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Meet Our Agile Coaches and Trainers In Malaysia
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SAMUEL LOH - SENIOR AGILE COACH

Samuel’s roots in salesmanship has helped him to understand the challenges faced by front liners and those on the field when it comes to chasing goals and achieving targets. He is currently an agile coach, trainer and facilitator for agile related competencies and team collaboration disciplines.

With more than 16 years of working in global and regional financial institutions, Samuel is able to tap into a plethora of experiences in sharing, connecting and motivating people. Based on his positive experience on the agile way of working in his previous organizations, he started embarking on his quest to share his knowledge on Agile with others. His experience as a retail bank branch manager has also given him exposure as a community leader and financial services consultant.

Samuel is also trained in Solution-Focused Coaching and applies this school of technique while dealing with his coachees and interacting with trainees.

Samuel Loh is a certified Agile Coach and a registered HRDCorp trainer.

  • SCRUM
  • KANBAN & LEAN
  • DESIGN THINKING
  • SOLUTION FOCUSED COACHING
  • TRAINING & WORKSHOP FACILITATION
  • LEADERSHIP
  • TEAM PERFORMANCE
  • AGILE LEADERSHIP
Paul Hutton Principal Agile Consultant
PAUL HUTTON - CO-FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Paul is a Principal Consultant and the co-founder of Ekipa Consultancy in Singapore, and is a facilitator of Agile, Project Management and Business Analysis programs throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

A seasoned professional with more than 20 year’s expertise in the field of organizational change, facilitating learning events, change workshops and organizational assessments around Product Development and Process Improvement.

As a agile coach he has extensive experience as a catalyst for organizational transformation, and clients he has worked with include leading global organizations like Standard Chartered Bank, ExxonMobil, Barclays, Shell, Credit Suisse, Microsoft, J.P. Morgan, ABB, Nasdaq, Reuters, Pepsi, HSBC, BNP Paribas, GE, Nestle, AIG, HP, Manulife, Bombardier Transportation, Singtel, Telekom Malaysia, Huawei and Tetrapak

  • SCRUM
  • KANBAN & LEAN
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
  • BUSINESS ANALYSIS
  • COACHING
  • WORKSHOP FACILITATION
  • LEADERSHIP
  • TEAM BUILDING
  • ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • IC AGILE AUTHORISED INSTRUCTOR – AGILE FUNDAMENTALS
Gretel Darby Agile Consultant
GRETEL DARBY - AGILE CONSULTANT

Gretel is a certified and experienced Agile practitioner. She enjoys bringing diverse teams together to continuously deliver better in complex environments. She starts with understanding the vision and desired outcomes and then through collaboration creates innovative solutions to customer and business problems.

She has extensive experience as a Product Manager and Product Owner. As a result of being involved in one of the most successful Agile adoptions in Australia by a large financial services company, she knows experentially what good Agile looks like and how to both be and do Agile in complex environments

As an Agile Consultant, she is able to help define your vision and then work with you and your teams to adopt and adapt agile practices. She is an excellent interpreter between the old ways of working and the new ways of working.

She is also the organiser and co-host for Agile Circles community in Singapore and Malaysia.

Gretel has more than 20 years experience working in the UK, NZ, Australia, and 5 years in Asia working with teams in Singapore, Japan, China, Malaysia, and India. She has worked as a consultant, vendor and client-side primarily in Insurance, Retail Banking, Mobile & Fraud & Identity.

  • AGILE PRODUCT OWNERSHIP
  • PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT
  • PROBLEM SOLVING
  • STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT
  • PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
  • APPLYING/ ADAPTING AGILE WAYS OF WORKING
  • AGILE COACHING
  • FACILITATION
  • TRAINING
  • WORKSHOP DESIGNER & FACILITATOR
  • ONLINE EVENT ORGANISATION & FACILITATION
  • IC AGILE AUTHORISED INSTRUCTOR – AGILE FUNDAMENTALS
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HUGO MESSER - CO-FOUNDER

Hugo is a trainer and agile coach specialized in Agile development. He has 15 years experience as an entrepreneur as well.

For over 10 years, Hugo has been building and managing teams around the world. He led his software company “Bridge Global”through an agile transformation to ensure their product and customer focus, allow them to work efficiently and smoothly and encourage continuous improvement through self-organized teams.Based on his positive experiences in his own company, he has started sharing his Agile knowledge with others. His passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate in a truly Agile way

Scrum is a central part of Hugo’s story, he’s a certified scrum professional (CSP) and certified scrum master (CSM).He has written 6 books about managing distributed software teams to share his experience and though about Agile and Scrum. His most recent book is Guide To The Distributed Agile Framework

Hugo moved to Bali with his family and is currently helping companies in Indonesia and the rest of Asia to become more Agile. He?s passionate about entrepreneurship and his training sessions are all action-oriented to ensure that participants get the most benefit and can start putting Agile theory into practice.

  • REMOTE TEAMS
  • DISTRIBUTED AGILE
  • SCRUM
  • LEAN STARTUP
  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
  • OFFSHORING
  • NEARSHORING
matthew laing malaysia agile coach
MATTHEW LAING - ENTERPRISE AND EXECUTIVE AGILE COACH

Matthew has delivered complex programmes of regulatory and transformative work – forming strong relationships with senior stakeholders, delivery partners and teams that he has managed.

He has managed large scale programmes using traditional waterfall & agile techniques and has led organisational change to use modern agile ways of working.

Matt is a trusted advisor to business leaders who want to modernise their organisations to be adaptive. Matt is effective at leading strategy and translating strategy into supportive governance models – with workable solutions to benchmark and measure the effectiveness of investment into agile.

  • ENTERPRISE AGILE TRANSFORMATION
  • EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COACHING
  • AGILE AND ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP
  • BUSINESS STRATEGY AND PLANNING
Anis shakirah agile marketing manager
ANIS SHAKIRAH - MARKETING MANAGER

Anis cut her teeth in traditional newsrooms, building her skills in writing, editing and storytelling, which would be essential in her later career as a marketer specialising in marketing strategy, content strategy, content marketing, social media marketing, corporate communications, and branding. She is currently a marketing manager who promotes and markets within the Southeast Asia region.

Anis has more than seven years of working experience in the United States and Malaysia with large and smaller local companies, carrying different roles within corporate communications, content marketing, social media marketing, public relations, and branding. Through her experience, Anis has helped companies build their brands and online presence by implementing marketing strategies to enable brands to reach out to and connect with their customer segments.

Anis has also led marketing teams consisting of content marketers, digital marketers, and designers. She has also successfully helped launch new campaigns for products within Malaysia.

  • CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
  • CONTENT MARKETING
  • SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
  • PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • BRANDING