Ong Siou Woon
Director of Operations

Ong Siou Woon is the Director of Operations of Penang Institute, Malaysia. Prior to joining Penang Institute, she was an assistant Town Planner at a Malaysian architecture and planning consultancy firm. She was selected to participate in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Programme funded by the US Department of State in 2015 as a Professional Fellow representing Malaysia. She is actively involved in policy discussions in Penang related to urban and regional planning, especially in the areas of sustainable development. She currently sits on the advisory panel of the Penang Green Agenda and Penang2030, the Penang state vision to become a Family-focused Green and Smart State that Inspires the Nation.

Vern Vern Cheng
Assistant to the Director of Operations
Vern has worked in MNCs prior to joining Penang Institute. She has a background in IT, consulting, and learning & development. She holds a M.IS degree from the University of Tasmania, Australia.
Morana Lefilliâtre
Administrator & Research Assistant
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons.) in Business Management from Sunderland University, United Kingdom. Some of her interests include environmental, heritage, and cultural issues.
Muhammad Amirul Naim bin Rosmi
Distribution Executive
A Penangite by heart, Naim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Sciences, specializing in History and Civilization, from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), with a minor in Islamic Revealed Knowledge. His professional journey includes valuable experience in human resources and logistics at MNC company,while his areas of interest encompass social history, intellectual history, and political thought.
Aizat Nazarry Rosli
Administrative Assistant
He holds a Executive Diploma in Global Leadership programme. He has a working experience of 12 years as an Administrative Assistant, Inventory and Project Administration at MNC corporations.
Maggie Loo
Finance Officer
She holds a Secretarial diploma. She is currently the Finance Officer of Penang Institute. Previously, she worked as an Administrator cum Accountant for 12 years (1984 – 1996) in a research company in Kuala Lumpur, and as a Personal Assistant to a Penang State EXCO for 12 years (1996 – 2008).