General Staff

Vern Vern Cheng
Personal Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer
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.
Rebecca Lai Chiew Yee
Senior Administrative Officer
She is an administrative assistant who is responsible for the daily operations of the institute. She worked in the manufacturing industry for the past 15 years after finishing her studies in Business Administration through a United Kingdom program. She believes that teamwork is important to allow you to work with your strengths and the strengths of others in your team – strengthening the support for one another.
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.
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).