Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Ficus Venture Capital, Malaysia

Short Biography

RINA NEOH is Co – Founder and Managing Director of World’s 1st Syariah Compliant Venture Capital, Ficus Capital. She currently sits on the Board of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), The National Trade Promotion Agency of Malaysia. Rina is also a senator representing Malaysia in the World Business Angel Forum and is on the list of board of WBAF’s Investment Fund and The Women Leaders board.

Rina has more than 25 years of experience in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds. With solid foundation in Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Computer Science and keen business sense acquired through post-graduate MBA in International Business, Rina has delivered multi-million dollar returns and holds a solid track record in investing, building, growing, and/or exiting successful startups and scaleups, in such areas as education, food, fashion, pharmaceutical, e-commerce, esports, information technology, artificial intelligence and robotics, human resources development, and executive education, among others.

She holds senior executive positions (at CEO/CXO levels) and board directorships in private and public sectors across the Asia Pacific. She is passionately involved with philanthropic causes and during her spare time, she will volunteer in organizations related to children’s education, youth development, women empowerment, community building, digital literacy, and entrepreneurship education. She serves as executive coach and senior adviser to several business advisory boards, non- governmental organizations and educational institution such as UNITAR.

She was recently appointed by the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) as one of the working members for the Sarawak Economic Action Council, SEAC) working on the innovation policy for Sarawak 2030.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2015 – Top 10 Most Inspiring Businesswomen in Singapore (By Top 10 of Asia)
  • 2016 – Top 10 Women Venture Capitalists in Singapore (By Women Founders Network)
  • 2017 – Top 8 Trailblazers Under 40’s (by The Peak Magazine)
  • 2018 – Asia Pacific Entrepreneurial Award for Outstanding and Exemplary Achievements in Entrepreneurship for The Financial Sector (by Enterprise Asia Singapore)
  • 2019 – Most Admired Leader of Asia Award (by Herald Global media group in India)
  • 2020 – Top 100 Most Influential LinkedIn Icon to follow in Malaysia (by Marketing in Malaysia)