Wan Kamarul Zaman, is an Advocate and Solicitor practicing in the legal firm of Messrs Abu Talib Shahrom based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He holds a LLB (Hons) Degree from the University of London and CLP (Malaya) as well as an M.Sc (A.Econs) and B.Sc. Degree from Louisiana State University, USA.
Prior joining Messrs Abu Talib Shahrom, he was a banker (1982 – 2006) attached to several financial institutions in Malaysia. During his tenure in the Malaysian financial sector, he has been involved in almost all aspects of banking activities viz corporate finance and advisory, corporate banking and loan syndication, origination and placement of private debt securities (both Islamic and conventional), treasury and money market dealings as well as loan recover and debt restructuring. His last position in the banking sector (2006) was Acting CEO of Affin Discount Bhd. He has also acted as an advisor for several public listed companies and private entities undertaking privatization and corporate finance exercises, namely, stock exchange listing, mergers and acquisition, divestment as well as international fund raising through debt and equities placement as well as loan syndication. He also sit on the Board of several companies, both listed and unlisted.
He is also licensed by Securities Commission, Malaysia under the Capital Market Services Act 2007, which enable him to advise on Corporate Finance matter such as fund raising, mergers and acquisition, corporate/ debt restructuring as well as on matter relating to bonds and sukuk issuance.
As the CEO of TOC Automotive College, Adelaine LK Foo is a visionary with the drive and passion befitting an educator. She is well known as one of the earliest pioneers of Automotive & Motorsports education in Malaysia.
Passionate about education from the very start, Adelaine has always envisioned herself in the education industry. Graduating from the University of California, LA with a Bachelor and Masters in Arts, no one would have foreseen her future in automotive education.
Adelaine has always been an advocate for the voiceless and people who loves cars. However, an education specialising in cars has always been looked down upon. Adelaine fought for the rights of these people with the belief that everyone deserves the proper education that they want to pursue. Thus, the idea for TOC Automotive College began.
Inspired by the limitless career opportunities in the Automotive industry, and a will to establish recognition for automotive technicians, she founded The Otomotif College in 2004. Since then, Adelaine has propelled the college to a host of awards and recognitions including 5-star training provider of Malaysian Skills Certificates and Premier Status by Accreditation Service of International College (ASIC).
Today, with Adelaine at the helm, TOC Automotive College has celebrated more than 10 years of excellence, with an alumni of more than 2000 students who are now working for top automotive brands all over the world.
TOC’s dream is to inspire society to believe in the limitless career possibilities and success of automotive technicians and to enthuse automotive professionals to believe in their positive contribution to society.
To achieve that dream, we constantly improve our pedagogy, qualifications, facilities, staff and industry partnerships to empower our graduates with the right attitude, skills and knowledge to achieve global recognition and success.
ADELAINE FOOCEO & FOUNDER OF TOC
Possessing a wealth of experience in the areas of marketing, advertising and corporate communications, Prof Abdul Hamid Mohamed is one of TOC’s Steering Committee and Board Member.
Prof Abdul Hamid Mohamed is a company director and is actively involved in academia. He was formerly the Deputy Director and Professor/Principal Fellow at the Institute of Small & Medium Enterprises (ISME), as well as at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), a renowned public university.
As a marketing consultant and the former Associate Professor at the International Business School (IBS) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, he currently lends his expertise in the MBA programmes of some public and private universities, specializing in the areas of Marketing Management, International Trade & Business, Promotion Management, Services Marketing, Global Marketing, and Presentation Skills and Communications. He acts as a consultant and business advisor to entrepreneurs and SMEs, and occasionally conducts strategic marketing workshops. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB) at the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).
Prof Abdul Hamid attained his Masters in Communications from Michigan State University, after completing his Bachelor in Journalism from University of Lyceum, Philippines. He was a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) before venturing into corporate business.
One of his most notable achievements is his involvement in the pioneering of Malaysia’s first commercial TV station, TV3 and its marketing department in 1983 where he spent a decade in various senior management positions. He was also a board member of MEGA TV, Malaysia’s first cable TV, and has ventured in numerous businesses including outdoor advertising, TV production and event management.
Ryo Okubo is a passionate individual in the business sector. With a head start on a major capital firm in Japan for seven years, he was responsible of the overall execution in deal sourcing, business plans and contract negotiations. With the acquired skills in hand, he moved on to an independent private equity fund. During his tenure there, he was responsible for examining potential investments, providing business management advices, and overseeing exit processes.
As his passion in business continues, he landed himself in a consulting company in 2010. He was mainly involved in supporting start-up companies and entrepreneurs. That being said, he was also responsible for the business plan, financial model and procurement. After five years, he joined AUTOBACS CO LTD in order to leverage his business experience. With all his experience gained, he is currently the Vice President of the Overseas Business Department in AUTOBACS SEVEN CO.LTD.
Academically, he has earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo and passed the exam of Certified Public Accountant in Illinois, United States.
With an impressive resume, we are proud to say that he is a part of TOC Malaysia! With collective minds on board, we aim to create a wholesome education system and a way forward in the automotive scene.
A true gearhead at heart and mind, Allan A. Cabiles is both TOC’s Training Director and the team manager of TOC Motorsports. He has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry and is specialized in automotive education.
Allan graduated from the Technological University of the Philippines with a Bachelor in Technical Teachers Education. He worked his way up from a junior mechanic at the tender age of 19, rising through the ranks of workshop supervisor, facilitator, trainer, lead instructor, to the training director he is today.
At present, Allan is responsible for leading and managing the entire training division of TOC, from developing training curriculum for both its campuses in Malaysia and Australia, to managing trainers and securing strategic partnerships and affiliations throughout the automotive industry.