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Meet Our Agile Coaches and Trainers In Malaysia
Amiruddin Yusoff Principal Agile Consultant
AMIRUDDIN YUSOFF - COUNTRY MANAGER, PRINCIPAL COACH

Amir is a Principal Coach and the Country Manager for Ekipa Consultancy in Malaysia and has over 17 years of experience working with Malaysian GLCs, corporations, and public listed companies as a corporate planner, project and transformation management lead and delivery team member.

He recently led the Corporate Strategy and Transformation department in a public listed tech company and was responsible for its Agile Transformation. Previously a core team member at a Big 4 firm for its Management Consultancy Malaysian practice, his industry exposure includes Oil & Gas, Telco, and Postal industry. Amir is a certified Agile Coach and a registered HRDF trainer.

  • AGILE COACH
  • KANBAN
  • SCRUM
  • STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT
  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT
  • TRAINING & FACILITATION
  • PUBLIC SECTOR TRANSFORMATION
  • CORPORATE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
  • PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • BUSINESS PLANNING
  • COACHING
  • WORKSHOP FACILITATION
  • LEADERSHIP
  • TEAM BUILDING
  • ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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
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ANTONY MARSH - EXECUTIVE AGILE AND LEAN COACH

Antony is a highly experienced agile practitioner in the areas of agile coaching, agile leadership and agile product management. His focus is on leading and improving agile teams and extending agile practices beyond the teams and into the rest of the organisation.

Prior to coaching, Antony worked in multiple roles including business analyst, software team leader, project director, scrum master and internal agile coach.

In Indonesia, Antony has worked as a Senior Agile Coach with Telkom, Indosat, Prudential, Allianz, and Adira.

  • AGILE THINKING, WAYS OF WORKING
  • SCRUM
  • LEAN AND KANBAN
  • LEAN STARTUP
  • PRODUCT IDEATION
  • TRAINING
  • BDD/ HDD
  • COACHING – FACILITATING, MENTORING
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • LIBERATING STRUCTURES FACILITATION
  • IC AGILE AUTHORISED INSTRUCTOR – AGILE FUNDAMENTALS
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REZ HARDITYA - SENIOR AGILE COACH

Rez is an enterprise agile coach specializing in digital application development and agile transformations. Rez’s career spans over 12 years, with most of it spent in Melbourne, Australia.

Having come from a technical background, Rez has gained first-hand experience in leading development teams in their agile transformation, which help him to apply various agile practical solutions with the teams he coaches.

So far Rez has worked with many teams and leaders from multiple countries, such as Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, & Vietnam – leading organisation-wide changes to create enjoyable working culture & ultimately deliver better products with agile. The industries he’s worked with include banking, fintech, telco, and insurance.

  • AGILE TRANSFORMATION
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
  • HANDS-ON AGILE TRAINING & COACHING
  • SCRUM
  • OKR GOAL SETTING & TRACKING
  • MANAGING REMOTE & DISTRIBUTED TEAMS