ALIFE COUNCIL MEMBERS

PRESIDENT

RIZAL KAMAL

Founder and Director of

LOL Events

 

Rizal Kamal is the CEO of LOL Asia, a comedy company that produces both live shows and production content. LOL has won the ‘Best Entertainment Company’ in the BOSS Awards.

 

Rizal founded LOL in 2009, a time when stand-up comedy at its infancy in Malaysia, and began the insurmountable task of building a new comedy industry. Forward to 2019, Rizal developed a portfolio of hundreds of comedy shows, an annual comedy festival, several TV shows, a comedy club, talent development program and international comedy tours.

 

Having worked with over 300 comedy talents with names like Kevin Hart, Russell Peters, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Eddie Izzard, David Blaine and Margaret Cho, Rizal looks forward to build his comedy empire in Asia. TV shows created include 3 seasons of ‘Stand Up, Asia!’ for Comedy Central and comedy reality show ‘Gelak Gempak’ for Astro.

VICE PRESIDENT

BRIAN JOHNSON LOWE

Co-Founder & Director

My Performing Arts Agency

Brian is the Co-Founder of My Performing Arts Agency, a privately owned arts consultancy & arts events management agency with the express goal of supporting the continuing development of artistic & cultural efforts in Malaysia where as his title Strategic Superhero suggests, he leads the overall goal and vision of the company, company values and philosophies, measures of success quantitatively, short to long term business and financial strategy, high level execution plans, co-development of brand strategy and identity of MyPAA.

TREASURER

SELINA KOK

Founder and CEO of Sevent Media 

Selina founded Sevent Media in 2007. She has a wealth of experience having spend more than 25 years in PR, marketing and communication functions for the production and management of events and brand activation programmes.


Sevent Media is a specialist consultancy company focusing on organising, managing, marketing, promoting and producing events, entertainment showcases, promotional tours as well as the management of artistes, talents and product ambassadors.

Sevent Media also works in partnership with IMARC International Pty. Ltd. to promote their corporate governance workshops and seminars in Malaysia and regionally.

SECRETARY

IQBAL AMEER

Founder and Managing Director of Livescape Asia 

Having organised over 200 different events, ranging from 400 capacity club shows to over 35,000 music lovers for Future Music Festival Asia.  Also has an event agency arm that manages clients such as Redbull International, Asahi and Fred Perry.​

COUNCIL MEMBER

BEN LAW

Founder of Future Sound Asia

One of Malaysia’s leading music experience companies. Since their inception in 2001, they have been producing and organising events from all over the world that includes The Killers, Tiesto, DavidGuetta, Avicci, Calvin Harris, Smashing Pumpkins, Thirst, Good Vibes Festival amongst others.

COUNCIL MEMBER

DIRK SASS 

CEO-Asia of

SeatAdvisor & MyTicket

 

Dirk Sass is a Ticketing, Access Control & Marketing specialist with 15 years’ experience in the field across a variety of high profile public events in South East Asia and internationally. Dirk’s experiences encompass working for the last 8 years on F1 Malaysia, MotoGP and many other mega events in the Region including the Suzuki Cup. Dirk has significant knowledge in the Technology of Ticketing and converting this into a venue & event experience. Dirk has also been involved in product & event marketing for the last 30 years; he gained that valuable experience in the Airline & Tourism Industry. “Todays ticketing is not about ticketing only, it is more demanding and evolve in a very complex Visitor Experience”.

COUNCIL MEMBER

ADRIAN YAP

Founder and Director of Freeform Untitled

Founded in 2000, what began as a media company – with published and influential titles such as KLue, Junk, and Tongue in Chic that helped showcase and shape local culture – has since transcended beyond those initial media platforms. Freeform prides itself in creating memorable and experiential events and engaging campaigns for its audience; the most known being Urbanscapes Festival, which celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2017 as one of the longest-running creative arts festival in Malaysia.

COUNCIL MEMBER

ANITA BASKARAN

Director of PR Worldwide

Started operating in 1999, been promoting all forms of live entertainment, family, music, comedy and musical events for all age group.  Yearly shows include Disney On Ice and recent shows include Maroon 5, Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER

MUNAS VAN BOONSTRA

Founder & Project Director of NastyInc Management

Originally founded in 1998 in Australia bringing larger than life corporate events, festivals and concerts across Australia, Asia and US. 

Since 2007, Nasty Inc moved to KL Malaysia and brought experiential events for clients such as Maxis, Digi, Axiata, Petronas, Standard Chartered and many more. Nasty Inc brings niche concerts to Malaysia, Bangkok, Singapore and Indonesia from K-Pop to Pop to Classical acts.

COUNCIL MEMBER

MOSES KWAN

Managing Director of Boss Management

Boss Management is now a merge company between two strong entity – Mstage (event safety management) and Top Security (commercial and residential security) to provide professional safety and security management services to cater to the ever increasing market demand from event, public, private as well as business sector.

COUNCIL MEMBER

CHARLES PERERA

Manager, Pacific & Orient Insurance Co. Berhad

Pacific & Orient Insurance Co. Berhad, was incorporated in 1972 under the then Co.’s Act 1965, and in 1974 as an approved Insurer under the Insurance Act 1965(repealed).

 

We are licensed by MOF to transact all classes of general insurance business.

Our shareholders are -

  • 51% - Pacific & Orient Berhad, listed on Bursa Malaysia

  • 49% - Sanlam Emerging Markets Proprietary Limited, listed on Johannesburg Exchange

Our Financial Strength ratings:

  • RAM : A2/Stable/P1 (13 July 2018)

  • Fitch : IFS 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable (12 January 2018)

We write all classes but specialise in Private Motor Insurance and PI Schemes for Lawyers, Doctors and Stockbrokers, Marine Hull, Cyber, Film & Event.

CHAIRMAN

PARA RAJAGOPAL

Founder of PR Worldwide

Started operating in 1999, been promoting all forms of live entertainment, family, music, comedy and musical events for all age group.  Yearly shows include Disney On Ice and recent shows include Maroon 5, Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift.

 
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