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Dato' Simon Foong
Dato’ Simon is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 30 years of business experience, and a pioneer in marketing and entrenching global brands ranging from personal computers to personal care & lifestyle, tourism related businesses & green technologies.
He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Aquawalk Sdn Bhd, which owns and operates Aquaria KLCC and Aquaria Phuket – Malaysia and Thailand’s largest oceanariums, respectively.
He is also involved in property development, having co-founded the Senja Aman Group and serving as its Group Managing Director. The property development group recently completed and launched its flagship luxury wellness resort in Penang, the Angsana Teluk Bahang.
Dato’ Simon also serves on the board of InNature Berhad as its Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman. InNature Berhad together with its group of companies, is principally involved in the retailing and distribution of retail goods and services throughout the region, such as The Body Shop and Natura.
Dato’ Simon was previously a committee member for the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association of Malaysia; the Vice Chairman and Trustee of the PT Foundation; the immediate past president of the Malaysian Association of Amusement Themepark and Family Attractions; and a past member of the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau Advisory Board.
A qualified Architect and Ecopreneur with more than 20 years experience in design and building environments.
He has built aquariums of varying ecosystems ranging from Polar, Amazonian, Deep Sea to Coral Reefs.
His projects spans from Oceania, South East Asia to Europe. He has conducted sustainable developments which led to unique construction methods of energy efficient buildings.
Keen in design & architecture, his passion is to strive for a better future. Sustaining the world’s ecology thru his platform and to have solutions incorporating nature into the ever expanding urban space.