See Wai Hun

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See Wai Hun
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CitizenshipMalaysia
Alma materUniversity of Winnipeg
OccupationCEO of JurisTech
Spouse(s)Naaman Lee

See Wai Hun also known as Wai Hun, is a Malaysian financial technology professional. She is the co-founder and CEO of JurisTech, a fintech company based in Malaysia.

Early life and education[edit]

As a teenager, Wai Hun wanted to be a lawyer, her father suggested it would be an ideal career path for her since she was good at winning arguments. As a young adult, Wai Hun thought a career in accounting would be a better option. But first semester into her accounting degree at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, she decided accounting wasn't for her. She wanted to study a STEM subject. Wai Hun's father enrolled her into a computer science program in Sedaya College. Wai Hun looks back to this moment as a pivotal point in her life, when she realized programming and technology was going to be her lifelong passion. She later earned her bachelor's degree in business computing, from the University of Winnipeg. She graduated as a gold medalist from the University of Winnipeg for being the best graduate in her year.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Wai Hun started her career as a consultant at Ernst & Young, then later worked as a business analyst at Sistemaju before joining Sapura to develop and implement business intelligence solutions. At Sapura, Wai Hun met John Lim, a Malaysian software developer who would eventually become the Chief Technological Officer of JurisTech.[3][4]

Wai Hun and John Lim started Natsoft(M) Sdn Bhd, the parent company of JurisTech; in 1997 amidst the Asian Financial Crisis. Their company was initially poised to sell data mining, AI and data analytics tools and services to banks. However the initial offering was not successful because back then, the markets weren't ready for data mining and AI solutions, also because of the Asian Financial Crisis, no one could afford them. Then Wai Hun and John Lim decided to offer debt collection and litigation software to cope with existing market needs. This new approach was an instant success, as Wai Hun recalls that this was the point in her career as an entrepreneur where customers actually started chasing her, instead of the other way around.[5][6][7][8][9]

Awards & Accolades[edit]

In 2014, Wai Hun became an Endeavor (non-profit) entrepreneur.[10]

In 2016, See Wai Hun was profiled as Digerati50 by Focus Malaysia and Digital News Asia as one of the top 50 people who would shape the digital economy in Malaysia in the coming years.[11] In the same year, Wai Hun represented the Malaysian financial technology industry at a conference organized by PricewaterhouseCoopers titled Catching the FinTech Wave.[12]

In 2019, Wai Hun was awarded an Outstanding Achievement award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category at the annual Star Outstanding Business Awards(SOBA) organized by The Star (Malaysia)[13]

Wai Hun has also been featured in Chris Zook and James Allen's book The Founder's Mentality[14] and in Freda Liu's book Bursting Fixed Mindsets.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Being fickle pays". KINIBIZ. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  2. ^ "Endeavor Malaysia". endeavormalaysia.org. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  3. ^ "Creating financial change". Digital News Asia. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  4. ^ "Wai Hun See". Endeavor. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  5. ^ "Tech duo with flair for accomplishing critical missions across industries - The Malaysian Reserve". themalaysianreserve.com.
  6. ^ "Software company’s products gain traction in financial institutions - SME - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.
  7. ^ "Creating financial change". Digital News Asia. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  8. ^ "Building a business on necessity".
  9. ^ "Welcome to Founders Asia". www.foundersasia.com.
  10. ^ "Wai Hun See". Endeavor. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  11. ^ "Digerati50: Learning to say No". Digital News Asia. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  12. ^ PricewaterhouseCoopers. "Catching the FinTech wave".
  13. ^ "Senheng wins big at SOBA". The Star. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  14. ^ Zook, Chris; Allen, James (17 May 2016). "The Founder's Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth". Harvard Business Review Press – via Google Books.
  15. ^ "Endeavor Malaysia". endeavormalaysia.org. Retrieved 2018-06-28.