WAN KAMARUL ZAMAN WAN YAACOBChairman of the Board
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.
ADELAINE LK FOOChief Executive Officer
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.
A MESSAGE FROM MS. ADELAINE FOOCEO & FOUNDER OF TOC
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
DATO’ IQMAL SHAFIQExecutive Director of TOC
With an attitude for success, Dato Iqmal Shafiq strives for the best to attain his goals. A philanthropist at heart, he is primarily looking toward raising funds for the TOC Bina Bakat programme to support students’ wellbeing. The programme aims to offer apprenticeship and loan repayment plan for students who wants to pursue their education and a career in the automotive industry. He aims to place students at reliable companies to further develop their learning experience upon graduation. Dato’ Iqmal Shafiq begins his career since 2001. He started off by securing sole Bumiputera franchise holder status and ensuring smooth collaboration with renowned automotive corporations such as; Honda Malaysia, Suzuki Malaysia and Chevrolet Malaysia. His resourcefulness and entrepreneurial spirit eventually led him to become the Assistant General Manager in one of the renowned automotive company. With his strong work ethics and experiences, it gave him the capability to adapt to changes and challenges along the way.In the year of 2016, Dato’ Iqmal Shafiq was elected as the Business Development Manager for IDM Auto Garages Limited UK where he was tasked with identifying potential clients in Malaysia, selecting reliable car dealers in the United Kingdom, arranging of shipments and exported vehicles, as well as sourcing and attending auctions. Graduating from University of West England with (LLB Hons) in 2008, having him on board as a Director, the team sees a positive outcome towards the education system and organization.
RYO OKUBODirector of TOC
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.