centre. With a diverse educational background and global citizenship, Dr Marta is passionate about education and believes in its transformative power.

Alvin Yap

Managing Director, A.D. Financial Group

A strong believer of “Preservation First, Accumulation Second” and “Distribution Last”, Alvin injects a fresh perspective on how wealth and family values can be preserved for many generations in Asian families. With expertise in Business Succession Planning, Alvin advises family business owners and founders from around the world while focusing on Multi Family Office Advisory to preserve their hard-earned wealth for future generations.

David Harland

Executive Chairman, FINH, Australia


David is a renowned family business consultant with over 20 years of experience in the family business sector (40 years including finance). He works closely with families throughout South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand who need non-family and independent expertise in intergenerational stewardship transitions, family governance structures – including single family office and business/investment decision making structures and processes.

Dr Johnben Loy

Founder & Clinical Director, Rekindle Centre for Systemic Therapy, Malaysia

Dr Johnben provides executive coaching and family business advisory services. His expertise includes conflicts in family businesses, leadership stress and expat family adjustments. Dr Johnben is also a second-generation member of a three-generation family business. Dr Johnben is a Certified Forum Facilitator for YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) and was also the Founding President of the Malaysian Marriage and Family Therapy Association.

Avis Ng Weng Suan

Clinician/Therapist, Rekindle Centre for Systemic Therapy, Malaysia

Extensive experience as a Stress Counsellor for International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, providing crisis, trauma, and stress counselling and workshops to international staff and delegates from national offices in Geneva, Philippines, and Indonesia. Licensed & Registered Professional Counsellor (KB06250, PA05691) with a Master's in Counselling and a Bachelor's in Psychology.

Datin Yap Shin Siang

Group CEO, YYC, Malaysia


Datin Shin has over 20 years of professional experience in public accounting, tax, and business advisory. Being the second generation in the family business, she has grown a team of 30 staff to an 800-strong team which is trusted by 10,000 entrepreneurs. Under her leadership, YYC today is ranked among the top 10 accountancy firms by size and can rival the Big Four locally. 




8 September 2023



Pavilion Ballroom, Level 7,
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur



9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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