Ungku Ashiela Ungku Hamzah is Director of Nextac Ventures, a training and consultancy company in the areas of Technology and Soft Skills which she founded in 2016. Ashiela graduated with a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Toledo, Ohio in 1988. She started her career as an Assistant Engineer in Kapar Power Station for Lembaga Letrik Negara (LLN). She has an extensive work experience in the energy industry, having worked in Malaysia’s leading electricity company, LLN/Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for over 20 years. She held various positions in TNB and the last one was as the Head of Leadership Development at TNB Training Center.
Equipped with MA in Strategy and Diplomacy from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), she has gained vast experience in business development and international relations. She has worked with many international participants on leadership development and was also instrumental in developing the Leadership Competency Model for a prestigious Government agency.
Ashiela has been involved in various projects including change management projects to bring about business process improvements. As a Certified Professional Executive Coach Manager from Cambridge Association of Managers, her passion and joy in life has always been about helping others fulfill their potential. To keep abreast with the current engineering technology, she also organized technical seminars such as the Coal Conference and SCADA workshop, which was attended by international participants.