Event Details

AMCHAM would like to invite you to AMCHAM's Members' Briefing with Hazree Mohd Turee, Managing Director of Bower Group Asia Malaysia, Leslie Lopez, Regional Correspondent of The Straits Times of Singapore and Nat Turner, Economic Counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia on Monday, May 14, 2018, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the AMCHAM Executive Office. Hazree and Leslie will share their perspectives on the outcomes of GE14 and what this may mean for the business community.

AMCHAM will deliver the welcome remarks and brief notices from the Chamber. Nat will provide the latest updates on business and economic issues relevant to businesses in Malaysia, and share information on recent activities of the U.S. Embassy. Hazree and Leslie will then begin the conversation on GE14 before leading into an open discussion followed by networking drinks.

Members are encouraged to attend this briefing, which represents an excellent opportunity to meet fellow AMCHAM members and to keep your finger on the pulse of what's happening on the ground across a range of industries.

This is a Members Only program where admission is complimentary. Due to space limitation, seats are on a first come, first serve basis and only two (2) representatives per company are allowed. Should you wish to have more attend, please contact Ms Elyna Ngu at elyna@amcham.com.my

Please note that this program is off-the-record.


2:30 PM - 3 PM
Registration & Arrival of Guests
3 PM - 3:15 PM
Welcome Remarks and Updates by AMCHAM
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Briefing and Updates by US Embassy
3:45 PM - 4:25 PM
Post Election Open Dialogue
4:25 PM - 4:30 PM
Closing Remarks by AMCHAM


  • Leslie Lopez (Regional Correspondent at The Straits Times, Singapore)

    Leslie Lopez

    Regional Correspondent at The Straits Times, Singapore

    Leslie Lopez, a Malaysian citizen, has reported extensively on political
    and economic affairs in the region since the mid-1980s.

    After brief stints with two local news papers in Malaysia, Mr. Lopez, 53
    years old, served as the Reuters correspondent covering Malaysia and
    Brunei before moving to Jakarta as the Indonesian bureau chief for the
    Business Times of Singapore. He returned to Malaysia to head The Asian Wall Street Journal news bureau in Kuala Lumpur in 1996. During his 10 years with The Asian Wall Street Journal, Mr. Lopez won awards for his reporting on the 1997 Asian economic crisis and the aftermath of Asia’s deadly tsunami. He also led the paper’s regional coverage on the growing threat from Islamic terrorists, breaking dozens of exclusive pieces that have helped bring greater understanding to the problems posed by religious militancy.

    Mr. Lopez joined The Straits Times of Singapore as the paper’s Senior
    Regional Correspondent in early 2007. His coverage of regional political
    and economic issues won him the award for best story for three years
    running, and in 2009 Singapore Press Holdings, the island state’s largest news organization, named him Journalist of the Year.

    In 2012, Mr. Lopez joined The Edge media group to push the
    organisation’s regional presence with The Edge Review, a weekly all
    digital political and business publication specialising on key news
    developments in Southeast Asia. Over the last two years, The Edge
    Review has stamped its mark as a premier publication, wining top awards for its business and political reporting on the region from the prestigious Society of Publishers Asia (SOPA).

    Mr. Lopez, who lives in Kuala Lumpur and travels regularly on reporting
    assignments, recently returned to The Straits Times of Singapore to
    continue covering regional economic and political affairs.

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  • Hazree Mohd Turee (Managing Director of Bower Group Asia Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.)

    Hazree Mohd Turee

    Managing Director of Bower Group Asia Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

    Hazree Mohd Turee’s 25 years of business experience have spanned across many sectors, including consulting, sales and marketing, and services. Hazree’s work with large multinationals and government link companies (GLCs) helped him built an extensive network, especially in the government.

    Hazree has been involved in business development projects in industries like oil and gas, banking, supply chain and e-government. He has turned around troubled and complex projects with challenging policy, financial and technical problems. He has set up a cloud computing business and was the architect of Commerce dot Com’s (CDC) Center of Excellence for Government Procurement.

    Hazree has vast experience in liaising with government ministries and agencies such as the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Customs Department and the Multimedia Development Corporation. His interactions with various ministers and high level government officials have made him an expert in various government processes. He has worked on regulatory issues and has lobbied the government on policy matters pertaining to the U.S.-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement. Hazree organized former Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi’s 2006 visit to the Dell headquarters.

    Hazree graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Statistics. He was ranked as one of the top statistics students in Michigan in 1986.

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  • Nat Turner (Economic Counsellor at U.S Embassy in Malaysia)

    Nat Turner

    Economic Counsellor at U.S Embassy in Malaysia


    Nat Turner is a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State. In 2016, Nat arrived to
    Kuala Lumpur as Economic Counselor where his team covers trade and investment initiatives,
    energy cooperation, environmental cooperation, health diplomacy, and economic activities
    related to ASEAN and APEC. Prior to arriving in Kuala Lumpur, he served in Brasilia as
    Deputy Economic Counselor including a year as Acting Economic Counselor. Other overseas
    assignments have included Hong Kong and Cairo. Washington based assignments include the
    Department of State’s Economics Bureau in the Bilateral Trade Office where he had
    responsibility for the South and Central Asia trade portfolio. He also served in the East Asian
    and Pacific Affairs Bureau as Desk Officer for Singapore and Brunei and he worked in USAID’s
    Latin America and Caribbean Bureau in the Broad Based Economic Growth Office where he
    worked on food security and financial sector reform.
    Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 2002, Nat worked in sales, marketing, product
    development, and management positions in the consumer products, technology, and banking
    industries. Nat earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University and
    completed a Finance and Marketing Executive Education course at the Wharton School of

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