Nadhir Ashafiq

Co-founder & Executive Director at TheLorry

Nadhir Ashafiq is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of TheLorry – a regional logistics platform that connects customers to lorry, truck, van and 4×4 pickup truck drivers in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. He previously co-founded Glokalise, a social networking app and has experience working in air freight logistics and investment banking. In 2017, TheLorry founders, Nadhir Ashafiq and Goh Chee Hau made headlines when both they and their company made it on the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list. Nadhir believes in doing things that matter. A degree holder in Accounting and Master’s degree holder in Finance from Curtin University, Nadhir is passionate in creating impact in all of his endeavours. He spearheads Product, Marketing initiatives as well as growth strategy in Thailand and Indonesia at TheLorry. He is also passionate in developing the next generation of technology entrepreneurs and currently sits in the Malaysia Innovation Policy Council (MIPC) and National Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Council (MKPTN). He is also the Vice President of Persatuan Usahawan & Industry ICT Bumiputera Malaysia (NEF). In July 2019, Nadhir was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in the 88th International Selection Panel in Tokyo.

2.00PM - 3.00PM - Panel Session 2

Tuesday 26th Jan, 2021

Innovation in Industry

Technology innovation is a key foundation to all of the businesses of the esteemed panel which includes innovations in content delivery, customer behavior analytics, B2B supply-chain and drone-technology for use in remote-sensing, aerial survey and asset inspection. Each of these founders will share aspects of their business journey.

How did they find early adopters of their tech platforms or services? How did they expand their customer or user base? How do they monitor innovation within the company? How do they keep abreast of new innovations that may disrupt THEIR OWN business? How do they attract and retain talent that brings innovation to their business operations or business culture?