Ooi Kee Beng
Ooi Kee Beng was born and raised in Penang. Educated at La Salle School (Air Itam) and St Xavier’s Institution, he did his A-levels at Methodist High School. After three years as sub-editor for The Star and The Straits Echo, he left to study, work and live in Sweden. His PhD from Stockholm University is in Sinology, on political philosophy. Prior to his appointment as the Executive Director of Penang Institute, he was the Deputy Director of ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore. He is founding-editor of ISEAS Perspective, ISEAS Monitor and ISSUES – Penang Institute’s series of discussion e-briefs, and is a columnist for The Edge Malaysia.
Sheryl Teoh Chiau Yin
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Linfield College, a liberal arts college in the United States, and majored in History with a focus on Classical Greece and Rome. Her interests include the study of philosophy as well as a range of humanities and socio-political issues.
Rachel Yeoh is an Assistant Editor for Penang Monthly and a former journalist. For the sake of work-life balance, she disengages herself from the screen after hours to engage in the world of performing arts.
Iylia De Silva
She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from University of London.
He graduated from the University of Malaya with a bachelor’s degree in International and Strategic Studies. Prior to joining Penang Institute, he was an anti-money laundering analyst at an international financial institution. His research interest includes foreign policy, border security, counter-terrorism and regionalism.
Nic Lee hails from Penang and has lived all his life in Kampung Siam, Pulau Tikus. A former Xaverian, he received his Diploma in Graphic Design at the Malaysian Institute of Art. With a working experience of almost 20 years, the former art director at INTACT’s works include numerous annual reports of public-listed companies (Texchem Group, MSC Group) as well as newsletters, magazines (Texview, IPeople News, Essenze) and brochures. He has also worked on many campaigns for Venessa Diamonds and has designed logos for Dreamz Foundation’s Rhapsody des Reves charity event in 2004, Slippery Senoritas club, DK Group, BayAvenue, BayStar, BayGarden, The Oasis, Arte @ Kuchai Lama and SERA Putrajaya Precinct 8.
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