Time: 1.30pm - 7.00pm
Date: 29 March 2009
Venue: The Istana Hotel Ballroom
Cost : Free
Target Participant : Aspiring entrepreneurs (within the age group of 20 to 40 years old) personally handpicked by Dato A.K Nathan via online registration.
The interested candidates are urged to answer 3 simple questions via online registration form and the answers should be within 15 words for each question. The successful applicants will be notified via email.
Dato' A K Nathan, the group managing director of Eversendai corporation, a self made man, rags to riches Malaysian Indian story which can inspire you to achieve more than what you have today.
"Eversendai" founded by Dato' A.K. Nathan in 1984 is a highly reputable player in the structural Design, Fabrication and Erection of steel structures and Coal Fired Power Plant, having been involved in the construction of iconic landmarks such as the Petronas Twin Towers, the Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai and the Burj Dubai - currently the world's tallest building. Eversendai has executed the heaviest, largest and the tallest structures and completed over 100 projects in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand.
Having to curtail his pre-university course due to financial difficulties, he started work as a printing machine operator and subsequently as an insurance agent. With no formal education in engineering, Dato' Nathan has grown Eversendai from a one man show to a corporate structure with 6000 personnel with sheer hard work, persistence and perseverance. His first foray into the construction sctor was accidental, when he was given the opportunity to work on the Dayabumi project where he learnt the techniques and the Japanese work culture which he has incorporated in his management.
Dato' Nathan has steered Eversendai into one of the largest steel contractor in the Middle East with fabrication plants in Dubai, Sharjah, Qatar and Malaysia. Eversendai has awarded the "2005 International Achievement Award" by the Construction Industry Board, Malaysia, the 20th International Golden Construction Award (New Millennium Award) by Trade Leaders Club - Madrid, Spain, Ernst & Young
2008 - Master Entrepreneur of he year Award, Ernst & Young 2008 - Entrepreneur of the year award, SME Platinum Award 2008, SME - Brand Laureate Best Brand Award 2008, MCIEA 2008 - CEO of the year award by Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia.