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My ACA experience: Cheok Chin Hong

Cheok Chin Hong enrolled in a full-time programme that saw him study CFAB before going on to complete the ACA qualification. He now works in the leisure and hospitality industry, where he helps to identify potential opportunities for his employer.

Cheok Chin Hong, Corporate Affairs Executive, Genting Malaysia Berhad

Cheok Chin Hong Corporate Affairs Executive, Genting Malaysia Berhad

ICAEW route: ICAEW CFAB, School-leaver programme

Industry: Various

Location: Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Cheok Chin Hong's story...

Having done well in my SPM, I found myself at the first major crossroads of my life. Before deciding on my tertiary studies, I attended a talk about the ACA, which was an eye-opener for me. 

I realised that I needed to equip myself with a better understanding of business and finance for me to succeed, no matter what career I decided to move forward with. I also realised that my life would never be the same again.

I decided to enrol myself in the CFAB leading to ACA programme, a full-time course at Sunway TES. In the process, I secured a placement as a Management Trainee at Genting Malaysia Berhad. 

Although the journey to attain the ACA was very much challenging, not forgetting the times when I had to balance between work and studies, the amazing campus environment, coupled with the ever-supportive lecturers and friends I made along the way really helped a lot.

Eight years later and with absolutely no regrets, I find myself continuously excited, motivated and fulfilled every single day. I am currently in the Corporate Affairs department and life here is ever-dynamic. 

From researching and benchmarking to building financial models to evaluate potential opportunities, my role has not only developed me into a nimbler person, but also constantly keeps me on my toes and certainly ensures that every day is just as exciting as the first.

I am always driven by the fact that I can always learn something new, push the boundaries of my understanding and add value to every project that I work on.

I have grown and developed so much as a person and look forward to contributing so much more in the years to come. 

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