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Work experience

Apr 2002Present

Managing Partner

Azlan & Co

richard is a registered company auditor

azlan & co is a firm of Chartered accountants

they focus on strategic consulting to technology start ups

Apr 1997Mar 2002


YPJ Holdings Sdn Bhd

richard spent 5 years with ypjh. ypjh are the commercial managers of a portfolio of assets for yayasan pelajaran johor (YPJ) the Johor State Government education foundation.

Dec 1989Mar 1997

General manager


Amcorp is the holding company for the arab-malaysian group, controlled by Y Bhg Tan Sri Azman Hashim. richard started in the  venture capital operations and then planned corporate strategy. 

Dec 1984Nov 1989


Arthur Andersen & Co

richard started as an audit grunt and articled to become a Chartered Accountant. he transferred from the Perth, western australia office to the Kuala Lumpur Malaysia office in september 1988


Jun 1995Aug 1995

Management Development Programme

Asian Institute of Management
May 1986Apr 1988

Chartered Accountant

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Feb 1983Nov 1984

B Comm

Unniversity of Western Australia

richard scored an A+ in Philip Brown's Corporate Finance class. The rest of his degree was not as spectacular.


Corporate finance
richard has been practising corporate finance skills for twenty years for a variety of clients and friends
richard has been applying whizz bang latest technology and gadgets to business, changing the future
Presentation skills
richard analyses complex issues and explains it simply to a relevant audience


discrete global grids....

kufi squares....

postal codes...



richard george azlan abas is still not sure what he would like to do when he grows up

in the meantime he has built a postcode for the whole world to use at

posttude is an application using the Geotude concept, a discrete global grid he developed in 2006

he currently evangelizes Kufi Squares, a modern art approach to traditional arabic calligraphy


Nov 1995Present

Registered Company Auditor

Ministry of Finance, Malaysia