About Coded Minds Malaysia

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Malaysia is a melting-pot of mixed cultures and races yet reliant on traditional education systems imported from its colonial era. Coded Minds brings a fresh new internationally enriched curriculum for kids and adults to learn 21st Century skills.

Coded Minds is a global iSTEAM Leadership company that is empowering millions of children in different parts of the world.

To bring STEM or iSTEAM to your school, institution, or organization, please contact us below.

Our Mission

Establish a digitally-led ecosystem whereby students can successfully attain relevant skills, and create employment to boost the economy. 

Our Vision


To be the revolutionary platform
of choice for the education
of the 21st century. 

Our Values


Each element of what makes us impact-drive, bold, innovative, immersive and in-trend. 

Meet the Team

Omar Farooqui - Founder & President

Omar Farooqui

Founder & President - Coded Minds Global

Omar Farooqui

Founder & President, Coded Minds Global

Omar Farooqui is an entrepreneur, investor, and startup enthusiast. He is the Founder & President of Coded Minds. Wanting to disrupt the education industry from the ground up, not just through pedagogy but also price, through his vision of merging public and private education as one. With this mission, he created Coded Minds in 2017. Omar is a careered finance professional in a previous life spanning two decades. His two previous ventures were Green Sands Equity out of San Francisco and previously CapInvest (latterly CI Holdings), which was a joint initiative with the asset management arm of United Overseas Bank Singapore. He was also on the Mutual Funds Board of Saudi Fransi Capital for several years. His corporate life was split between Algebra Capital, Deutsche Bank & NCB Capital out of Saudi Arabia. An avid tennis player, he invests and ventures through his investment vehicle, Five Rivers Holdings.

John Kao - Senior Advisor & Council of Advisors, Coded Minds Global

John Kao

Senior Advisor, Coded Minds Global

John Kao

Senior Advisor & Council of Advisors, Coded Minds Global

John has been called "Mr. Creativity" and "A Serial Innovator" by The Economist. He is a thought leader, practitioner and advisor, who has played a leading role in the fields of innovation and business creativity for over 30 years. He taught at Harvard Business School for 14 years and also served as visiting faculty at the MIT Media Lab and Stanford. John's belief in the capacities of young people led him to launch EdgeMakers, a learning experience focused on innovative thinking.

Greg Duffel - CEO & President, Coded Minds Asia Pacific

Gregory Duffell

CEO & President, Coded Minds Asia Pacific

Gregory Duffell

CEO & President, Coded Minds Asia Pacific

A matsaleh who did A-levels in Melaka decades ago, I devour durians and love to dance to any music beat but don't ask me to sing-lah. My passion is to share my life's many and varied global experiences with youth and guide them down a positive path to happiness.

Email Greg at greg@coded-minds.org.

Param Sivaprakasam - Vice President, Coded Minds Asia Pacific

Param Slvaprakasam

Vice President, Coded Minds Asia Pacific

Param Slvaprakasam

Vice President, Coded Minds Asia Pacific

Param is a serial entrepreneur with over 4 decades of experience in senior management positions and in creating/running businesses. For the last 2 decades, he has focused on offering a variety of rich educational content and content delivery services to the education sector in the ASEAN region. In the recent years, he moved to engage in Information Management and Data Analytics for institutions and enterprises in Malaysia.

Email Param at param@coded-minds.org.

M. Syafiq Bin Mohd Zin - Mentor

M. Syafiq Bin Mohd Zin

Mentor

M. Syafiq Bin Mohd Zin

Mentor

M. Syafiq Bin Mohd Zin - Graduated as the Electronic-Man, determined to power up the education system in Malaysia. When I am connected to good music and bold coffee - then, I will shine. I am very passionate to share ideas and experiences with youth (and you), for a brighter future.

Email Syafiq at syafiq@coded-minds.org.

Nurul Adilah - Mentor

Nurul Adilah

Mentor

Nurul Adilah

Mentor

Nurul Adilah - A lady who's passionate about technology and committed to nurture young minds through education. When I'm away from the class, I bake cakes, and having joy for teaching and baking makes me realize they have much in common, both are sweet! I surround myself with positivity and you can see it through the cheerful color of my braces! 🙂

Email Nurul at nurul@coded-minds.org.

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