Angelld Quah is the Chief Operating Officer of FundedByMe Malaysia. In 2014, she founded and ran digital marketing firm Alix Global that later got the approval to operate as an equity crowdfunding platform.
Angelld also has previous experiences working as flight attendant for both Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways. She graduated from Tunku Abdul Rahman University in 2003 with a degree in science, biochemistry and from Emirates Aviation University in 2008 with an international marketing degree. Today she manages and supervises the day-to-day business for FundedByMe Malaysia.
How have you adapted to life in the new normal?
By adopting the right mindset, accepting the reality and going with the flow, keeping up positive vibes especially in difficult times. By understanding I have an ability to acknowledge threat and able to turn it into opportunities will make me break through and grow.
What has been the biggest lesson learnt during the pandemic?
Digitalisation and automation in all aspects are vital success factors for today’s business practice.
How do you achieve a work-life balance?
Thanks to MCO, I’m now able to work from home and I chose to move to Langkawi. As my company started earlier in business digitalisation, I can enjoy travelling or stay off grid without affecting the business growth or operation. Time management and self-discipline in deploying plans are also crucial to work-life balance.
What advice would you give to those who want to follow in your footsteps?
Pursue or do everything with only good intention and higher purpose (not merely for money nor ego), be kind and trustworthy when dealing with people and work, read more, smile more, rest more and eat more healthy food.
What is your beauty routine like?
I usually spend a very long time in the bathroom daily: cleaning, cleansing and detoxing the body with organic, natural and high-quality products only. After bath time, I always apply lotion or beauty oil. I do wear light makeup like lip gloss, mascara and eyebrow pencil. Perfume is a must, of course!
What are your must-have products?
Caudalie Beauty Elixir, Lancome Dual Concentrate Serum, Dior Lip Glow and Tom Ford Velvet Orchid EDP for evening and Narcisco Rodriguez’s For Her for day time.
Away from work, what forms of wellness do you indulge in?
I believe beauty shines from the inside out, so having a healthy mind, body and soul are the foundation of being captivating. I practice daily Yin yoga, meditation and chakra balancing with occasional jogging and hiking.
What are your goals for the rest of 2021?
I hope that my company will continue to empower local SMEs with global investment fund via crowdfunding platform namely Alixco P2P and FundedByMe Malaysia. This year, we aim for RM50mil funding for Malaysian SMEs. Personally, I wish to keep on improving my overall beauty and wellbeing, particularly in diet, sleeping quality and reduce my mobile phone usage.
MYEPPO Talks To… is a new weekly series in which we profile dynamic individuals. It will be out every Monday. For more on Angelld, follow her @angelldquah on Instagram.